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About the MPH

Our Mission

The mission of New York University's Master of Public Health Program is to prepare students to become effective public health researchers, practitioners, and leaders by advancing public health knowledge and practice through research, education, outreach, and community engagement. By doing so, we aim to improve the health of diverse population groups at the local, national, and global levels.

The NYU MPH program's unique university-wide configuration allows it to draw upon faculty and other professionals from across the university and from partner organizations worldwide to design and deliver multidisciplinary educational, research, and practice-based training to enhance student experiences and promote continued professional development. 


Our History

For over 40 years, NYU has been offering public health education through the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. In 1971, the MPH program offered through the former School of Education -- now the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development -- became one of the first programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Developing professionals in community health, international health, nutrition and health education, the Steinhardt MPH in Community Public Health established a tradition of excellence in public health education.

In 2006, NYU launched its first university-wide degree program in the NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health. A collaboration of six of NYU's graduate and professional schools, the NYU Global MPH program prepared individuals with advanced degrees to become leaders in global public health.

Recognizing that both programs bring unique strengths to NYU's public health portfolio, NYU consolidated the two programs into a single university-wide NYU Master of Public Health (NYU MPH) program in spring 2011. The NYU MPH combines Steinhardt's legacy of public health education with the innovation of the Global MPH interdisciplinary approach. A collaboration of six schools at NYU, the NYU MPH is a state-of-the-art program that prepares forward thinking professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, all of whom share a commitment to meet the demands of complex public health challenges around the world.

NY State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah on "Public Health 3.0" & the Launch of the NYU MPH

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