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MPH in Global Health Leadership

The field of global health has changed.
The way we train global health leaders needs to change too.

MPH in Global Health Leadership

Global health is not a discipline, but a goal.

What does that mean?  It means that here at theNew York University, we take seriously the idea that success in promoting health, preventing illness and fighting disease worldwide depends on more than classroom experience alone. As the world's premier global network university, we view the world as our laboratory, and we invite talented and committed professionals from a wide range of disciplines to join us in shaping the future of global health at the local, national and global levels.

As part of NYU's groundbreaking Global Institute of Public Health, the NYU MPH in Global Health Leadership delivers critical public health knowledge and skills in a truly global context.  Studying in New York City with a uniquely qualified cohort of committed and experienced students, your time at NYU will expose you to the skills and opportunities you will need to make a difference in the global health landscape. 

Learn more about how the NYU MPH in Global Health Leadership
is different from other programs:




You can learn as much outside the classroom as in one. Students in the MPH in Global Health Leadership have the unique experience of participating in the Capstone - a year-long team project that allows students to synthesize the concepts, skills and knowledge they acquire throughout the program while working with an organization engaged in real-world public health problems. Through the Capstone experience, students get out of the classroom and into the field, undertaking hands-on fieldwork and data collection, often in an international setting. The end product is a work of publishable quality that many students are able to publish in a journal or present at a conference as they graduate. 


Graduate school isn't just for recent graduates.  Ranging from doctors to dentists, lawyers to sociologists, and teachers to social workers, students have experience in their respective fields. That means that everyone brings a different perspective to the classroom that invigorates debate and contributes to a vital learning community.  You will find that the MPH in Global Health Leadership has a student body like no other; a truly interdisciplinary group of accomplished scholars and practitioners coming together to learn how to confront the world's most pressing global health problems.





Public health draws from many disciplines.  So should public health programs. The NYU MPH is NYU's only University-wide degree not offered by one of its many schools or colleges alone.  Instead, it is offered as a collaboration between six of NYU's world-renowned graduate and professional schools: the College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, School of Medicine, Silver School of Social Work, Steinhardt Graduate School of Culture, Education & Human Development, and the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Far from being collaboration in name only, you'll be taught by faculty from all of these schools and benefit from the complementary approaches to teaching, research and service that they bring.

Collaboration that goes beyond cooperation.  We offer five dual degree programs that allow students to complete two graduate degrees at a significant discount in time and tuition. Whether your interest is in dentistry (DDS/MPH), medicine (MD/MPH), nursing (MS/MPH), public administration (MPA/MPH) or social work (MSW/MPH), you'll find that these programs offer an uncommon opportunity to immerse yourself simultaneously in two complementary fields.  It won't be easy, but if you're ready to challenge yourself we're confident you will emerge from the experience with the best of both worlds.

Quick Facts About the MPH in Global Health Leadership

  • Total number of Global Health Leadership students: 115

  • Enrollment status: 
    • 62.5% full-time 
    • 37.5% part-time
  • Citizenship
    • 18.3% International 
  • Countries represented: 
    • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Slovakia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States
  • Degrees represented:
    • BA, BS, MD, MA, MS, MSc, PhD, MSW, DDS, BDS, DVM, JD, MPA, MSN, MLS, PharmD, OD, MSJ, MBA
  • Disciplines represented: 
    • Anthropology, Art Therapy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Business/Finance, Communications, Comparative Literature, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Food & Nutrition, Foreign Affairs, French, Health Science, History, Immunology, Individualized Study, International Affairs, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science, Medicine, Microbiology, Midwifery, Middle Eastern History, Molecular Biology, Naturopathic Medicine, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pharmacy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech & Language, Urban Planning, Veterinary Medicine, Women's Studies


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