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New York University School of Global Public Health

About this program

The NYU School of Global Public Health crosses disciplinary boundaries to address the world’s most pressing health problems. Drawing from resources across NYU’s schools, GPH delivers truly interdisciplinary public health education at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level. NYU GPH builds on the global reach of NYU’s expansive reach as a globally-networked university; draws strength from the entrepreneurial spirit of NYU’s many talented faculty and students; and serves as a conduit for groundbreaking research and education that advances and promotes equitable health for all. Students are able to tap into NYU’s global network to put their experience and education into practice through masters level study abroad courses and partnerships courses with global health agencies. Students can also work closely with faculty on ongoing public health research through our many faculty-led centers, labs, and initiatives.

  • Year partnership began: 2016
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 1

Application requirements

Official academic transcripts, personal statement, three recommendation letters, resume/CV

Admissions process

Interested applicants should submit a completed application to the masters program through the SOPHAS common application by the January 15th fellowship deadline along with a copy of their Description of Service (DOS) or a signed letter from their Peace Corps Country Director indicating their status as a current PCV, with the expected completion date.

Degrees awarded

Masters of Public Health

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $96,460 $96,460
Value of fellowship $45,591 $45,591
Net cost $50,869 $50,869

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $35,926

Cost savings details

50% Tuition Scholarship


All NYU Peace Corps Coverdell fellows must complete 160 hours interning or volunteering at a nonprofit or governmental agency that serves high-needs communities in the local area. Fellows are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement during their first year of graduate study.

Other opportunities

Fellows participate in a cohort-based career development program in their first year of study and take advantage of individualized career coaching sessions.

Jobs for alumni

Recent MPH alumni jobs include:

Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Biosurveillance Operations Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Clinical Project Manager, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Contracts and Grants Specialist, National Forensic Science Technology Center

Data Analyst, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Disease Investigator, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Consultant, World Bank

Public Health Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Senior Data Analyst, Community Service Society of New York

Public Health Advisor, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Research Associate, Global Healthy Living Foundation

Evaluation Coordinator, Urban Health Partnerships

Clinical Trial Unit Coordinator, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Community Engagement Supervisor, Test and Trace Corps, NYC Health + Hospitals

Emergency Manager, Hagerty Consulting

Epidemiology Specialist Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Global Health Analyst, BD

Clinical Project Manager, Merck

Nontraditional options

Most classes are offered in the evenings and approximately 40% of classes are offered online

Contact information

Zachary Maggio
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management




[email protected]


708 Broadway
New York, NY 10003