MD/MPH in Global Health

Dual MD/Master’s Degrees at NYU School of Medicine MD/MPH in Global Health
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Dual MD/Master’s Degrees at NYU School of Medicine MD/MPH in Global Health

NYU School of Medicine offers a dual MD/MPH in global health in collaboration with NYU’s College of Global Public Health. The program augments clinical training with courses in social and behavioral science, community and international health, epidemiology, public health, and policy management.

Our dual MD/MPH in global health can help you gain the skills needed to solve the world’s most complex problems in population health.

Timeline for Completing the MD/MPH in Global Health

The 40-credit MPH degree program can be completed with the MD degree in either a standard five-year or an accelerated four-year pathway. You apply in your third year of medical school.

Five-Year MD/MPH Pathway

To earn a dual MD/MPH degree in five years, you complete components of the MD curriculum for the first three years, followed by a year of dedicated MPH coursework.

During your fifth year, you take evening classes to complete the seminar and capstone requirements for the MPH degree, while you finish the core clerkships, electives, selectives, and advanced clerkships required for the MD degree.

5-Year MD/MPH Schedule

  Fall Spring Summer*
Year 1 Preclerkship Curriculum  
Year 2 Preclerkship Curriculum Clinical Curriculum  
Year 3 Clinical Curriculum  
Year 4 MPH Curriculum  
Year 5 MPH/MD Clinical Curriculum  
*Consult with your advisors at NYU School of Medicine and NYU’s College of Global Public Health to identify any curricular needs during the summer.

Accelerated Four-Year MD/MPH Pathway

Medical students who demonstrate high academic achievement and professionalism can apply to the accelerated pathway to complete the dual MD/MPH degree in four years instead of five. An advisor in student affairs reviews your admissions file and current transcript to evaluate your ability to meet the requirements of an accelerated four-year schedule.

Once accepted, you complete coursework for the MD degree in two years by taking summer classes. Your third year is dedicated to MPH coursework. In your fourth year, you return to medical school to complete the clerkships, electives, and selectives necessary for the MD degree. During evening classes, you complete the seminar and capstone project necessary for the MPH degree.

Accelerated 4-Year MD/MPH Schedule

  Fall Spring Summer*
Year 1 Preclerkship Curriculum  
Year 2 Preclerkship Curriculum Clinical Curriculum
Year 3 MPH Curriculum Clinical Curriculum
Year 4 Combined MD/MPH Curriculum  
*Consult with your advisors at NYU School of Medicine and NYU’s College of Global Public Health to identify any curricular needs during the summer.

MD/MPH Program Application, Tuition, and Funding

You apply to the MPH program directly through NYU’s College of Global Public Health in your third year of medical school.

When you are enrolled primarily in MD courses, you pay tuition to NYU School of Medicine. When you are enrolled primarily in MPH courses, you pay the equivalent of one year of MPH tuition to the NYU bursar.

NYU’s College of Global Public Health discounts MPH tuition 50 percent for medical students in the dual MD/MPH program. Read more about MD/MPH tuition rates, merit-based MPH scholarships, and other options for financing the MPH portion of your MD/MPH degree.

Contact the Program

To learn more about the MD/MPH program in global public health and the application process, email NYU’s College of Global Public Health Admissions Officer Zachary Judy at zachary.judy@nyu.edu, or call 212-992-6086.

For information about the dual MD/master’s degree programs, contact Rebecca Novick, MS, Advisor, Dual Degree Program, at rebecca.novick@nyumc.org.