Liberal Studies and NYU's School of Global Public Health offer a dual-degree program to enable students to earn both a B.A. in Global Liberal Studies (GLS) and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in less time than it would take to complete the degrees separately. This program is designed for students with a strong commitment to global leadership and offers an innovative approach to public health study from dynamic global and interdisciplinary perspectives.
A full-year of global study with experiential learning and internship opportunities allows students to discover the frontier of public health and global studies in an ever changing global world and prepare for careers in Public Health Services, Social Services, NGOs, Wellness, and more. It gives students the opportunity to integrate public health and global studies research methods to impact the future of sustainability, health, and the environment.
The dual degree option is available to students going into the following MPH concentrations: Biostatistics, Community Health Science and Practice, Environmental Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, Public Health Nutrition, Public Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Earning both degrees separately would typically require 174 credits. The combined B.A./M.P.H. program allows a GLS student to accelerate through this program, and finish both degrees in 159 credits. See Advising Guide
Admission and Eligibility Criteria
Students wishing to pursue the M.P.H. degree must complete an admissions application during spring semester of sophomore year or fall semester of junior year in GLS. Admission to the dual-degree program is open to GLS undergraduate students with 64 units earned or in progress toward the BA degree, and with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Interested students should first schedule an appointment with their academic advisor to request an application. The application process entails an additional advising appointment with GPH, a one-page statement of purpose, an academic transcript and a short application form. The deadline is February 15th (sophomore applicants) or October 1st (junior applicants).
Students in the dual-degree program must earn grades of C or higher in all the MPH graduate courses to receive credit toward the MPH, and also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the remainder of their undergraduate program. If either standard is not met, the student would be subject to an additional review and may be dismissed from the dual-degree program, but would still earn the BA upon completion of the requirements for that degree.