The Media, Culture, and Communication/Global Public Health (MCC/GPH) combined major bridges the sociological, political and cultural aspects of media with public health principles in order to effectively examine strategies for improving the health of populations around the world. The major aligns with the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication's emphasis on the intersections of media and culture as crucial to understanding and navigating an interconnected world. Students study a variety of topics such as epidemiology, media culture, politics, health policy, technology, and ethics.

Students work closely with an MCC advisor to select the right mix of electives to complement individual interests and career paths.

Global Public Health Majors at New York University

The highly selective, demanding undergraduate majors in Global Public Health allow students to choose a course of study that is a combination of public health and an academic discipline. Students take one required course in each of the six core public health areas.

Coursework is combined with experiential learning and global exposure to ensure that students are broadly trained and uniquely prepared for a variety of careers. Study away for one semester at an NYU global site is a requirement of the GPH combined majors.

Global Public Health is not a stand-alone major; rather, students in the various combined majors benefit from instructor, advisors, and courses both in their home school and from across the entire University. The unique structure responds to the ever-increasing demand for interdisciplinary public health practitioners both in the U.S. and abroad.

Program Benefits for International Students

If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in our program may also be eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.