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Public Health at New York University

If you plan to study public health, take a look at what New York University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. Of the 6,752 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2021, 87 of them were public health majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Health section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Public Health Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Health

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? NYU offers distance education options for public health at the following degree levels:

NYU Public Health Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the public health progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The public health major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Health. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Public Health Schools 30
Best Value Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools 62

In 2021, 16 students received their master’s degree in public health from NYU. This makes it the #207 most popular school for public health master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in public health, making the school the #44 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Public Health Graduates from NYU Make?

The median salary of public health students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $37,675. This is 17% higher than $32,238, which is the national average for all public health bachelor's degree recipients.


Public Health Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at New York University.

NYU Public Health Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 87 public health students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 21% were men and 79% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 27% more racial-ethnic minorities in its public health bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in public health.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 19
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 15
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

NYU Public Health Master’s Program

69% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 16 students who graduated with a master’s in public health from NYU in 2021, 31% were men and 69% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 21% men graduate in public health each year. NYU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 10% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in public health.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

NYU also has a doctoral program available in public health. In 2021, 6 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Public Health Grads May Go Into

A degree in public health can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Medical and Health Services Managers 25,830 $143,030
Health Specialties Professors 22,170 $127,230
Community Health Workers 6,590 $44,340
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 4,400 $79,340
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 3,780 $76,020


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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