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New York University: Department of Biostatistics at the School of Global Public Health

New York University is a large private university based in New York City, founded in 1831. The College of Global Public Health (NYU GPH) was formed in 2015 and is the newest college to be established at NYU for several decades. In June 2019, NYU GPH was granted full accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Department of Biostatistics at NYU GPH is engaged in three inter-related activities that aim to improve Public Health:

  1. innovative and groundbreaking methodological research that is relevant to critical Public Health research
  2. collaborative research in pressing and important Public Health issues;
  3. education and training of students from diverse backgrounds in cutting edge statistical methods for design and analysis of studies used in Public Health research, as well as theoretical foundations that will serve as the basis for future innovations.


Programs offered

  • PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics
  • Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics

Student body profile

Current Masters Student Demographics:

  • 9 US Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 3 US Black
  • 2 US Hispanic
  • 1 US Two or More Races
  • 4 US White
  • 49 International
  • 68 Total
  • Roughly 71% of the Masters students are female.
  • 25 of our students are in the MPH program, 43 are in the MS program.

Funding opportunities

GPH offers scholarships of $10,000-$20,000 per year to applicants who have a strong academic record and demonstrate strong leadership potential and biostatistical interest. All scholarships renew automatically each year, contingent upon maintaining good academic standing.

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health also has a comprehensive database of extra funding resources along with curated scholarships that can help minimize the cost of the degree.

More information

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Contact for more information:

Rebecca Betensky