Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Jump start your grad experience, not your grad tuition

Excited to pursue a career in health? Think that graduate school is in your future? Then consider Pitt Public Health’s Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program.

If you’re a motivated student who’s completed the appropriate undergraduate coursework, the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program allows you to complete both degrees in a total of five years—saving up to a full year of time and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition!

Apply by March - Find out how!

How it works

Qualified Pitt undergraduates can apply in their third year and enroll in graduate classes in their fourth year. As they begin their master’s degree program, students can complete any remaining undergraduate requirements to graduate on time with their bachelor’s degree at the end of their fourth year. Students will complete their master's degree at the end of their fifth year. 

Students in the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program fully participate in the graduate school experience and prepare themselves for their future careers by:
  • Developing new skills with advanced coursework,
  • Gaining real-world experience through a required practicum or internship, and 
  • Working with experienced researchers on basic and applied research problems.
Graduate school is challenging, but the accelerated program allows motivated students to obtain their graduate degree and discover their career path—all while saving up to one year’s worth of tuition!

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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Applicants will complete an abbreviated application through SOPHAS Express.

  1. Apply online through SOPHAS Express
  2. Pay $50 application fee per designation to SOPHAS Express
  3. Submit personal statement and resume through SOPHAS Express
  4. Submit three recommendations through SOPHAS Express
  5. Upload unofficial transcripts for ALL post-secondary education directly to your SOPHAS Express application

Apply now through SOPHAS Express

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Questions about your application? Email admissions or call 412-624-3088.

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University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
Office of Student Affairs
G009 Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Find out more!

If you’re interested in getting a jump on your graduate studies in public health, email PHaccelerated@pitt.edu for more details.

We will coordinate directly with your undergraduate program director or departmental advisor to help work out your specific course of study.

Meet an accelerated bachelor's/master's student

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Meet Ashika Mani, accelerated MS student in statistics and biostatistics 

Meet Ashika Mani, accelerated MS student in statistics and biostatistics

Ashika Mani (BIOST MS '21) joined Pitt Public Health this year via our Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program. “It was a pretty natural choice as I was looking to jumpstart my graduate studies early,” she said. “I was almost done with my undergraduate requirements.” She felt like she had so much m... (12/11/2019)
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Meet Kelsey Simon (IDM '20), Dean's Scholar 

Meet Kelsey Simon (IDM '20), Dean's Scholar

With a keen interest in biology and medicine since childhood, Kelsey Simon (IDM '20) planned to pursue a graduate degree in the hard sciences until a course requirement got her thinking about working at a population level. "I … really wanted a career where I could put all of these things together: ... (02/20/2019)
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