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 Pitt 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 January - 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


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
1100 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 for more details.

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

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