Degree Programs

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A top-ranked learning and research center, Pitt Public Health prepares students like you to influence public health practice and to improve the health of populations across the country and around the world. As one of the nation’s first fully accredited schools, Pitt Public Health has contributed to population health practices and public policy for more than seven decades, and we never stop pushing the edge of what’s possible. 

Pitt Public Health offers over two dozen specialized master's and doctoral programs across our seven departments, so you’re sure to find one that fits with your own strengths, academic background, and ultimate career goals.We also offer a Multidisciplinary Master's of Public Health for doctoral-level clinicians and a variety of joint degrees with other Pitt schools including social work, law, and business. 

 

Department

Master's degrees

Doctorate

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

MPH*

PhD

Joint degrees in MPH/MSW & MPH/PhD in social work;  MPH/MID in international development, MPH/MPA in public administration, MPH/MPIA in international affairs; MPH/PhD in anthropology

Biostatistics

MS*
MS concentrations available in
health data science* and in statistical computational genetics*

PhD

Environmental and Occupational Health

MPH*, MS

PhD

Epidemiology

MPH*, MS*

PhD

                                                     MD/PhD

Health Policy and Management

MPH*, MHA, MS*

PhD

     MHA/MBA, JD/MPH                    

Human Genetics

MPH*, MS*,
MS in Genetic Counseling,
MS in Genome Bioinformatics*

PhD

                 MS/MPH,  MD/PhD, MS/MPH in Genetic Counseling

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

MPH*, MS*
MPH concentrations in
laboratory practice (PEL) or
community practice (MIC)

PhD

Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health

MPH

 

* Accelerated bachelor's/master's option available (4+1 years).

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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program —
Jump-Start Your Future!

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!

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EXPAND YOUR CREDENTIALS

Pitt students graduating this term can take advantage of streamlined admissions and scholarships into various graduate programs. 
Find out more and apply by July 15 to start this fall. 

New students at 2015 Orientation

Pick your field of study

Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF)Not sure where you'll fit best in public health?
Answer your questions and plan your path in public health with help from this guide, Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF).