Fast Facts

One of the top-ranked schools of public health in the U.S., Pitt Public Health was the first fully accredited school of public health in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Pitt Public Health ranks fifth among schools of public health in National Institutes of Health funding received annually. Pitt Public Health is a leader in research related to women's health, HIV/AIDS, and human genetics, among other areas and recognizes leaders in their fields among its over 7,000 alumni worldwide.

Enrollment

There are 592 degree-seeking students with primary enrollment at the Graduate School of Public Health divided among the following departments

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences:110
Biostatistics: 72
Environmental and Occupational Health: 31
Epidemiology: 122
Health Policy and Management: 87
Human Genetics: 71
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology: 74
Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health Program: 25

Degrees Offered

 

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 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                     MD/PhD

Human Genetics

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

PhD

                 MS/MPH                                     MD/PhD

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 (5 years).

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Certificates

Community-Based Participatory Research and Practice
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Evaluation of Public Health Promotion and Health Education Programs
Global Health
Health Care Systems Engineering
Health Equity
Health Systems Leadership and Management
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals’ Health and Wellness
Public Health Genetics

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2018-19 Tuition and Fees

  Pennsylvania Resident Non-Pennsylvania Resident
Full-time Tuition (9-15 credits) $13,394 per term $22,726 per term
Part-time Tuition (1-8.5 credits) $1,090 per credit $1,861 per credit
Full-time fees, any residency $425
Part-time fees $270

Tuition and fees as-of time of posting. Read more for updated information on tuition and fees.

Affiliated Centers

Center for Aging and Population Health
Center for Bioethics and Health Law
Center for the Environmental Basis for Human Disease
Center for Free Radical and Antioxidant Health
Center for Health Equity
Center for Healthy Environments and Communities
Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Research
Center for Lung Regeneration
Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Center for Public Health Practice
Center for Research on Health Care
Comparative Effectiveness Research Core
Concept Mapping Institute
Diabetes Prevention Support Center
Epidemiology Data Center
Health Policy Institute
Heinz Chemistry and Nutrition Laboratory
HIV Prevention and Care Project
Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health
Laboratory of Environmental Health, Reproduction, and Development
Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group
Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health
Pitt Men’s Study
Project Silk
Public Health Dynamics Laboratory
Telehealth AETC Appalachian Project
Ultrasound Research Laboratory

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Pitt pather statue and the Cathedral of Learning

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Leadership

Meet the school's full leadership team and advisory board of visitors.

A. Everette James, interim dean

Department Chairs

Steven M. Albert 
Behavioral and community health sciences (BCHS)

Shyamal D. Peddada
Biostatistics (BIOST)

Sally E. Wenzel 
Environmental and occupational health (EOH)

Anne B. Newman 
Epidemiology (EPID)
Jane Cauley, executive vice chair

Mark S. Roberts
Health policy and management (HPM)

Eleanor Feingold (interim chair)
Human genetics (HUGEN)

Charles R. Rinaldo
Infectious diseases and microbiology (IDM)

Faculty

Faculty distribution_ primary, secondary, adjunct, and emeriti

Our  faculty of approximately 400 includes over 160 full-time members with primary appointments at Pitt Public Health. Secondary faculty members are experts in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and fields across the University, while adjunct faculty comprise goverment and health system leaders who bring their professional expertise to the classroom.