Applications for admission to the Department of Health Policy and Management are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply for the MPH, JD/MPH, MS, and PhD programs through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. Please note, SOPHAS submits applications to Pitt Public Health only after all required materials are received. Applicants who have submitted applications may track their status online. In addition, all applicants are required to submit both the general statement and objectives requested in the application and may submit an optional writing sample. Interviews are typically required as part of the application review process.
Applicants for the MHA and MHA/MBA programs only may apply through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS. Learn more www.hampcas.org
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Review the Pitt Public Health requirements for admission before applying.
Acceptable undergraduate training includes the following:
It is recommended that applicants have completed coursework in statistics, economics, and another social science.
For more information about applying, tuition and financial aid, please visit Pitt Public Health admissions, or contact:
Jessica Dornin at 412-624-3625 or email.
In addition to the application materials required of all students, international students must submit an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam and a WES evaluation. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test or 80 on the Internet test is required for all foreign students. The minimum acceptable score on the IELTS is Band 6.5, and applicants must take the academic writing and reading modules of the test.
Review by departmental committees takes an average of four to six weeks. As soon as an application is returned to the Office of Student Affairs, the applicant will be notified of the admissions committee’s decision.
Accepted applicants and those we have extended interviews to are invited to visit the department on any of our applicant visit days. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with the program directors, faculty, staff and students to ask any questions you may have about our graduate programs. In particular, we will provide an opportunity to enjoy lunch with some of our current students to get a better first-hand perspective of the Pitt Public Health experience. The visit day will also include a brief tour of the Graduate School of Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh campus. We hope this visit day provides you with the answers to all of your questions, thereby assisting you in selecting the right graduate program that helps you obtain your career goals. We look forward to meeting you during your visit. If you are interested in visiting us on one of the dates listed below, contact Jessica Dornin.
*Pitt Public Health’s Accepted Applicants Day. Applicants are welcome to attend this session by itself or in addition to any of our other visit days.