Challenge Yourself

If you're looking for a school that challenges you, involves you in real-world public health issues, and prepares you for leadership positions after graduation, Pitt Public Health may be the right choice for you. With over two dozen degree options, we cover all major fields of public health practice and research, as well as health care administration and genetic counseling. So, you're sure to find just the right fit for you. 

What’s the difference between degrees?

Pitt Public Health graduate programs offer both academic and professional degrees from which to choose, depending on the career direction you want to take.

The master of public health, a public health professional degree  (MPH) prepares you to enter the public health field by working for an agency or organization. Academic degrees (MS, PhD) prepare you to do research in academia or industry. Joint degrees allow you to combine a Pitt Public Health degree with one from another University of Pittsburgh school.

Pitt Public Health also offers two non-public health professional degrees: MS in Genetic Counseling and MHA.

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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).

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