Tuition and Financial Aid

The value of a graduate degree at Pitt Public Health can’t be measured in dollars and cents, but we realize that cost is a factor in determining where to pursue your degree. Tuition rates at the University of Pittsburgh will vary by whether you are a Pennsylvania or out-of-state resident.

Tuition Costs

Tuition and fees are set by the University and the official postings should be consulted for current information.

Learn more about current tuition rates and billing schedules.

Financial Aid

Pitt Public Health cannot guarantee funding to every student, but last year the school provided more than $5 million in financial aid to graduate students. Almost all Pitt Public Health doctoral students and many master’s students receive some type of financial aid, whether in the form of full or partial scholarships, fellowships, student assistantships, student employment, or student loans.

Students who receive aid generally receive it through their department, and the amount of aid available varies among the programs. Priority consideration is given to doctoral students. Departments may award graduate student research positions to international students. Important: At the time of admission, international applicants who have not been offered financial aid are required to submit an affidavit indicating that they have sufficient funds to cover their tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program. Visa documents are issued on the basis of these affidavits, and the expectation of self-support continues throughout the entire period of enrollment.

More information on financial aid for international students

For more information on financial aid available through the departments, check your department’s financial aid Web page.

Contacts for Financial Aid

Contact your department student services staff or academic advisor first with questions about student assistantships, scholarships, and hourly employment.

University of Pittsburgh Student Loans

Pitt Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
412-624-7488
financialaid.pitt.edu/graduate-students

Student Hourly Employment

Contact your department student services staff or your departmental academic advisor.

Or contact the University’s Office of Human Resources at 412-624-7000.

Scholarships, Assistantships, Fellowships

Contact your department student services staff or academic advisor.

Key Deadlines

Loan Applications

Student loan applications are processed for Pitt Public Health students by the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA; 412-624-7488). See complete instructions for applying for a student loan on the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid page.

Students are encouraged to submit application documents as soon as possible before the start of the term for which a loan is requested.

For information about student loans, view the University’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid’s PowerPoint presentation.

Invoice Payment and Refund Deadlines

Invoice Payment

Electronic invoices (eBills) are posted on the student’s account after registration for classes, on or about the 20th of every month, and are due on the 17th of the next month.

Add/Drop

Students who drop courses by the term’s deadline for add/drop may have their tuition for the term adjusted if they are part-time students, or if the drop changes their status from full-time to part-time.

Resignation Refunds

Adjustments to tuition charges resulting from official resignation (dropping of all courses for the term) are based on the effective date of resignation and in accordance with the federally mandated calculation. Contact the Student Payment Center (412-624-7520) for information on the amount of tuition adjustment.

Optional Payment Plan

Under some circumstances, students may be approved for installment payments in the fall or spring terms. Learn more about the Optional Payment Plan, including dates of payments.

Meet current Scholars

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Meet Kayla Ortiz, Health Justice Scholar  

Meet Kayla Ortiz, Health Justice Scholar

“At my core, I am a health educator. However, I know that we can’t address health inequities by simply looking at the individual. We must interrogate the structural and historical causes that disproportionately impact the health of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks,” said Kayla Ortiz (BCHS ’23). (11/18/2021)
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Meet Aparna Ramani, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Aparna Ramani, Health Justice Scholar

“The most exciting aspect of my work is the continued mentorship, guidance, and community within the health advocacy space. As someone who has gained much insight from experienced researchers and community leaders, I hope to pass on my wisdom as a peer mentor to future public health professionals,”... (11/15/2021)
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Meet Monica Henderson, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Monica Henderson, Health Justice Scholar

“My focus on public health and equity is rooted in my lived experiences as a Black woman but more importantly, the centering of others’ experiences with oppression to let their narratives drive equity work,” explains Monica Henderson (BCHS ’22). Her interests include child health and racial equity ... (11/15/2021)
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Meet Sarah Scott, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Sarah Scott, Health Justice Scholar

Sarah Scott (BCHS ’23) is a first year MPH student and Pittsburgh native who returned home after completing her undergraduate degree in psychology at Pepperdine University. “I am most looking forward to learning more about health equity theories and frameworks to better develop my research projects... (11/15/2021)
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Meet Amy Raslevich, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Amy Raslevich, Health Justice Scholar

“I am honored to be a part of the Health Justices Scholars program to continue learning racial health equity frameworks and approaches, and to expand my network in the region as we work to break down silos related to the social determinants of health and to improving the health system for those for... (11/15/2021)
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Diana Bellino, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Diana Bellino, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

A native of Hanover Park, IL, Diana Bellino is pursuing an MPH with a concentration in infectious disease management, intervention, and community practice. She studied public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is interested in cooking, painting/crafting, and anything outside.  (11/09/2021)
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Samhita Ravi, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Samhita Ravi, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

A native of South Brunswick, NJ, Samhita Ravi is pursuing an MPH with a concentration in infectious disease pathogenesis, eradication, and laboratory practice. She studied microbiology at Pitt and is interested in basketball, running, hanging out with friends, and going on hikes.  (11/09/2021)
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Rebecca Boan, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Rebecca Boan, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

A native of Phoenix, AZ, Rebecca Boan is pursuing an MS in infectious diseases and microbiology. She studied biology at Northern Arizona University and is interested in archery, crocheting, and working with animals.  (11/09/2021)
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Claire McCreavy, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Claire McCreavy, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

Claire McCreavy (IDM '21) was awarded a 2020 Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship. A native of Lafayette Hill, PA, McCreavy is pursuing an MPH with a concentration in infectious disease management, intervention, and community practice (MPH-MIC). She studied public health/health promotion at West Chest... (05/13/2021)
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Kristen Eggles, Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship Awardee 

Kristen Eggles, Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship Awardee

Kristen Eggles (IDM '21) was awarded a 2020 Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship. A native of Fort Hill, SC, Kristen is pursuing an MPH with a concentration in infectious disease pathogenesis, eradication, and laboratory practice (MPH-PEL). She studied biology at West Carolina University and is intere... (05/13/2021)
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Rachel Poad, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee 

Rachel Poad, Bob Yee Scholarship Awardee

Rachel Poad (IDM '21) was awarded a 2020 Bob Yee Public Health Scholarship. A native of Centreville, MD, Rachel is pursuing an MS in infectious diseases and microbiology. She studied biology at Wake Forest University and is interested in kitting, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.  (05/13/2021)
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Schwarz selected for 2020 Green Award 

Schwarz selected for 2020 Green Award

Madeline Schwarz (IDM '23) is the latest winner of the William T. Green Award in Public Health Studies for her project entitled "Characterizing Timeline of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection in Encephalitic and Pregnant Models." Congratulations!  (03/11/2021)
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Meet Taylor Robinson, Health Justice Scholar 

Meet Taylor Robinson, Health Justice Scholar

Research with a health disparities focus is the core of Taylor Robinson's (EPI MPH '22) pursuits. She has been involved in research throughout college and in high school. In college, she was an intern in the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Internship and was a 2019 Amgen NIH Scholar. Her research ... (03/03/2021)
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Meet Julia Donnelly, Health Justice Scholar  

Meet Julia Donnelly, Health Justice Scholar

Julia Donnelly (BCHS MPH '21) is a second-year student who is also pursuing a Certificate in Health Equity. "After taking the Seminar in Health Equity, I developed an interest in studying the incarcerated and reentry populations. I am specifically interested in how racial disparities in policing, s... (03/03/2021)
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