An MPH is a public health professional degree that prepares you to enter the public health field by working for an agency or organization.
An MS is an academic degree that prepares you to do research in academia or industry. We offer the MS in the following departments:
Pitt Public Health also offers two non-public health professional degrees.
Joint degrees allow you to combine your Pitt Public Health studies with a second from across the University of Pittsburgh, including:
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Using SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. Our SOPHAS codes are: Pitt Public Health GRE 4234 and SOPHAS TOEFL 5688. Our SOPHAS Express codes are University of Pittsburgh GRE/TOEFL 2927.
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).
Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar
Meet Kayleigh Adamson, MS student in biostatistics
Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar
The Department of Human Genetics has launched a new Master of Science in Genome Bioinformatics (MSGB) which prepares students for careers analyzing the human genome both in academia and in pharmaceutical and genomic testing industries.
Public health and medical research is rapidly evolving with changes in technology and access to large quantities of complex high dimensional data. To address these demands of the current job market, Pitt Biostatistics has introduced two new concentration options for the MS degree starting this fall: Health Data Science (HDS) and Statistical and Computational Genomics (SCG).