Master's Degrees

With seventeen master's degree options (plus joint degrees), you're sure to find one that fits with your personal strengths, academic background, and career goals. You can even add an extra credential with a graduate certificate in the area of your choice, such as global health, health equity,  LGBT health and wellness, or health systems leadership. Pitt Public Health can help you forge your own future through a master's program of your choice. 

How to apply

Many programs continue to accept applications. Review application deadlines and instructions or

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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.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

An MPH is a public health professional degree that prepares you to enter the public health field by working for an agency or organization. 

Maximize MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Maximize MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health

Maximize MPH in Epidemiology

Maximize MPH in Health Policy and Management

Maximize MPH in Human Genetics

Maximize MPH in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Eradication, and Laboratory Practice

Maximize MPH in Infectious Disease Management, Intervention, and Community Practice

Maximize Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health

Master of Science (MS)

An MS is an academic degree that prepares you to do research in academia or industry. We offer the MS in the following departments:

Maximize MS in Biostatistics

Maximize MS in Environmental and Occupational Health

Maximize MS in Epidemiology

Maximize MS in Genome Bioinformatics

Maximize MS in Health Services Research and Policy

Maximize MS in Human Genetics

Maximize MS in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Other Professional Degrees

Pitt Public Health also offers two non-public health professional degrees.

Maximize Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Management

Maximize Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Joint Degree Options

Joint degrees allow you to combine your Pitt Public Health studies with a second from across the University of Pittsburgh, including: 

New master's programs - Appy Today!

MS in Genome Bioinformatics

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.

New MS concentrations in Biostatistics

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).

Pick your field of study

Are you not sure where you fit best within public health? Download this guide to Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF) for questions that will help you plan your path in public health.

Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF)

 


Meet a master's student

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Beth Hoffman, using systems science and social media data 

Beth Hoffman, using systems science and social media data

Doctoral student Beth Hoffman (BCHS '19 '23) uses system science methods to analyze social media data related to health topics such as vaping and vaccination. Her master's thesis examining anti-vaccine sentiment on Facebook through social network analyses was featured by multiple media outlets incl... (03/05/2020)
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Jessica Frankeberger, modeling social-ecological contributions to postpartum opioid use 

Jessica Frankeberger, modeling social-ecological contributions to postpartum opioid use

In her dissertation work, doctoral student Jessica Frankeberger (BCHS '23) will use spatial analysis and modeling approaches to understand the social-ecological contexts that contribute to opioid use and related problems among postpartum women. (03/05/2020)
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Jessica Thompson, using systems science in community health 

Jessica Thompson, using systems science in community health

Doctoral candidate Jessica Thompson (BCHS '21) is interested in community-engaged approaches, chronic disease prevention, rural and Appalachian women's health, mixed-methods research, and systems science approaches to community health research. (03/05/2020)
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Meet Ruishen Lyu, MS student in biostatistics 

Meet Ruishen Lyu, MS student in biostatistics

Just like with his interest in preventative medicine, Ruishen Lyu (BIOST MS '20) had two main reasons for choosing Pitt from among the other universities to which he was accepted. The first was the great reputation of a large research university like the University of Pittsburgh. The second was the... (01/29/2020)
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Students share practical advice on practica 

Students share practical advice on practica

A panel of six current students highlighted last week’s sixth annual Practicum and Internship Symposium, sharing their own experiences and tips on how to secure an internship. Perspectives were provided by faculty, staff, and administrators engaged in internship/practicum sites and advised students... (01/14/2020)
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Meet Ashika Mani, accelerated MS student in statistics and biostatistics 

Meet Ashika Mani, accelerated MS student in statistics and biostatistics

Ashika Mani (BIOST MS '21) joined Pitt Public Health this year via our Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program. “It was a pretty natural choice as I was looking to jumpstart my graduate studies early,” she said. “I was almost done with my undergraduate requirements.” She felt like she had so much m... (12/11/2019)
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