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How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply for the MS, MPH, 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.

Please review the Pitt Public Health requirements for admission before applying.

Acceptable undergraduate training includes:
  • a bachelor's degree in the physical, chemical, or biological sciences with at least a 3.0 grade-point average overall and in the basic sciences;
  • a minimum of two courses each in organic chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus; and
  • the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless you already have a graduate or professional degree and a waiver is approved.

International Applicants

In addition to the application materials required of all students, international students are required to 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 on average of four to six weeks. As soon as an application is returned to the Pitt Public Health Office of Student Affairs, the applicant will be notified of the admissions committee's decision. 


For more information about applyingtuition and financial aid, please visit Pitt Public Health admissions, or contact Bryanna Snyder, 412-383-7297. 

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