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Why Pitt Public Health?


Since 1948, as Pennsylvania's first fully accredited graduate school of public health and the 13th in the nation, Pitt Public Health has been educating leaders, engaging in service and research, and translating research into public health practices and policies to improve the health of people regionally, nationally, and globally.


  • Has accredited programs in all major fields of public health practice and research, as well as health care administration and genetic counseling
  • Collaborates with Pitt’s five other schools of health sciences, as well as the schools of law, social work, and public and international affairs
  • Offers a unique learning connection to UPMC, the largest multihospital system in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Maintains close working relationships with other health care providers, governments, and communities
  • Provides a wide variety of student organizations to help you gain knowledge and experience in the field
  • Receives significant support from alumni, donors, and industry
  • Is a major research powerhouse – consistently one of the top five recipients of National Institutes of Health funding among all schools of public health 

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What do new graduates Do?

You might be interested in our annual graduate outcomes report. This report details the outcomes of our students—whether they have decided to continue their education, participate in a fellowship, internship, or post-doc, if they are employed, or if they are still seeking employment. The images below are a snapshot of the data from our 2014-2015 graduates. 

Full reports from 2014-2015 2013-14, and 2012-13 are also available. 





Please note: The Office of Student Affairs obtained the majority of this data from our Recent Grad Survey, which is administered annually in October and tracks data on the graduates from the past academic year. Since not all students complete the survey, we augment that data by obtaining additional information from our faculty and staff. The students whom we did not hear from and those who are not currently seeking employment are not factored into our calculations.

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Why Pittsburgh?


Pittsburgh leads "The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017" 

Pittsburgh leads "The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017"

HARPERS BAZAAR - Pittsburgh is the top-ranked city in this list of "The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017"  -- ranking #4 overall worldwide after New Zealand, Canada, and Finland. "It's not the first thing you think of when dreaming of a weekend getaway, innovative food scene or art hub, but it deliv... (04/06/2017)

Find out about "Cool Pittsburgh"  

Find out about "Cool Pittsburgh"

Take a look at what makes Pittsburgh great, through the eyes of Pitt grad students. (02/02/2017)

Boston vs. Pittsburgh — a classic matchup that goes beyond football 

Boston vs. Pittsburgh — a classic matchup that goes beyond football

THE BOSTON GLOBE - Columnist David Shribman takes a light-hearted look at two great American cities:  They both have a north shore. They both have fine universities. They both have rabid sports fans. They both have a quarterback out-of-towners love to deride...But Boston is reserved, Pittsburgh e... (01/20/2017)

Pittsburgh one of “2017’s Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle” 

Pittsburgh one of “2017’s Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle”

NEXTPITTSBURGH - If you’re resolving to be more active and get fit, then you’re in the right spot. In a recent research study, the personal finance website WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine “2017’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle” based on 30 weighted measures of cost, parti... (01/08/2017)
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