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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Accelerated "3+2" Program — Jump-Start Your Future!

Excited to pursue a career in health? Think that graduate school is in your future? Then consider Pitt Public Health’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program—or the 3+2 program, for short.

If you’re a motivated student who’s completed the appropriate undergraduate coursework, the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program allows you to complete both degrees in a total of five years—saving up to a full year of time and thousands in undergraduate tuition.

How it works

Qualified Pitt undergraduates apply in their third year and enroll in graduate classes in their fourth year. As they begin master’s degree studies, students can satisfy any remaining undergraduate requirements to graduate on time with their bachelor’s degree at the end of their fourth year. 

Students in the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program fully participate in the graduate school experience and prepare themselves for their future career:
  • Develop new skills with advanced coursework
  • Gain real-world experience through a required practicum or internship
  • Work with experienced researchers on basic and applied research problems
Though graduate school is challenging, this accelerated program allows motivated students to obtain a graduate degree and discover their career path—all while saving up to one year’s worth of tuition!

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Find out more!

If you’re interested in getting a jump on your graduate studies in public health, e-mail for more details.

Mary Derkach, Pitt Public Health’s assistant dean for student affairs, will coordinate directly with your undergraduate program director or departmental advisor to help work out your specific course of study.


With questions on your application, contact admissions, 412-624-3088.

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