Accepted Applicants

Congratulations on Your Acceptance to Pitt!

On Friday, March 29, 2019, we welcomed 75 of our accepted applicants and their guests for our annual Accepted Applicants Day. If you weren't able to make it, here is some of the information we presented. 

Agenda

Registration and Refreshments

Certificate Information Sessions 
Optional sessions for several of our certificates:
Certificate in Global HealthCertificate in Public Health GeneticsCertificate in LGBT Individuals' Health and Wellness Certificate in Evaluation of Public Health Promotion and Health Education Programs Certificate in Health Equity 

Welcome and Overview 
Presented by Associate Dean of Student Affairs Cindy Bryce

Career Services

Presented by Joan Anson, director of  career services


Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid information presented by Mary Derkach, assistant dean for student affairs. Loan information for graduate students was presented by Damon Wehrli, Pitt's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Visit oafa.pitt.edu for more information.

 

Information Marketplace 

Representatives from student affairs, certificate programs, research and practice centers, and student organizations plus more information on University and city resources.

Student Panel
Applicants heard all about student life and what excites our students about their programs. 

Doctoral Student Panel
Members of our Doctoral Student Organization hosted a panel for doctoral applicants to discuss the specifics of student life at Pitt for doctoral students.

Parents, Partners, & Guests Session
Parents, partners, and friends were invited to learn about the school and the city and ask their specific questions. Presented by Cindy Bryce, associate dean for student affairs and Joan Anson, director of career services. 

Alumni Panel
Our alumni talked about what they are doing today and how Pitt Public Health helped them get there.

Department Sessions
Applicants and their guests ate lunch with departmental faculty, staff, students, and alumni while learning more about the specifics of their programs.

Optional Campus and City Tours
Our guided tours include a fun and informative trolley ride around the city, as well as an interactive walking campus tour. Applicants could attend either or both to learn about the neighborhoods and history of Pittsburgh or the campus itself.
 

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Pittsburgh named one of most livable cities in United States 

Pittsburgh named one of most livable cities in United States

KDKA - The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the most livable cities in the United States, and Pittsburgh is No. 3, beating out Seattle and Washington D.C. for a top-three spot. The study looked at stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. (09/16/2019)
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Pittsburgh ranked 12th among world’s most cultural cities for students. 

Pittsburgh ranked 12th among world’s most cultural cities for students.

OXFORD SUMMER COURSES – Pittsburgh stacks up well among the world’s “most cultural cities for students” in a ranking of university towns including Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Paris, and Zurich. Pittsburgh finished 12th in the world, and sixth among U.S. cities in the rankings, which counted cinemas, muse... (08/05/2019)
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UPMC Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation, run by Pitt Public Health alum (video) 

UPMC Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation, run by Pitt Public Health alum (video)

KDKA - President Mark Sevco (HPM/Katz '91) said, "It is an extraordinary achievement to be recognized as one of the best children's hospitals in the country. I am honored to work with all the outstanding and talented health care professionals who are committed to putting children first. The ranking... (07/03/2019)
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Pittsburgh parks ranked highly by The Trust for Public Land 

Pittsburgh parks ranked highly by The Trust for Public Land

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND - On their 2019 ParkScore ranking for the 100 largest U.S. cities, Pittsburgh ranked #22. Among other distinctions, they report that 91% of city residents live within walking distance of a park.  (06/03/2019)
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A guide to Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, bars and distilleries 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, bars and distilleries

THE PITT NEWS -  Our student newspaper's preview of eight new breweries, bars, and distilleries in Pittsburgh includes Mario’s Saloon, soon to open across from Pitt Public Health. The popular local bar chain takes over a former staple of the Oakland bar scene, Peter’s Pub, which closed after 44 yea... (04/12/2019)
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Pittsburgh hockey fans ranked #1  

Pittsburgh hockey fans ranked #1

FORBES - Take note that our city has the NHL’s best fans! With a 5 year sell-out streak and top TV ratings, our fans are ready to see the Penguins take the cup. Besides a five-year sell-out streak and top TV ratings, Forbes noted: “The team’s Facebook page has 1.2 million followers — impressive con... (04/09/2019)


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