How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply for the 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.

For more information about applying, tuition and financial aid, please visit Pitt Public Health admissions, or contact Paul Markgraf by phone at 412-624-3107 or email.

Doctoral Applicants

PhD applicants must hold a post-baccalaureate degree, e.g. a master of science degree, in a discipline relevant to public health, such as social work or anthropology, or an MD or JD.

International Applicants


In addition to the application materials required of all students, international students must submit an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or the Duolingo English Test and a WES evaluation. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100 is required. The minimum acceptable score on the IELTS is Band 7, and applicants must take the academic writing and reading modules of the test. The minimum acceptable Duolingo English Test score is 120. Read more…



Application deadlines for all programs


Paul J. Markgraf
Academic Administrator
6104A Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Learn more about why you should choose BCHS at Pitt Public Health by viewing our recent Open House for prospective applicants event recording.