Planning on graduate SChool? Interested in A Health-Related career?

You might be surprised by how well your undergraduate major fits into public health. It's such a versatile field with different opportunities for every person. Whether you like to crunch numbers, conduct laboratory or field research, formulate policy, or work directly with people to help improve their health, there is a place for you among our seven departments (video) and over two dozen degree programs. After graduation, you'll join public health professionals around the world in solving community health problems, contributing to scientific discoveries, and transforming the well-being of societies.

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Pitt students are uniquely positioned to take action and be part of the answer. With six health science schools and a top-tier academic medical center interwoven on one campus, at Pitt you’ll discover that new learning, research, and professional opportunities abound at Pitt.

Plus, Pittsburgh is as vibrant as it is affordable. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best in livability, affordability, startups, and sports fanaticism, it's a great place to live, to study, and to launch a career. Find out why.

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Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF)

Not sure where you'll fit best in public health?

Answer your questions and plan your path in public health with help from this guide, Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF).

Public Health vs. Medicine

Are you considering graduate study in either public health or medicine? Many students study both, either by pursuing a public health master's before applying to medical school or completing their MPH concurrently with their MD. Find out more about how patient and population health compliment each other!

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Accelerated 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.

If you’re a motivated Pitt 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 tens of thousands of dollars in tuition!

Apply by January - Find out how!