Fast Facts

One of the top-ranked schools of public health in the U.S., Pitt Public Health was the first fully accredited school of public health in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Pitt Public Health ranks fifth among schools of public health in National Institutes of Health funding received annually. Pitt Public Health is a leader in research related to women's health, HIV/AIDS, and human genetics, among other areas and recognizes leaders in their fields among its over 7,000 alumni worldwide.


There are 655 degree-seeking students with primary enrollment at the Graduate School of Public Health divided among the following departments

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences: 74
Biostatistics: 67
Environmental and Occupational Health: 36
Epidemiology: 148
Health Policy and Management: 97
Human Genetics: 124
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology: 90
Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health Program: 19

Degrees Offered



Master's degrees


Behavioral and Community Health Sciences



Joint degrees in MPH/MSW & MPH/PhD in social work;  MPH/MID in international development, MPH/MPA in public administration, MPH/MPIA in international affairs; MPH/PhD in anthropology


MS concentrations available in
health data science* and in statistical computational genetics*


Environmental and Occupational Health


PhD  concentration available  in public health practice





Health Policy and Management



     MHA/MBA, JD/MPH                    

Human Genetics

MPH*, MS*,
MS in Genetic Counseling,
MS in Genome Bioinformatics*


                 MD/PhD, MS/MPH in Genetic Counseling

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

MPH concentrations in
laboratory practice (PEL) or
community practice (MIC)


Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health



* Accelerated bachelor's/master's option available (4+1 years).

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Community-Based Participatory Research and Practice
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Evaluation of Public Health Promotion and Health Education Programs
Global Health
Health Care Systems Engineering
Health Equity
Health Systems Leadership and Management
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals’ Health and Wellness
Public Health Genetics

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2021-22 Tuition and Fees

  Pennsylvania Resident Non-Pennsylvania Resident
Full-time Tuition (9-15 credits) $14,139 per term $23,992 per term
Part-time Tuition (1-8.5 credits) $1,150 per credit $1,963 per credit
FTDR $500 $500

Tuition and fees as-of time of posting. Read more for updated information on tuition and fees.

Affiliated Centers

Center for Aging and Population Health
Center for Bioethics and Health Law
Center for the Environmental Basis for Human Disease
Center for Free Radical and Antioxidant Health
Center for Health Equity
Center for Healthy Environments and Communities
Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Research
Center for Lung Regeneration
Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Center for Public Health Practice
Center for Research on Health Care
Comparative Effectiveness Research Core
Concept Mapping Institute
Diabetes Prevention Support Center
Epidemiology Data Center
Health Policy Institute
Heinz Chemistry and Nutrition Laboratory
HIV Prevention and Care Project
Institute for Evaluation Science in Community Health
Laboratory of Environmental Health, Reproduction, and Development
Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group
Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health
Pitt Men’s Study
Project Silk
Public Health Dynamics Laboratory
Telehealth AETC Appalachian Project
Ultrasound Research Laboratory

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Pitt pather statue and the Cathedral of Learning

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Meet the school's full leadership team and advisory board of visitors.

Maureen Lichtveld, dean

Department Chairs

Velpandi Ayyavoo (interim chair)
Behavioral and community health sciences (BCHS)

Jong H. Jeong (interim chair)
Biostatistics (BIOST)

Sally E. Wenzel 
Environmental and occupational health (EOH)

Anne B. Newman 
Epidemiology (EPID)
Jane Cauley, executive vice chair

Julie M. Donohue
Health policy and management (HPM)

Daniel E. Weeks (interim chair)
Human genetics (HUGEN)

Jessica G. Burke (interim chair)
Infectious diseases and microbiology (IDM)


Faculty distribution_ primary, secondary, adjunct, and emeriti

Our  faculty of approximately 400 includes over 160 full-time members with primary appointments at Pitt Public Health. Secondary faculty members are experts in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and fields across the University, while adjunct faculty comprise goverment and health system leaders who bring their professional expertise to the classroom.