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Applications for admission to the Department of Health Policy and Management are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply for the MPH, JD/MPH, MS, 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. In addition, all applicants are required to submit both the general statement and objectives requested in the application as well as an additional writing sample. The writing sample questions are listed in the supplemental section of the application. Interviews are typically required as part of the application review process.  

Applicants for the MHA and MHA/MBA programs only may apply through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS. Learn more www.hampcas.org

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Please review the Pitt Public Health requirements for admission before applying.

Acceptable undergraduate training includes:

MHA and MHA/MBA applicants

  • minimum of three credits in human biology
  • minimum of three credits in college-level mathematics (algebra or higher) or statistics
  • minimum of six credits in the social and behavioral sciences, preferably with at least one course in economics
  • GRE required but current scores from the following exams will be considered on a case by case basis: GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or PCAT
MPH and JD/MPH applicants
  • minimum of three credits in college level mathematics (algebra or higher) or statistics
  • minimum of six credits in the social and behavioral sciences, preferably with at least one course in economics
  • GRE required but current scores from the following exams will be considered on a case by case basis: GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or PCAT
MS applicants
  • QPA of 3.0 of higher (undergraduate degree)
  • undergraduate or graduate calculus with a 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores in at least the 50th percentile or higher in all categories

It is recommended that applicants have completed coursework in statistics, economics and another social science

PhD applicants
  • QPA of 3.3 of higher (master’s degree not required)
  • undergraduate or graduate calculus with a 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores in at least the 60th percentile or higher in all categories
For more information about applying, tuition and financial aid, please visit Pitt Public Health admissions, or contact:

Jessica Dornin by phone at 412-624-3625 or email

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) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam and a WES evaluation. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test or 80 on the Internet test is required for all foreign students. The minimum acceptable score on the IELTS is Band 6.5, and applicants must take the academic writing and reading modules of the test.

Review by departmental committees takes an average of four to six weeks. As soon as an application is returned to the Office of Student Affairs, the applicant will be notified of the admissions committee's decision.

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