Applications for admission to the Department of Human Genetics are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply for the MS human genetics, MPH, and PhD programs through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. Applications for the MS in Genetic Counseling Program and MS in Genetic Counseling/MPH in Public Health Genetics dual degree program must be submitted through SOPHAS Express. 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.
Acceptable undergraduate training includes the following:
MS in Human Genetics
PhD in Human Genetics
MS in Genetic Counseling
- Please see the Genetic Counseling Program's Admissions page for information on admissions requirements
MPH in Public Health Genetics
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 on 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.
Application deadlines for all programs