Master's Degrees

With seventeen master's degree options (plus joint degrees), you're sure to find one that fits with your personal strengths, academic background, and career goals. You can even add an extra credential with a specialized graduate certificate in the area of your choice, such as global health, health equity,  LGBT health and wellness, or health systems leadership. Pitt Public Health can help you forge your own future through a master's program of your choice. 

Master of Public Health (MPH)

An MPH is a public health professional degree that prepares you to enter the public health field by working for an agency or organization. 

Maximize MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Maximize MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health

Maximize MPH in Epidemiology

Maximize MPH in Health Policy and Management

Maximize MPH in Human Genetics

Maximize MPH in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Eradication, and Laboratory Practice

Maximize MPH in Infectious Disease Management, Intervention, and Community Practice

Maximize Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health

Master of Science (MS)

An MS is an academic degree that prepares you to do research in academia or industry. We offer the MS in the following departments:

Maximize MS in Biostatistics

Maximize MS in Environmental and Occupational Health

Maximize MS in Epidemiology

Maximize MS in Genome Bioinformatics

Maximize MS in Health Services Research and Policy

Maximize MS in Human Genetics

Maximize MS in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Other Professional Degrees

Pitt Public Health also offers two non-public health professional degrees.

Maximize Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Management

Maximize Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Joint Degree Options

Joint degrees allow you to combine your Pitt Public Health studies with a second from across the University of Pittsburgh, including: 

Pick your field of study

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).

How to apply

Review application deadlines and instructions or

Apply online now

Using SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health.

Meet a master's student

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Meet Arvon Clemons, MS student in statistical and computational genomics 

Meet Arvon Clemons, MS student in statistical and computational genomics

Part of what led Arvon Clemons to Pitt Public Health was the city of Pittsburgh. He felt a connection to a city that was similar to his hometown of St. Louis. His academic background doesn’t feel as congruous with his current study. But ultimately, both the city and the program are turning out to b... (12/09/2019)
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Meet Lingyun Lyu, Pitt Biostats MS graduate and PhD candidate  

Meet Lingyun Lyu, Pitt Biostats MS graduate and PhD candidate

Lingyun Lyu (BIOST PhD '22) is a second-year Ph.D. student in Biostatistics at Pitt Public Health. She came to Pitt in 2016 and earned her M.S. in Biostatistics in 2018. She loved the master’s program and thinks that it’s really well-designed. In addition to many essential statistical theory and ap... (12/09/2019)
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Meet Dominic DiSanto, MS student in health data science 

Meet Dominic DiSanto, MS student in health data science

“I’m especially excited about my health data science concentration. It’s a very dynamic skill set and one that translates well to all different kinds of problems," said Dominic DiSanto (BIOST MS '21). "The curriculum in general looks like a very applied curriculum and the idea of having a consultin... (12/11/2019)
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