An MPH is a public health professional degree that prepares you to enter the public health field by working for an agency or organization. Joint degrees allow you to combine your Pitt Public Health degree with a degree from another school in the University of Pittsburgh.
An MS is an academic degree that prepares you to do research in academia or industry. We offer the MS in the following departments:
Pitt Public Health also offers two non-public health professional degrees.
The Department of Human Genetics has launched a new Master of Science in Genome Bioinformatics (MSGB) which prepares students for careers analyzing the human genome both in academia and in pharmaceutical and genomic testing industries.
Public health and medical research is rapidly evolving with changes in technology and access to large quantities of complex high dimensional data. To address these demands of the current job market, Pitt Biostatistics has introduced two new concentration options for the MS degree starting this fall: Health Data Science (HDS) and Statistical and Computational Genomics (SCG).
Are you not sure where you fit best within public health? Download this guide to Deciding on a Field of Study (PDF) for questions that will help you plan your path in public health.
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Joint degree options for master's students include: