Why Pitt Public Health?

Study at ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOLS

Since 1948, as Pennsylvania’s first fully accredited graduate school of public health and the 13th in the nation, Pitt Public Health has been educating leaders, engaging in service and research, and translating research into public health practices and policies to improve the health of people regionally, nationally, and globally.

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH...

  • Has accredited programs in all major fields of public health practice and research, as well as health care administration and genetic counseling
  • Collaborates with Pitt’s five other schools of health sciences, as well as the schools of law, social work, and public and international affairs
  • Offers a unique learning connection to UPMC, the largest multihospital system in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Maintains close working relationships with other health care providers, governments, and communities
  • Provides a wide variety of student organizations to help you gain knowledge and experience in the field
  • Receives significant support from alumni, donors, and industry
  • Is a major research powerhouse – consistently one of the top five recipients of National Institutes of Health funding among all schools of public health 

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Why Pittsburgh?

We’re in one of the best cities in the country, no lie... a “most livable” burgh, loved by tech nerds, foodies, outdoor adventurers, artists, and home-bodies. Find out why.

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Info sessions to encourage staff, faculty collaboration at Community Engagement Center 

Info sessions to encourage staff, faculty collaboration at Community Engagement Center

@Pitt - At the Homewood center, Pitt and community partners collaborate to offer programs in health and wellness, digital literacy, educational support, job seeking, small business and workforce development, civic engagement and more. The center is part of Pitt’s Neighborhood Commitments, an effort... (10/14/2019)
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New and improved! Save even more with updated Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program at Pitt Public Health 

New and improved! Save even more with updated Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program at Pitt Public Health

Pitt undergrads: There are now even more reasons to jump-start your grad experience at Pitt Public Health. While you learn to solve health problems, contribute to scientific discoveries, and transform the well-being of communities at home and around the world, you'll save even more money on tuition... (09/26/2019)
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Pittsburgh named one of most livable cities in United States 

Pittsburgh named one of most livable cities in United States

KDKA - The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the most livable cities in the United States, and Pittsburgh is No. 3, beating out Seattle and Washington D.C. for a top-three spot. The study looked at stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. (09/16/2019)
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Pitt ranked #18 best public college by U.S. News and World Report 

Pitt ranked #18 best public college by U.S. News and World Report

PITT WIRE - “This year’s ranking positions the University of Pittsburgh as a top-20 public school,” says Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. “It’s a powerful testament to our students, faculty and staff and a clear signal that our trajectory as a world leader in learning, teaching, and research is still—... (09/09/2019)
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Pitt's QS World University Rankings 

Pitt's QS World University Rankings

Pitt remains in the top 150 universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020 released in June. In the ranking of 1,000 universities across the globe, Pitt came in at 140th. The University has danced around that number for the past few years: 136 for 2019, 142 for 2018, and... (08/12/2019)
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Pittsburgh ranked 12th among world’s most cultural cities for students. 

Pittsburgh ranked 12th among world’s most cultural cities for students.

OXFORD SUMMER COURSES – Pittsburgh stacks up well among the world’s “most cultural cities for students” in a ranking of university towns including Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Paris, and Zurich. Pittsburgh finished 12th in the world, and sixth among U.S. cities in the rankings, which counted cinemas, muse... (08/05/2019)
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UPMC Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation, run by Pitt Public Health alum (video) 

UPMC Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation, run by Pitt Public Health alum (video)

KDKA - President Mark Sevco (HPM/Katz '91) said, "It is an extraordinary achievement to be recognized as one of the best children's hospitals in the country. I am honored to work with all the outstanding and talented health care professionals who are committed to putting children first. The ranking... (07/03/2019)
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Bee friendly Pitt sets campus abuzz 

Bee friendly Pitt sets campus abuzz

PITT WIRE - Bee Friendly Pitt is a team of undergraduates that has installed seven bee houses near plantings and pollinator gardens throughout the Pittsburgh campus. The project was conceived during a sustainability course focused on development of impactful sustainability projects on campus and in... (06/24/2019)