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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy (MPH/PhD)
Master of Public Health/Master of Public Affairs (MPH/MPA)
(Certificate)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
Master of International Development/Master of Public Health (MID/MPH)
Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 42
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Master's students can either complete an Essay or a Thesis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

153
Applied
74
Accepted
21
Enrolled
48%

Applying

135
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Applicants must have completed and earned a C or better in a three-credit math or statistics class taken in a math or statistics department. They must also have completed six credits of social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, social psychology).
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements PhD applicants must hold a post-baccalaureate degree e.g. a Master of Science degree in a discipline relevant to public health such as social work or anthropology or an MD or JD.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$13,795
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Traineership

Student Body

106
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.66%
Black or African American 6.6%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 8
Male (6)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Assessment of Health Outcomes in Aging and Chronic Disease;Health Survey Surveillance and the Study of Adversity;Complex Realities and Context of WomenÔÇÖs Health;Influence of Social Relationships on Health Among Disempowered Minorities; Health and Wellbeing of LGBT Populations.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,371,174

Location & Contact

Address 130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Susan Cotter
Department Administrator
Email: suecot@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-9594

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