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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Health Policy and Management

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Health Policy and Management is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) Health policy and management
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Health policy and management
Master of Science (MS) Decision sciences
Master of Public Health (MPH) Health policy and management
Master of Science (MS) Health services research and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health services research and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Essay required for MPH and MHA degrees as well as a fellowship/residency experience; Thesis required for MS degree.
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam and dissertation overview are also required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE for certificates
A capstone project is required for both of our certificates

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

165
Applied
101
Accepted
37
Enrolled
61%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements 3 Letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
Additional Entrance Requirements 3 letters of recommendation required for certificate application

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$95,528
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

85
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 7.06%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.18%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 7
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Insurance coverage, financing, and delivery of health care with a focus on use of prescription drugs and behavioral health services; Decision sciences; Cost Effectiveness Analysis; The implementation of alternative payment models (including value-based purchasing and global budgets).
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,182,677

Location & Contact

Address A624 Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Mrs. Tina Micale
Department Administrator
Email: tina.micale@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-2128
Fax: 412-624-3146

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