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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health (MPH) Management, intervention, and community practice
Master of Public Health (MPH) Pathogenesis, eradication, and laboratory practice
Master of Science (MS) Infectious diseases and microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Infectious diseases and microbiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, but will take MCAT, DAT, or GMAT scores
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, but will take MCAT, DAT, or GMAT scores
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

146
Applied
117
Accepted
38
Enrolled
80%

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 March 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, but will take MCAT, DAT, or GMAT scores
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, but will take MCAT, DAT, or GMAT scores

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.95%
Black or African American 7.89%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.58%
Unknown 1.32%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 4
Male (14)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Pathogenesis of viral diseases such as HIV, Dengue, Zika, Hepatitis, EBV, CMV, HHV8, and Rift Valley Fever; the role of the microbiome in infectious disease; HIV/AIDS prevention, education & training; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; emerging infections such as COVID-19.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,568,925

Location & Contact

Address 130 DeSoto Street
2122 Public Health Building
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Robin Tierno
Department Administrator
Email: rtierno@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-3105
Fax: 412-624-4953

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