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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

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)
Master of International Development/Master of Public Health (MID/MPH)
Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH) Applied research and leadership in behavioral and community health sciences
(Certificate) Evaluation of public health programs
(Certificate) Community-based participatory research
(Certificate) LGBT health and wellness
(Certificate) Global health
Master of Public Health (MPH) Applied social and behavioral concepts in public health
Master of Public Health (MPH) Maternal and child health
(Certificate) Health equity

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
200-contact hour practicum, final paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

186
Applied
132
Accepted
33
Enrolled
71%

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 No
Winter deadline Not reported September 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in public health or related field

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

111
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.31%
Black or African American 10.81%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown 2.7%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health disparities, HIV/AIDS, healthy aging, violence prevention, substance abuse
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,989,136

Location & Contact

Address 130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Dr. Steven M. Albert
Chairman
Email: smalbert@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-8693
Fax: 412-624-5510