The Health Policy And Management program at the University of Pittsburgh provides professional development through a combination of coursework, a health policy or management related practicum, a public health leader-in-residence, and other curricular activities.
This two-year, 45-credit program prepares students for careers in both health policy development, analysis and advocacy and program and organization management in public health agencies, foundations, other nonprofits and the private sector.
Graduates of our MPH program should be well-prepared to pass the Certification in Public Health (CPH) exam, pursue related doctoral studies and/or obtain professional employment in public health and related sectors, nationally and globally.
- Our graduates should be well positioned for employment opportunities in health policy, health program management, public health agency, foundation and related nonprofit organization management positions, nationally and globally.
- Graduates should also be competitive for positions as policy analysts at the federal, state, and local governmental levels and for some post-graduate administrative fellowships in health care systems.
- To supplement their academic credentials, our students are also encouraged to sit for the CPH certification exam.
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- Our curriculum consists of the CEPH-required multidisciplinary core, the departmental MPH core, an intensive field experience (practicum) and an applied research project (master’s essay) related to the practicum or another “world of practice” problem or issue.
- The curriculum is structured around the CEPH competency model for MPH students including health policy and management, communication, leadership, professionalism, systems thinking and self-actualization competencies.
- Although only 45 credits are required to complete the program, students can register for an additional 15 credits to complete a certificate or a self-designed cluster of electives within the four academic terms plus the practicum, typically scheduled during the summer term.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
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- Official academic transcripts documenting completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Transcripts for all other post-secondary academic credits earned.
- Prerequisite courses include one college-level mathematics or statistics course and at least two courses in the social sciences, preferably one in microeconomics
- Current GRE scores
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students
- Writing sample
- Personal statement
- Two academic references and one employment reference (if relevant)
International46814 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 46814 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National46814 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 46814 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State27590 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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