Human Genetics, Master | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
49662 USD/year
49662 USD/year
29266 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MPH in Human Genetics program from the University of Pittsburgh integrates genetics and the public health science disciplines of epidemiology, pathobiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health services research, with ethics, social sciences, public affairs, economics and law. 


The Human Genetics program from the University of Pittsburgh focuses on phenotypic disease prevention in populations, not just individual patients and their families. 

It addresses society’s legal, ethical, financial, regulatory, and organizational responsibilities in offering genetic services, and devising environmental and occupational interventions to prevent disease in populations.


Recent graduates hold the following positions:

  • Staff, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Project Coordinator, Association of American Cancer Institutes
  • Project Coordinator, Libyan Ministry of Health (Vaccination Program)
  • Research Assistant, All of Us Precision Medicine Initiative, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspective Service, Washington, D.C.
  • Epidemiologist, West Virginia Health Center
  • Project Manager, Center for Oral Health in Appalachia

Programme Structure

Upon completion of the MPH in public health genetics, students will meet the following program-specific competencies:

  • Apply knowledge of inheritance, including basic cellular and molecular mechanisms, and risk factors for disease to understanding a variety of rare and common health conditions.
  • Identify interactions among genes, environmental factors, and behaviors, and their effects on public health.
  • Assess the ethics of the application of genetic technologies to public health.
  • Communicate genetic and genomic principles to the general public as part of current public health initiatives.
  • Evaluate how genetic principles/technologies apply to diagnosis, screening, and interventions for disease prevention and health promotion programs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


47 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission to the Department of Human Genetics are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply for the MS human genetics, MPH, and PhD programs through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. 
  • Applications for the MS in Genetic Counseling Program and MS in Genetic Counseling/MPH in Public Health Genetics dual degree program must be submitted through SOPHAS Express. 
  • Please note, SOPHAS submits applications to Pitt Public Health only after all required materials are received. Applicants who have submitted applications may track their status online.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49662 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    49662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49662 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    29266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,190 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $2,031 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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