24 months
49662 USD/year
49662 USD/year
29266 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS in Epidemiology program at the University of Pittsburgh provides concentrated training in epidemiological concepts, skills, and methodology with a research focus. It includes a flexible mix of courses in epidemiology and biostatistics.


For those who hold a professional health degree or a related doctoral degree, the department offers a 30 credit condensed MS program. We offer a master degree in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Due to the wide range of ongoing faculty research within the department, students have the ability to select an area of emphasis to study and to conduct research under the mentorship of an epidemiology faculty member. A few of the areas include: aging, cancer, clinical trials, global health, lifestyle intervention, and women's health.


Recent graduates hold positions with the following:

  • research assistant positions at state, county, and local health departments
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Institutes of Health, including National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Aging
  • hospitals
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • medical and dental school
  • PhD programs in epidemiology or biostatistics

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Pathophysiology Across The Life Span
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Population Neuroscience Seminar
  • Multimodal Neuroimaging And Applications In Population Neuroscience
  • Principles Of Epidemiology
  • Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention Training - Theory Of Prevention Efforts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission to the Department of Epidemiology are processed through the office of student affairs at Pitt Public Health. 
  • Student affairs staff members can answer most questions related to the admissions process, and the epidemiology student services staff can provide information regarding departmental operational policies, resources, and requirements. 
  • You must apply for the MPH, MS and PhD programs through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. 
  • 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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