Why Choose Public Health?

You have passion for building bridges to a healthier world through science-based knowledge and community service. You and your like-minded peers can powerfully transform not only your community, but our world. Now, more than ever, public health graduates are positioned to fill a growing need for caring individuals with solution-based initiatives that are grounded in health equity. Public health researchers, policy makers, program leaders and educators play a critical role in improving the lives of our global society.

Why Pitt Public Health
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Groundbreaking Research

Our faculty, staff and students collaborate on public health research and practice projects, both independently and through school-established centers.

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Career Paths

Whether you like to analyze data, conduct research, formulate policy or focus on communities by working directly with people, there is a place for you in public health.

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Pitt Accreditation

Pitt Public Health is proud to be an accredited institution by the Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH). Learn more about what sets us apart. 

Picture Yourself at Pitt Public Health

As a student at Pitt Public Health, you'll find a diverse community situated alongside a world-class medical center, a vibrant urban campus and plenty of green space. You'll enjoy all the amenities of a large university — but with a student-to-faculty ratio that feels like a smaller college.

 

Pittsburgh

Find out all the ways Pitt students and the surrounding communities eat, play, and live life to the fullest in the city of Pittsburgh.

Student Committees

Participate in the school's decision-making processes by serving as a representative with one of our standing committees or student organizations.

Annual Events

Celebrate student accomplishments at our annual Dean's Day event by presenting a research project and competing for monetary prizes or become involved in our One Book, One Community initiative.

International Ties

Our students come from across the globe. Find opportunities to engage with students and faculty from a multitude of disciplines and professions through ongoing collaborations with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Travel Grants

Apply for one of our student travel grants — we’ll help cover the costs for select students to present at a national or international conferences. Or earn a stipend to partially cover a trip to the American Public Health Association annual meeting.