Non-Degree Courses

Whether you're considering a degree program and want to start off with a few courses, or you're a public health professional looking for additional training — you can enroll at Pitt Public Health as a non-degree student.

You can take up to 12 credits (cumulative maximum) as a non-degree student. If you are later accepted into a degree program, that program will decide which of those credits may be applied to your requirements.

Requirements for Non-Degree Applicants

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree or the equivalent foreign degree
  • Transcripts for all education, as well as a WES evaluation for study outside of the U.S. and TOEFL scores, if applicable 
  • Must be a U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • Local applicants on a visa must contact the Office of Student Affairs to verify eligibility first

Pitt Public Health does not sponsor I-20s for non-degree study.

How to Apply

  1. Apply online and pay the application fee through SOPHAS Express
  2. Submit official transcripts for all education in the United States AND a course-by-course WES evaluation for all education outside of the United States (not including study abroad) to the Pitt Public Health Office of Student Affairs.
  3.  Submit official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to the University of Pittsburgh institution code 2927, with no department code. IELTS or Duolingo scores may be substituted for the TOEFL. Additional information can be found on the International Applicants page.

Non-degree applicants are NOT required to

  • submit recommendations
  • submit GRE scores
  • submit any non-required sections of the SOPHAS Express application

Transcripts & Materials

When possible, official transcripts and other materials should be emailed to the Office of Student Affairs. If needed, items may be sent through postal mail to the address listed below.

University of Pittsburgh
School of Public Health

Office of Student Affairs
1100 Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
Phone: 412-624-3088

What classes should I take?

If you’re planning to apply and you know which department you’re interested in, you may want to contact that department directly for class suggestions. Many non-degree students choose to enroll in core courses (unless restricted) to learn more about our various programs and/or to start working towards a degree.

See all classes offered

Note: Pitt Public Health encourages non-degree students to apply to a degree program, but acceptance as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a degree program.