Other Undergraduate Opportunities

Jump-Start Your Future

The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Excited to pursue a career in health? Think that graduate school is in your future? Then consider Pitt Public Health’s Accelerated Bachelor’s / Master’s Program.

If you’re a motivated Pitt student who’s completed the appropriate undergraduate coursework, the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program allows you to complete both degrees in a total of five years — saving up to a full year of time and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition!

Apply by January.



If you’re interested in getting a jump on your graduate studies in public health, email PHaccelerated@pitt.edu for more details. We will coordinate directly with your undergraduate program director or departmental advisor to help work out your specific course of study.

Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health

Offered through the Global Studies Center, the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health is for students wanting the analytical tools and professional skills necessary to address our world’s most compelling issues. Explore the transnational processes underpinning the global burden of disease, the social determinants of health, and inequalities in medical care access. Tailor your unique program of study based on your academic, personal, and career interests. (18 credits)

You’ll learn to:

  • Understand the global burden of disease, social determinants of health, and treatment disparities from transnational and historical perspectives
  • Differentiate current research, programs, strategies, and key organizational actors
  • Recognize the behavioral and cultural dimensions of health
  • Appreciate and apply different approaches to key questions in global health
  • Critique different discourses on global health (e.g., medical, policy, anthropological) orally and in writing.

Try out Public Health

Not sure what public health is all about? Explore public health or learn more by:

  • Taking a course — for credit — either to satisfy a general education elective, or to count towards a future graduate degree.
  • Attending events that are open to the University, including talks, workshops, or presentations.
  • Visiting an informational session or our fall open house for prospective students.
  • Checking out our faculty and find out whose work interests you.
  • Chatting with a student services coordinator about our different departments and programs.
  • Talking to your advisor.
  • Contacting our Office of Student Affairs with questions or to set up a meeting.