Degree Programs

Empowering Healthcare Leaders
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Bridging Policy and Practice

Our programs prepare graduates with the expertise to assume the roles of leadership, policy development, and management within the healthcare system and public health. We have built the foundation of our educational offerings on the faculty’s vast knowledge, engagement in interdisciplinary research, and applied solutions to systematic challenges through various professional and community service activities.

  • Hospital and health system management
  • Public health management
  • Insurance and managed care
  • Patient safety and quality assurance
  • Long-term care services
  • Research and policy analysis
  • Advocacy at the state, local, and federal levels
  • Global health
Degree Programs
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Master of Health Administration

As the highest-ranked MHA program in the state, we pair a challenging curriculum with professional development and applied learning opportunities to prepare our graduates for key leadership roles in organizations across the entire health industry.

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Master of Public Health

Our MPH program is designed to put graduates on a career path for health policy analysis, advocacy and implementation, as well as program and organization management in public health agencies, foundations, and the private and nonprofit sector.

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JD-MPH Joint Degree

Offered through Pitt Public Health and Pitt’s School of Law, the JD-MPH program provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum in law and public health, integrating law, health policy, and management.

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Master of Science

Designed for students interested in pursuing a PhD, our MS program provides additional preparation prior to doctoral studies for graduates hoping to pursue positions in health services research and policy, and analytics.

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Health Services Research and Policy PhD Program

The PhD program prepares graduates to conduct vital research on policy issues affecting the organization, financing, and delivery of health care and public health services.

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MHA-MBA Joint Degree

This joint-degree program combines the regular MHA with the MBA, in a compressed timeline, to produce graduates who are optimally prepared to assume fast-track leadership positions in organizations across the entire health industry.