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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

3+2 Accelerated Master’s Program Admission Requirements


In addition to the general requirements, each department has its own admissions requirements. 

Department  (Program) Admission Requirements for 3+2 Accelerated Program

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
(MPH)

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
  • GRE scores: 60th (V), 31st (Q) percentiles; 4.5 (A)
  • Health-related experience (work or volunteer)
  • All majors acceptable if above criteria are met

Biostatistics
(MS)

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • GRE scores: 72nd (V), 67th (Q) percentiles
  • Prior coursework: calculus (2 semesters)
  • Suggested major: mathematics (other majors acceptable if above criteria met)

Environmental and Occupational Health
(MPH or MS)

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • GRE scores: 60th (V), 50th (Q) percentiles
  • Prior coursework (grade of B or better): biology (2 required), organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, and calculus
  • Major: biology, chemistry, or mathematics

Epidemiology
(MPH or MS)

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.2
  • GRE scores must be submitted
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Prior coursework (MPH): social sciences (6 cr.), mathematics (3 cr.), human biology (3 cr.) 
  • Prior coursework (MS): mathematics (3 cr.), human biology (3 cr.) 
  • All majors acceptable if above criteria are met

Health Policy and Management
(MPH or MS)

 

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
  • GRE scores: 85th (V), 50th (Q) percentiles; 5.0 (A)
  • All majors acceptable, if above criteria are met

Human Genetics
(MPH or MS)

 

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
  • GRE scores: 70th (V, Q, A) percentiles
  • Prior coursework: chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology
  • All majors acceptable if above criteria are met

Genome Bioinformatics
(MS)

 

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
  • GRE scores: 70th (V, Q, A) percentiles
  • Prior coursework: calculus or statistics, some programming/coding experience, and at least one course in biology or genetics or a related field
  • Suggested major: mathematics, computer science, biology, or a related field

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
(MPH-MIC, MPH-PEL, or MS)

MPH-MIC: Management, Intervention, & Community Practice

MPH-PEL: Pathogenesis, Eradication, & Laboratory Practice

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.3
  • GRE scores: 75th percentile (combined)
  • Strong letters of recommendation from persons directly familiar with academic performance
  • Appropriate undergraduate major

 



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