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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 24, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

3+2 Accelerated Master’s Program

Qualified Pitt undergraduates apply in their third year and enroll in graduate classes in their fourth year. As they begin master’s degree studies, students simultaneously satisfy remaining undergraduate requirements to graduate on time with their bachelor’s degree at the end of their fourth year.

Students in the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program fully participate in the graduate school experience and prepare themselves for their future career:

  • Develop new skills with advanced coursework
  • Gain real-world experience through a required practicum or internship
  • Work with experienced researchers on basic and applied research problems

Though graduate school is challenging, this accelerated program allows motivated students to obtain a graduate degree and career path all while saving up to one year’s worth of tuition!

Try out Public Health

Not sure what public health is all about? Explore public health or learn more about the school and the professional field by…

  • taking a course-for credit-to satisfy a general education elective,
  • attending an event whether it’s a talk, presentation, workshop, or social event open to the University,
  • participating in a recruitment event like our fall open house for prospective students,
  • contacting a faculty member whose work interests you,
  • chatting with a student services coordinator to learn more about our different departments and programs,
  • talking to your advisor,

Or, contacting our Office of Student Affairs for help or to set up a meeting.

How to apply

Students interested in the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program apply online to the specific department and program, normally in the middle of their junior year. Plan on

  • taking the GRE (submit scores to code 4234)
  • completing some undergrad background courses in the behavioral and social sciences (with a C or better)
  • having mathematical preparation needed to later take Principles of Statistical Reasoning (usually college-level statistics, algebra, or calculus with a C or better)
  • being on-track to complete at least 96 credits before you start as a graduate student

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