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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  May 20, 2022
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program Admission Requirements


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

Department  (Program) Admission Requirements for Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s 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, MS-HDS, MS-SCG)

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • GRE scores: 72nd (V), 67th (Q) percentiles
  • Prior coursework: calculus (2 semesters)
  • All 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: 3.4
  • 50th (V), 50th (Q) percentiles
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Prior coursework: social sciences (6 cr.), 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: 60th (V), 60th (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 in calculus or statistics, some programming/coding experience, and at least one course in biology 
  • A degree in mathematics, computer science, biology, or a related field

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

 

  • 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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