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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 21, 2024
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

Qualified Pitt undergraduates can apply in their third year and enroll in graduate classes in their fourth year. As they begin their master’s degree program, students can complete any 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 careers by:

  • Developing new skills with advanced coursework
  • Gaining real-world experience through a required practicum or internship, and
  • Working with experienced researchers on basic and applied research problems

Graduate school is challenging, but the accelerated program allows motivated students to obtain their graduate degree and discover their 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 either 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 fall open house for prospective students,
  • Check out our faculty and find out whose work interests you,
  • Chatting with a student services coordinator to learn more about our different departments and programs,
  • Talking to your advisor,
  • Contacting our Office of Student Affairs with quesitons or to set up a meeting.

Preparing your Application

Students interested in the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program should contact us early for information. They will apply online through SOPHAS Express (details and link below) to the specific department and program in the middle of their junior year. Applicants should plan on… 

  • taking the GRE (submit scores to code 2927)
  • completing  background courses in behavioral and social sciences (with a C or better)
  • having appropriate mathematical coursework to 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
  • submitting a completed graduate application online via SOPHAS Express, by March 1 of their junior year (an extension of the regular January 15 application deadline)

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