University of Pittsburgh

Graduate School of Public Health

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology


4200 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States


1-412- 624-9300

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health and Wellness (LGBT) Certificate Program (in conjunction with depts. of BCHS & EPIDEM at GSPH), DrPH; PhD, MS; MPH: Concentration in Bioscience of Infectious Diseases; MPH: Concentration in Community & Behavioral Intervention of Infectious Diseases MPH with Peace Corps Master International (PCMI): Concentration in Community & Behavioral Intervention of Infectious Diseases

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A major component of our mission involves training the next generation of scientists and public health professionals to join in the effort to reduce the impact of infectious diseases worldwide. Our extensive research, community intervention, education and training programs will provide you with a dynamic educational experience and be key to achieving your professional goals. We have a commitment to high quality graduate education that is consistent with our leading cutting-edge research and behavioral health and community education programs. The degree programs draw upon the disciplines of molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology, medicine, health education, and community intervention to provide our students with opportunities to participate in cross-disciplinary research into multiple aspects of infectious diseases. As a graduate of our program you will be prepared for careers in academia, industry, government, and community service sectors. Our graduates have obtained professional positions with prestigious employers in the USA and worldwide. Examples include the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local health departments, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and major universities and other academic institutions.


Accrediated by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

International Student Requirements:

The University of Pittsburgh requires all foreign students to take the TOEFL examination and have a minimum score of 550 on the written exam, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based exam, or a minimum score of 80 on the iBET Internet based test.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 00337900

Locale: Large City

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