Public Policy

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Real-World Social Issues, Real-World Experience

Are you a problem solver? An education in the field of Public Policy focuses your skills into making the world a better place.

A wide range of challenges faces the public sector. In our program, you will receive the preparation to meet social, economic, political, and societal issues head-on.

Public policy is a unique field. You will build a skill set from a variety of disciplines, exploring topics such as

  • Communication advocacy
  • Research methods
  • Economic analysis.

In the process, you will discover a rewarding career path that is right for you.

Become part of Pitt-Greensburg's Center for Applied Research (CFAR). At CFAR, you will use your analytical skills on real, community-based research projects. Take advantage of internship opportunities to develop career and community connections. By the time you are ready to launch your career, you will already have extensive experience in the field.


Graduate School Guarantee —
University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

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Required Criteria:

  • Apply to a regional campus.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.3 grade point average while satisfying the minimum course work requirements.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at a regional campus
  • Achieve minimum scores of 155 (70th percentile) on the Verbal section, 152 (60th percentile) on the Quantitative section, and a score of 3.5 or better on the Analytical Writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • For information about Pitt Public Health, go to www.publichealth.pitt.edu.
     

Graduate School Guarantee —
University of Pittsburgh School of Public & International Affairs

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Required Criteria:

  • Apply to a regional campus.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1300 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT result.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average in arts and sciences while satisfying the minimum course work requirements.
  • Achieve minimum scores of 154 each on verbal and quantitative sections and a scores of 4.0 or above on the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to public service through internships, volunteer, and/or work experience in the fields of public and international affairs.
  • Apply to the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public and International Affairs, or Master of International Development programs. The offer of guaranteed admission remains in effect for three years after graduation from one of the regional campuses with a bachelor’s degree.
  • For information about GSPIA, go to www.gspia.pitt.edu