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Public Policy

Two Public Policy majors reading.

Real-World Social Issues, Real-World Experience

Develop important analytical skills that you can use in a career or in graduate school.

The topics covered in our program are wide and diverse. Critical thinking, social problem exploration, policy consideration, and careful analysis. These are some of the unique tools which a Public Policy major offers you. You can chart your own individual course toward topics you are most interested in.

As a Public Policy student, you may work with Pitt-Greensburg's Center for Applied Research (CFAR). With CFAR, you will conduct real applied social science research in the community. You will learn powerful skills and research techniques typically only available to graduate students in MA or PhD programs. The result is well-rounded preparation for graduate school or a variety of exciting careers.


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 and 152 (60th percentile) on the Quantitative section. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional for applicants.
  • 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.
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