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Explore Pitt’s Top-Ranked Graduate Degree Programs and Certificates–Now Offered Online

Become empowered to implement real change and transform clinical practice with the following programs from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Expand your career opportunities with a degree from SHRS.

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SHRS Rankings

The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is an internationally recognized center of academics and research, with a strong pedigree for developing top-tier health programs.1


in Physical Therapy1


in Occupational Therapy1


in Speech-Language Pathology1


in Audiology1


in Health Information Management for bachelor’s program2

1. Rankings reflect on-campus programs.

2. U.S. News and World Report, University of Pittsburgh, 2021

Health Informatics

An online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) gives you the tools and knowledge you need to take your career to the next level—and create impact in your community and beyond. With Pitt’s MSHI program, you’ll learn to analyze health care data in order to predict and make important decisions, as well as communicate this data to others. Whether you attend full- or part-time, our online courses are designed to fit your busy lifestyle. Say HI to making a real difference in health care.

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Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program (PAS-Hybrid) connects virtual didactic lectures with hands-on immersions and clinical rotations across the country. As a graduate of our PAS-Hybrid program, you will be well prepared to sit for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) exam and become a certified health care provider. Gain the experience to act and the confidence to lead as a certified physician assistant.

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Online Learning

Being a student at Pitt means being part of a community bigger than yourself—regardless of whether you’re learning on campus or online. Pitt online programs are designed to provide the same quality and rigor as our historically high-ranked on campus programs. We offer relevant courses, renowned faculty and individualized support to each student.

Our programs incorporate several interactive components to foster a dynamic, engaging and personalized learning experience. As an online student, you’ll benefit from discussions during live, face-to-face classes and self-paced coursework that allow you to earn your degree from wherever you live, without sacrificing your career.

Due to the online modality, you have the unique opportunity to build strong networks with a diverse group of professionals living and working all over the country and the world, who bring their varied perspectives and experiences to the classroom. The learning experience is designed to ensure that each student feels a sense of community and belonging to Pitt, empowering you to meet your professional goals in a supportive environment.

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About Pitt SHRS

Established in 1969 as a health sciences school of the University of Pittsburgh, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences stands on its solid reputation as an international leader in rehabilitation and disabilities education, research, and community service, improving the lives and independence of all people with a focus on those at risk for or having chronic conditions or disabilities and those who have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented.

We seek to be a catalyst for a world free of barriers and disparities that allows all people, regardless of health, to have opportunities to participate in life to the fullest; to be accomplished through education, research and service.

A beacon of academic, clinical, and research excellence in the region, Pitt SHRS draws upon its strong network of prominent health systems in the Pittsburgh area and beyond to provide access to industry experts and innovators, research and career opportunities, and ultimately a top-tier education to its students.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Health Informatics

Early Application Deadline
Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline
Fall 2024
June 3, 2024
July 1, 2024
July 29, 2024

Physician Assistant Studies

Final Application Deadline
Spring 2025
October 1, 2024

Expand your career opportunities with an advanced degree in Health Informatics or Physician Assistant Studies.

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge in health care or considering an entirely new career path, your journey begins at the University of Pittsburgh.

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