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.

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.

1st

in Physical Therapy1

3rd

in Occupational Therapy1

3rd

in Speech-Language Pathology1

7th

in Audiology1

7th

in Health Information Management2

1. U.S. News and World Report, University of Pittsburgh, 2019 https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/university-of-pittsburgh-pittsburgh-campus-215293/overall-rankings.

2. Bachelors Degree Center, 2019, https://www.bachelorsdegreecenter.org/best-health-information-management/.

Health Informatics

An online Master of Science in Health Informatics 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.

Online Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy

The post-professional online Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) in Occupational Therapy (OT) program advances your knowledge of today’s complex health care environment to the next level so you can help create the best possible experiences for your clients. Through Pitt’s CScD in OT program, you’ll be trained in clinical specialization, innovative educational methods and technologies, health care policy and advocacy and professional leadership. Offered on a part-time basis, our online courses are designed to fit your busy lifestyle. Become empowered to implement real change and transform clinical practice today.

Students enrolled in the online CScD in OT degree program will also receive the Advanced Practice Certificate in Implementation of Evidence in Clinical Practice, the only one of its kind offered by a post-professional clinical science doctorate in occupational therapy program.

Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program 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.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Hybrid Option

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Hybrid Option (DPT-Hybrid) brings the renowned curriculum and instruction from the #1 DPT program in the nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2020) to a new and accessible hybrid format. DPT-Hybrid students engage in virtual didactic lectures and take part in clinical immersions early and often in their course of study. DPT-Hybrid graduates are prepared to sit for the National PT Licensure Exam (NPTE) and move their communities forward as licensed physical therapists.

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. Our 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 MS in Health Informatics, CScD in OT and PAS-Hybrid 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 MSHI, CScD in OT and PAS-Hybrid learning experiences are 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.

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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Expand your career opportunities with an advanced degree or certificate in Health Informatics, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies or Physical Therapy.

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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Expand your career opportunities with a degree from SHRS.