We appreciate your interest in the School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). Through academic research, technology design,
and rigorous training, we educate the next generation of health professionals
who will help others reach their fullest potential. The degrees offered
through our Departments prepare our students for health care professions that are increasingly in demand. We have
over 20 programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.
We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. We are available to discuss your interest in our programs by phone, email or in person.
We also invite you to join us at our Fall or Spring Open House. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with faculty and student representatives from each Department to learn firsthand about our programs.
SHRS is an “Upper Division” school. This means students are required to have a minimum of 60 college credits before entering our undergraduate programs. Each program has a set of “prerequisite courses” that students typically take during their freshman and sophomore years while simultaneously earning general education credits. Students then apply to our programs during their sophomore year while in the process of completing all required credits and admission requirements before matriculation into an SHRS program the following Fall term (typically junior year).
High School Students
High school students seeking admission to the University of Pittsburgh for freshman entry should visit and apply through the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to qualify for a number of our “Pitt Freshmen Guarantees” which guarantee students admission into an SHRS graduate or professional program when the time comes providing they meet all criteria. (To learn how you can qualify for a guarantee, click on the program links listed below.) The first step in qualifying for these guarantees is to identify them in your freshman application to the University.
SHRS offers Freshman Guarantees for the following programs:
Communication Science and Disorders
Coordinated Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition
Physician Assistant Studies
Health Information Management
You'll find that almost any undergraduate background can qualify you for most of our graduate programs. The important thing to remember is that you MUST include courses designated as prerequisites in your undergraduate curriculum.
Undergraduate Transfer Students
External transfer students should visit the University's Office of Admissions & Financial Aid Transfer Student webpage. Pitt Connection Guides are available online. These guides will help you pick equivalent Pitt courses at area community colleges.
Students applying to graduate programs from outside the US should allow a minimum of six months for application processing. Please check our Admissions pages for deadlines and other important information. Also, please visit the University's Office of International Student Services website.