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SHRS is an upper division school. What does this mean?

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 sophomore year, roughly after completing 45 credits. Students may be in the process of completing all required credits and admission requirements when applying to SHRS. Watch the video above to learn more!

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. We also invite you to join us at our Fall Open House. This is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand about our many programs!

SHRS Professions

High school students, do you qualify for a Guaranteed Admissions Program?

High school students seeking admission to the University of Pittsburgh for first-year entry should visit and apply through the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Incoming first-years have the opportunity to qualify for a number of our “Pitt Guaranteed Admissions Programs” which guarantee students admission into an SHRS graduate or professional program providing they meet all criteria. The first step in qualifying for these guarantees is to identify them in your first-year application to the University.


  • Communication Science and Disorders (Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Health Informatics
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Physician Assistant Studies

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SHRS Upper Division Programs

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