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We welcome applicants of all abilities/disabilities, religions, marital statuses, familial statuses, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, genetic information, and gender identities and expressions.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses for a letter grade:

  • Natural Sciences or Psychology, 6 credits
  • Humanities or Social Sciences, 6 credits
  • Oral or Written Communication*, 6 credits
  • Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science, 4 credits
  • Additional credits from above content areas, 8 credits

*Accepted Oral Communications Courses: COMMRC 0300 or higher. Accepted Written Communication Courses: ENGMCP 0200 or higher, or any intensive writing (W) course.

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0)
  • A minimum grade of C- or better for EM prerequisite courses and a grade of D or better for additional coursework taken at Pitt. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer.

To enter the program as a junior:

  • Required credits for admission: 60 (Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.)
  • Applicants must have EMT certification. Applicants are encouraged to take EM 1102 with lab (4 credits) or may provide a copy of their EMT card with their application. Admitted students who have not taken EM 1102 will be required to complete the credit by course examination process.

To enter the program as a senior:

  • Required credits for admission: 51 (Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.)
  • Applicants must have current certification/licensure as a paramedic.

Application Procedures

Junior Applicants

Application Deadline: March 15. If spots are available after the deadline applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the class is full. There is space for 48 juniors. 

Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.

Pitt Students (including regional campuses)

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Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Health Information Management as their intended field of study. International transfer students click here.

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All applicants must:

  • Submit a one- to two-page personal essay discussing how you became interested in the field, any work or volunteer experience you have that demonstrates your awareness of the field, and your long-term professional goals. Also include other areas of interest, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences;
  • Submit one letter of recommendation: college instructor or supervisor preferred;
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required prior to review. Pitt students do NOT need to supply their Pitt transcript. However, if you have earned college credit from any other schools, we will require those transcripts. If you are a student in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, we should have access to the transcripts for any non-Pitt coursework that already appears on your Pitt transcript as Transfer Credit. If you have non-Pitt coursework that does not already appear on your Pitt transcript, you must send us an official transcript. Otherwise, we will contact you if any transcripts are required;
  • Have a personal interview with the emergency medicine faculty;
  • Applications can be submitted while course requirements are in progress. 

Please note that admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission.

Additional Information

A non-refundable program fee of $1,500 covering both the fall and spring terms of the junior year will appear on the fall tuition invoice. Student tuition rates for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences can be found here. This program also requires students to complete clinical education at facilities external to the University, and such facilities will require a criminal background check, an Act 33/34/73 clearance, physical examination, and a drug screen to determine whether the student applicant is qualified to participate in the clinical education. Students are required to maintain health insurance throughout the entire junior year and strongly recommended for senior year. Students are required to purchase and maintain classroom and clinical uniforms. Additionally, in order to become certified/licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony.

Senior Applicants

Application Deadline: Rolling

Senior applicants are required to have current certification/licensure as a paramedic and have completed 51 college credits, including the required prerequisite courses. Students are required to earn 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. These 30 credits may not include prerequisite courses. All senior applicants will be offered a 3-credit online EM course each semester to fulfill the 30-credit requirement (Beyond the Body will be offered in the fall semester, and Organizational Theory will be offered in the spring). Students may take other 3-credit courses within SHRS (which might not be online) each semester to fulfill the 30-credit requirement.

Apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Emergency Medicine as your intended field of study. 

Senior applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Bob Seitz prior to applying to the University.

Currently Serving Active Duty Military Applicants

Application Deadline: Rolling

Currently Serving Military (ADM) applicants are required to have current certification/licensure as a paramedic, ATP, or equivalent. Applicants must have completed 51 college credits, including prerequisite courses. Students are required to earn 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. These 30 credits may not include prerequisite courses. All Active Duty Military students will be offered a 3-credit EM elective each semester to fulfill the 30-credit requirement (Beyond the Body will be offered in the fall semester, and Organizational Theory will be offered in the spring).

Apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Emergency Medicine as your intended field of study.

Currently Serving Military applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Bob Seitz prior to applying to the University.