There is always something more to learn wherever progress is made. Here is a selection of the latest certifications and programs at Pitt.
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Joseph M. Katz Graduate School for Economics
18-month Signature MBA
The Katz School’s Signature MBA has been redesigned as an 18-month cohort experience that offers time for a summer internship and includes an intense integrated learning experience during the final semester. At the same time, students can return to the workforce four months earlier than conventional two. Year MBA program.
Dual MBAs at Katz
The new Katz Dual Degree MBA / MS programs complement the Katz MBA programs in collaboration with other Pitt schools and allow students to earn two business degrees by completing an MBA with a Katz Master of Science in Finance , Management information systems and marketing combine science or supply chain management. Each two-year program is designed to be completed in 21 months and provide time for a summer internship and an integrated learning experience.
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Major in Law, Criminal Law, and Society
The major in Law, Criminal Justice and Society, offered jointly by the Dietrich School and the College of General Studies, offers students the opportunity to acquire a degree in law and social sciences and to be successful as professionals and lawyers in the justice-oriented professions and organizations serve the diverse and dynamic communities of American society.
Students will examine how the criminal justice system works in the broader context of society and the legal system. The core curriculum promotes understanding and critical analysis of the legal system, criminological theory, criminal justice, criminal law and social inequality. Students also complete six professional skills credits and a final course on ethics in criminal justice.
Major in museum studies
The Institute for Art and Architectural History’s Museum Studies program provides students with a wide range of careers in the cultural and nonprofit fields.
Founded over a decade ago as a one-on-one course, Pitt’s Museum Studies program has grown into an innovative, hands-on major with a minor option that prepares students for success in a range of careers in the cultural sector. Students in this program learn about the history and politics of museology and develop the critical and theoretical tools to grapple with the ethical complexities of collecting and preserving works of art, visual and material culture.
Sports study certificate
The Sport Studies Certificate offers students the opportunity to study, learn and think critically about sport as part of the human experience from multidisciplinary approaches. Students also learn how sport shapes business, politics, world history, health, science and social life.
This 18-credit certificate improves students’ understanding of sports – its development, complexity, and potential – and better prepares them for work in a sports-related field such as sports media, sports for development, coaching, and marketing.
School of education
Two master’s programs at the School of Education will start in the fall:
The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, offered entirely online, is aimed at K-12 teachers who are at an early stage in their careers. The 30-credit program provides advanced training in teaching methods with a special focus on Justice, Literacy, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).
For teachers in Pennsylvania, the program offers three valuable professional qualifications: it meets Act 48 continuing education requirements, provides STEM certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and awards a master’s degree.
The MEd in special education PreK-12 offers people with different academic backgrounds – also outside of education – the opportunity to become special education. The 33-credit program is open to anyone who has a bachelor’s degree. It meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements for all grade levels: preschool kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school. The comprehensive curriculum teaches students how to effectively teach children with disabilities.
STEAM education certificate
The School of Education’s 12-credit STEAM Education Certificate covers teaching design, transdisciplinary approaches to learning, assessment and implementation of the STEAM curriculum. Current Pennsylvania Teacher License holders who complete this asynchronous online program are eligible for STEM endorsement from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program has rolling admissions and students can begin at any time.
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Two new SHRS programs are available this fall:
Accelerated MS in the sports training program
The SHRS undergraduate degree in sports training will switch from a BS to an accelerated Master of Science in sports training from autumn 2021.
Hybrid master’s program in rehabilitation technology
The SHRS program for Master of Rehabilitation Technology is now offered online in a hybrid form. The MRI program trains students to become certified Assistive Technology Professionals who are qualified to fill the approximately 300 open positions for ATPs in the US and thousands more worldwide.
International business law and dispute resolution online certificate of completion
Pitt Law’s International Graduate Certificate Program in International Business Law and Dispute Resolution focuses on the ever-growing area of cross-border business transactions and the disputes that can arise from them. The certificate is aimed at foreign attorneys seeking US Proof of Entitlement and US business professionals and paralegal who work closely with attorneys in international business transactions.
The 10-month accelerated program consists of five 8-week 3-credit courses offered online in an asynchronous mode so that professionals can learn at their own pace.
Social Work School
12-month Advanced Standing Program
The School of Social Work will be offering a 12-month standing program for advanced students from autumn 2021. Qualified students can now earn up to 21 credits – up to 15 class credits and up to six field education credits – for the 60-credit MSW program.
Students with full advanced status can complete their MSW program with a minimum of 39 credits. The full-time enrollment options apply to both 12-month (fall, spring, summer) and 16-month (fall, spring, fall) options.
“Students can complete their bachelor’s and diploma degrees in 5 years. This saves time and tuition, ”said Keith Caldwell, Associate Dean for Student Success. “We know graduate school is a significant commitment and we are pleased that this additional option gives more students the opportunity to achieve their goal of achieving an MSW degree.”
University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg
UPG Special Education Major
Pitt-Greensburg has expanded its educational program to include special education as a major. Starting in autumn 2021, students will be able to earn a full double certification in early childhood and special education by just adding one more semester.
In addition, psychology students can add a specialty education degree with certification in just one additional semester, giving them an edge when working with disabled students in the school setting.
UPG information technology concentrations
Pitt-Greensburg’s information technology program now offers two concentrations. Students can choose between a cybersecurity or an administrative lane.