Graduate & Professional



Applications for admission to graduate study are processed by Pitt's 14 graduate and professional schools, not by a central admissions office. Financial awards, including graduate student researcher (GSR) positions, teaching fellowships (TFs), teaching assistantships (TAs), graduate student assistantships (GSAs), and other fellowships, are awarded by individual schools or programs, typically as part of an admission offer. Questions about applications, admission criteria (including English proficiency), curriculum, and financial awards should be addressed to the specific school or program.


International Students

International students should contact their program directly for admission requirements. Programs may require admitted international students to take additional English-language testing from our English Language Institute. Once an international student is admitted, the Office of International Services will help the student adjust to Pitt, including offering advice for relocating and housing. Many international-student organizations help connect new international students to the University community.



Resources for Success

Beyond ensuring high-quality academic programming, Pitt provides the resources to help our graduate and professional students succeed and engage in the University community. From high-quality health insurance for students holding academic appointments to GPSG-coordinated student representation on University-wide committees, Pitt students can utilize a variety of campus and school resources.


Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Each August, the Graduate and Professional Student Orientation welcomes new graduate-level students from all of Pitt's 14 schools. The event provides opportunities for incoming students to meet University leaders, learn about resources to support their academic and non-academic needs, discover student organizations dedicated to helping grads get involved in campus life, and meet grads from around campus.

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Year of Creativity

Creativity unites all of Pitt's intellectual and artistic endeavors, from neuroscience to sculpture, from legal scholarship to computer science, and from music to pharmacogenomics. No single virtue better describes what humans do best than creativity. The University's Year of Creativity aims to encourage the creative spark in all of us.