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 14 of our schools to Pitt. The event typically includes featured speakers and a resource fair involving more than 40 Pitt offices and student organizations dedicated to helping graduate students get involved in campus life and to providing support that allows students to focus on their studies.

Year of PittGlobal

The University has designated this academic year as the Year of PittGlobal. Throughout the year, special programming and learning opportunities will be offered to integrate local and international perspectives that advance new knowledge and ground-breaking innovation while fostering cultural awareness, worldwide partnerships, and life-changing research.