Program in Security and Intelligence Studies Master of Public and International Affairs Program University of Pittsburgh

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Security And Intelligence Studies (MPIA).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Thesis Optional, Internship, Capstone Seminar.
Degree Program Information:
Part-Time And Evening/Weekend Programs Available.


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE General Test, 3 Letters Of Recommendation, Resume, Minimum GPA Of 3.2. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL (Minimum Score 550 Paper-Based; 213 Computer-Based; 80 Ibt), TWE (Minimum Score 4.5); Recommended&Mdash;IELTS (Minimum Score 7).
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 3/1 For Domestic Students, 1/15 For International Students; For Spring Admission, 11/1 For Domestic Students, 8/1 For International Students.
Application Fee:
Student Statistics:
Average Age 25. 120 Applicants, 86% Accepted, 42 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
79 Full-Time (26 Women), 10 Part-Time (3 Women); Includes 6 Minority (4 African Americans, 1 Asian American Or Pacific Islander, 1 Hispanic American), 1 International.


34 Full-Time (10 Women), 18 Part-Time/Adjunct (6 Women).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
In 2008&Ndash;09, 41 Students Received Support, Including 41 Fellowships (Averaging $8,280 Per Year); Career-Related Internships Or Fieldwork, Institutionally Sponsored Loans, Scholarships/Grants, And Unspecified Assistantships Also Available. Financial Award Application Deadline: 2/1.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Martin Staniland
Director, International Affairs and International Development Divisions
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7656
Fax: 412-648-2605

Contact Info
Jessica L. Hatherill
Associate Director of Student Services
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7640
Fax: 412-648-7641

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