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University of Pittsburgh

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Graduate School of Public and International Affairs is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public and International Affairs/Master of Social Work (MPIA/MSW)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public and International Affairs (JD/MPIA)
Master of Science in Information Science/Master of Public Administration (MSIS/MPA)
Master of International Development/Master of Social Work (MID/MSW)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Public Health/Master of Public Affairs (MPH/MPA)
Master of Public Health/Master of Public and International Affairs (MPH/MPIA)
Master of Science in Information Science/Master of Public and International Affairs (MSIS/MPIA)
Master of International Development/Master of Public Health (MID/MPH)
Master of International Development/Master of Science in Information Science (MID/MSIS)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Affairs (MSW/MPA)
Master of International Development/Juris Doctor (MID/JD)
Master of International Development/Master of Public and International Affairs (MID/MPIA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public and International Affairs (MBA/MPIA)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work (MPA/MSW)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Public and International Affairs (MPA/MPIA)
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Master of International Development (MID)
Master of Public Affairs/Master of International Development (MPA/MID)
Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA)
Master of International Development/Master of Business Administration (MID/MBA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 175
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or GMAT
Thesis Optional
Capstone seminar
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or GMAT
Thesis Required
Mid-term evaluation, preliminary exam, annual review

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

597
Applied
471
Accepted
158
Enrolled
79%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st August 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements Two letters of recommendation, resume, undergraduate transcripts, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or GMAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Two letters of recommendation, resume, personal statements, undergraduate transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

434
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.61%
Black or African American 5.3%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0.69%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 14
Male (28)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Security and intelligence studies, public and nonprofit management, governance and international public management, urban affairs and planning, policy research and analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,557,053

Location & Contact

Address 3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. John Keeler
Dean
Email: gspia@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-648-7605
Fax: 412-648-7601

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