University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
From research achievements to the quality of its academic programs, the University of Pittsburgh ranks among the best in higher education. Faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.



Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.


  • The University of Pittsburgh offers numerous undergraduate majors. Those majors are listed below, along with the degree conferred and the school or college offering the major. Majors in which a minor is also available are marked with an asterisk. See the individual school’s or college’s section of this bulletin for specific major and degree requirements.
  • Applications for admission to graduate study are processed by the University's 14 graduate and professional schools, not by a central admissions office. Questions about application forms and deadlines, admission criteria, and programs of study should be addressed to the specific school or program.


With 16 schools, thriving multidisciplinary centers, and close ties to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pitt research reaches across disciplines. Pitt researchers also collaborate with colleagues from 80-plus other universities—including nearby Carnegie Mellon University—and corporate partners near Pitt's urban campus. The following are multidisciplinary research areas where Pitt is a current or emerging leader.

  • Aging
  • Bioengineering
  • Computer Modeling
  • Drug Discovery
  • Energy
  • Global Health
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Nanoscience
  • National Preparedness
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Translational Medicine


The Office of Career Services offers personalized services to assist students in securing rewarding internships, jobs, and other professional opportunities. A broad range of services and resources are available to current students and alumni.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (18)
Education & Training (15)
Humanities (14)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (14)
Social Sciences (11)
Business & Management (8)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Law (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (1)


Student services

OIS, as it is commonly known, is the University’s immigration specialist, serving all campuses and the 4500 international students, scholars, staff, and faculty that call Pitt their academic home. Our chief job is to make sure the immigration issues are handled smoothly, quickly and correctly. By doing this well, we sincerely hope that the University’s academic and research missions, and the global networks that support them, will continue to thrive and its international students, scholars, staff and faculty will be less burdened and better able to pursue their dreams.

Housing services

Whatever your preference, you'll find comfort and convenience in your home away from home. We offer a wide-range of housing types to suit your lifestyle during your tenure as an undergraduate on-campus resident. Our housing environment is rich with amenities such as online network access, e-mail kiosks, study and recreation lounges, fitness centers, coffee carts, and special living communities.

Library services

The mission of the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh is to provide and promote access to information resources necessary for the achievement of the University's leadership objectives in teaching, learning, research, creativity, and community service, and to collaborate in the development of effective information, teaching, and learning systems.

ICT services

More than 160 software packages are available to students at little or no cost. Most software can be downloaded at no cost from the Software Download Service at My Pitt including Microsoft Office. Some software is available for purchase at discounted prices at the Technology Services Desk at the University Store on Fifth.

Medical services

  • Routine physical examinations, including age-appropriate screening and counseling
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Evaluation of male sexual problems, such as impotence
  • Testicular and skin cancer screeningVaccinations including HPV
  • Evaluation and management of dermatologic complaints, including hair loss and acne
  • Specialized care for men who have sex with men

Student Life

Sports facilities

Pitt's 19 varsity teams compete at the highest level of U.S. collegiate athletics. In addition to traditionally fielding competitive football and men's basketball teams, Pitt has produced dominant squads in baseball, women's basketball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, volleyball, and wrestling.


The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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