How to Apply

Deadlines and General Application Information

The deadline for applying to the PhD program is January 15, 2021.

Please check this page for updates on when we will be admitting the next MFA class.

We are currently accepting applications for the PhD program for the Fall 2021 Semester. The University of Pittsburgh requires online applications for graduate programs. We recommend that you explore the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies, Graduate section of our site, and the online Graduate Handbook (PDF) when preparing your materials. Before applying, please review the list of required materials for the PhD program.

The University of Pittsburgh requires online applications for graduate programs.

Financial Aid

For application information and deadlines, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

The department offers a number of assistantships and fellowships involving teaching, administrative and technical work, assistance to faculty members, and combined duties. The requirements established by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid must be met in order for students to be eligible for department teaching assistantships (TAs) and teaching fellowships (TFs). All students receiving TAs and TFs, receive a full aid package that includes tuition, health benefits, and a stipend. Doctoral students also are eligible for university fellowships, including the Provost’s Humanities Fellowship and K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship. See the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies for more details.

Note that the university assistantships and fellowships normally provide support for the eight months of the academic year only.

Current stipend rates for Graduate Student Assistants (GSA), Teaching Assistants (TA), and Teaching Fellows (TF)

Contact

For questions or information regarding the application process, please contact:

Josh Oliver
Graduate Student Services Administration
josholiver@pitt.edu

For questions or information regarding the Theatre Arts Graduate Programs, please contact:

Michelle Granshaw
Director of Graduate Studies
mkg31@pitt.edu