Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Admission Deadlines
Graduate Admissions

Applicants to the Swanson School of Engineering should contact their Department directly with questions surrounding deadlines.

Depending on your selected program, the deadlines differ by department and term. Applications to the Swanson School of Engineering are accepted on a modified rolling basis for many departments. Each department has varying funding deadlines and are especially important for international students seeking visas, as the university requires an ample amount of time to process your application for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Applications are reviewed only once they include all application materials. Application components which are frequently overlooked include: application fee, complete transcripts, and letters of recommendation. 

Please see the department links below for more information concerning your department and for the most up to date financial aid and term deadlines.

SPRING 2021 APPLICANTS: The deadline for international VISA-seeking applicants has passed. Domestic-based students (Includes: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or any non-VISA seeking applicants) may apply until November 15thPitt2Pitt and EAGr applicants for Spring 2021 may apply until December 1. For more information on this year’s deadlines please contact Stephanie Opalinski at stephanie.opalinski@pitt.edu

Department Fall Term Funding Deadlines Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Contact

Bioengineering

December 1*

 

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021

Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

Department's admissions page

Email inquiries to PhD/Research: ngm8@pitt.edu
MS MPE: msmpe@pitt.edu 
MS NE: msne@pitt.edu

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

January 1* 

 

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

Department’s admissions page

Email: ril3@pitt.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering

January 15* 

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021

Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

Department’s admissions page

Email: ceegrad@pitt.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

February 1* 

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021

Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

Department’s admissions page

Email: ecegrad@pitt.edu

Industrial Engineering

January 31* 

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021

Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

Department’s admissions page

Email: gradie@pitt.edu

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

(Includes Nuclear Engineering)

January 15*

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021

Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

Department’s admissions page

Email coming soon

MCSI's MS in Sustainable Engineering

Contact for Info 

International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2021
Domestic Students: April 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2021

Domestic Students: July 1, 2021

International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 

Domestic Students: November 15, 2021

MCSI's website

Email: davidsanchez@pitt.edu.

Pitt2Pitt

August 1

February 15, 2021

April 1, 2021 

October 15, 2021 

Pitt2Pitt Page

Email: sto24@pitt.edu

MD-PhD Program

Contact for Info

Students must first be accepted into the MD-PhD program at UPMC, refer to this website for details. The PhD component of this degree program may be completed in any of the PhD disciplines in the Swanson School.

MBA-MSE Program

Contact for Info

Students applying to the MBA/Master of Science in Engineering program should refer to this w ebsite for details.

DPT-PhD Program

Contact for Info 

Please contact Dr. Patrick Sparto before applying for more information. Applications need to be submitted through the PT Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) by December 1 and will be reviewed by both departments. Students must meet admission requirements of both programs. See this website for more details.       

*Applications submitted after the 'financial aid' consideration deadline through fall term deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis but we encourage all students seeking funding/financial aid to submit their applications following the 'financial aid' deadlines. Admission to the graduate program does not imply the granting of financial aid. This is done separately, and an applicant interested in applying for financial aid should indicate so when completing the online application.