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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.

***UPDATE JULY 2020: In light of current events, we are allowing more flexibility with our fall and spring deadlines for MS applicants. PhD applicants should contact their department of interest for more guidance. The August 1 Fall Term deadline listed below applies to domestic students. The deadline for domestic-based students (students from or currently residing in the United States) is much more flexible and you can still apply for an MS program for Fall 2020 start if admitted. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information on this year’s deadlines please contact Stephanie Opalinski at stephanie.opalinski@pitt.edu. DATES ARE CURRENT AS OF 7/1/20.

Department Application Submission Fall Term Funding Consideration Deadline

Bioengineering

PhD and Research MS applicants apply by Dec. 1.  

Students applying for the MS in Medical Product Engineering should follow these deadlines: March 15 (international applicants), August 1 (U.S. applicants)

Please visit the department's admissions page for more information or contact ngm8@pitt.edu (PhD/Research) or eeschuetz@pitt.edu (MS MPE).

DPT-PhD Students: 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.  

December 1*

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Fall term***: SEE "UPDATE JUNE 2020" ABOVE

Spring term: October 15

Summer term: February 1

Please visit the department’s admissions page for more information or contact ril3@pitt.edu.

January 1*

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Fall term***: SEE "UPDATE JUNE 2020" ABOVE

Spring term: October 15

Summer term: February 1

Please visit the department’s admissions page for more information or contact ceegrad@pitt.edu.

January 15*

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fall term***: SEE "UPDATE JUNE 2020" ABOVE

Spring term: October 15

Summer term: April 1 (US students only)

Please visit the department’s admissions page for more information or contact ecegrad@pitt.edu.

February 1*

Industrial Engineering**

Fall term***: SEE "UPDATE JUNE 2020" ABOVE

Spring term: Ongoing

Summer term: Ongoing

Please see the department’s admissions page for more information or contact gradie@pitt.edu.

January 31*


Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

(Includes Nuclear Engineering)

Fall term***: SEE "UPDATE JUNE 2020" ABOVE

Spring term: October 15

Summer term: November 15

Please visit the department’s admissions page for more information or contact cac90@pitt.edu.

January 15*

MCSI's MS in Sustainable Engineering

Fall term***: SEE "UPDATE JUNE 2020" ABOVE

Spring term: October 15

Summer term: February 1

Please visit the department's web page for more information or contact davidsanchez@pitt.edu.

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MD-PhD Program

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.

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MBA-MSE Program

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

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Pitt2Pitt

Students applying to a Pitt2Pitt MS program for Fall 2020 should apply no later than August 1, 2020.

August 1

*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. 

**MS Applicants to IE are accepted on an ongoing basis. For fall term it is suggested that U.S. students apply no later than July 15, and international students no later than April 15.