Applications for admission are encouraged from all persons with a genuine interest in advanced engineering study. Each application will be judged on its own merits.
Fall 2020 applicants:To get started on your electronic application, you must create an account. You will receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and will be requested to create a password. It is not necessary to complete the application in one session. Save your work before exiting. When you return, you will need to enter your PIN and password. You will not be permitted to submit a partially completed application. When you are ready to submit you will have an opportunity to print a copy of your completed application for your records. Your application will be transmitted through a secure server and is kept confidential.
All other applicants:Moving forward, the Swanson School will be using the Engineering CAS application system. If you would like to apply to begin in Spring 2021 you can do so here. If you are interested in a term beyond Spring 2021, please visit this page.
applicants must submit one of the following English language proficiency exams
with their application, except for those who have recently received a degree
from a regionally accredited institution in the United States of any other
English speaking country:
Please do NOT send hard copies of materials that have been submitted electronically. Original documents are NOT required until you are admitted and decide to attend the University of Pittsburgh.
Students must first be accepted into the MD/PhD Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Prospective students must apply individually to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and complete the MSTP online application. The criteria for acceptance to the MSTP include an outstanding academic record and letters of recommendation, positive personal interviews, and significant prior research experience. Admission to the MSTP is competitive, as is admission to graduate school, with students applying to the PhD programs of their choice after the first year of medical school.
Interested applicants may contact Aaron Batista, PhD.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – PhD in Bioengineering program combines the entry-level DPT leading to licensure as a physical therapist, with a PhD in Bioengineering that will prepare the student to become an independent researcher. The program will integrate clinical and research experiences, with students receiving mentorship from faculty in the departments of Physical Therapy and Bioengineering. Students should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or engineering-related discipline, with a strong interest in physical therapy.