Applicants to the following terms: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 should consider the GRE an optional submission. If an applicant has already taken the GRE and believes their score demonstrates outstanding academic ability,
beneficial to portraying you as a wholistic student and applicant, you may submit-- but it is optional. The GRE scores will not be considered as part of our admissions criteria for these application cycles. For students applying to terms after those
listed above, please check back in the future for updates, as the Swanson School is still evaluating whether waiving the GRE will be permanent.A recent graduate of an ABET-accredited engineering program will be granted admission on
the basis of his/her undergraduate academic record. Typically an applicant should have earned a B average (cumulative quality point average of 3.0/4.0) or better. Applicants should check each program's specific requirements.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be considered on an individual basis with strong emphasis given to academic promise, career orientation, work experience, and preparation in engineering and related disciplines. In some cases,
applicants may be admitted provisionally until certain deficiencies in either coursework or academic achievement are satisfied.
*For any questions related to Swanson's admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact our graduate team.**
Applicants must have their reference letters submitted electronically as part of the online admissions application process. Each department and program has a specific number of letters of reference, which can be found below.
****All departments require a MINIMUM of 2 letters of reference, but many programs have their own requirements. If your program is not listed here, the program requires 2 letters of reference. ****
Internationals 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 OR any other English
Find out how scholarships, fellowships, traineeships, and grants can help pay for education excellence:
**To be fully considered for funding from our departments, please visit the website above for specific deadline information. Questions related to funding and deadlines, see last column on that page for contact information.
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.