Graduate Admission Deadlines

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, considering 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.

Department Fall Term Funding Deadlines ** Spring 2022 Deadline Fall 2022 Deadline Summer 2022 deadline (beyond funding deadline**) Fall 2023 Deadline (beyond funding deadline**) Spring 2023 Deadline (beyond funding deadline**) Contact
Bioengineering December 1* International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 Department's admissions page
           
Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email inquiries to PhD/Research: bioegradadmin@pitt.edu
          MS MPE: msmpe@pitt.edu
          MS NE: msne@pitt.edu
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering January 1* International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 Department’s admissions page
           
Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email: ril3@pitt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering January 15* International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 Department’s admissions page
           
Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email: ceegrad@pitt.edu
Electrical and Computer Engineering February 1* International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 Department’s admissions page
           
Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email: mhc27@pitt.edu
Industrial Engineering  January 31* International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 Department’s admissions page
           
Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email: gradie@pitt.edu
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science January 15* International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 Department’s admissions page
             
(Includes Nuclear Engineering) Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email: mjm116@pitt.edu
MCSI's MS in Sustainable Engineering Contact for Info International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2021 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2022 International VISA Seeking: February 15, 2022 International VISA Seeking: April 1, 2023 International VISA Seeking: October 15, 2022 MCSI's website
           
Domestic Students: November 15, 2021 Domestic Students: July 1, 2022 Domestic Students: April 1, 2022 Domestic Students: July 1, 2023 Domestic Students: November 15, 2022 Email: davidsanchez@pitt.edu.
Pitt2Pitt 1-Aug 15-Oct-21 1-Apr-22 15-Feb-22 1-Apr-23 15-Oct-22 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</a> Contact for Info Students applying to the MBA/Master of Science in Engineering program should refer to this website 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. 

** In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, we have become flexible with our deadlines. For domestic students who do not meet the listed deadlines, one should contact their program department's faculty directly for specific guidance of how to proceed. Please see the contacts for each department in the table above. However, international students must submit their application by their program's deadline to assure their international student paperwork is processed in time. Thank you and please contact Stephanie Opalinski with any questions.