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Pitt2Pitt – Continue to Hail to Pitt & Advance your career through an MS in Engineering

Pitt2Pitt (P2P) is a new scholarship program for April, August, and December 2020 Pitt graduates. Through the Pitt2Pitt program, Pitt is offering streamlined admissions and $2,500 (in-state) or $5,000 (out-of-state) scholarships for nearly 40 graduate and professional programs in a broad set of areas and on a first-come-first-served basis for qualifying students. More specifically, the Swanson School of Engineering has 11 participating MS Engineering Programs. The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 is December 1st, meaning you can still apply to begin your graduate coursework this spring. The University is currently evaluating whether Pitt2Pitt will be extended for terms beyond Spring 2021, check back soon for updates.

Qualifications to receive P2P Scholarship:

  • Earned your undergraduate degree from Pitt (Graduates from Regional Campuses ARE eligible)
  • Graduated from your undergraduate degree in April, August, or December 2020
  • 3.5 GPA* guaranteed, anything below 3.25 will be evaluated on a case by case basis to qualify for MS programs in Engineering and meet undergraduate major/prerequisite requirements.
  • You do NOT need to have a BS in Engineering to be eligible to apply for an MS in Engineering. Learn more here.

    *UPDATE OCTOBER 2020: The University is currently reviewing the Spring 2021 application requirements for P2P. Students should note the GPA change of a 3.5 guarantee and anything below 3.25 will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please check this page soon for additional updates.

Apply to Pitt2Pitt HERE – Once you submit your application, the P2P scholarship form will appear. If you do not complete the scholarship form, you will not be eligible for P2P scholarship funds. EAGr students will automatically be considered for Pitt2Pitt.
 
In addition, the Swanson School of Engineering will be supplementing Pitt2Pitt students’ aid with additional scholarship funds, allowing a student to complete their MS program at the prevailing undergraduate tuition rate (2 terms of aid maximum).

The Swanson Supplementary Funding has slightly more flexible application requirements so if you are a student with a cumulative GPA close to a 3.5 but not quite a 3.5 OR a student whose academic trajectory overtime has been on the climb, you can still qualify for funding through Swanson; however, you are ineligible for the Pitt2Pitt scholarship. Applicants for this Swanson’s Supplementary Scholarship can apply using this link. After completing the application, the link to the Pitt2Pitt application form will appear-- those applying only for the Swanson Supplemental Scholarship should not fill out that Pitt2Pitt form.
 
Students who receive this Provost and Swanson Scholarship must be full-time students during their MS program.
Please direct questions to Stephanie Opalinski via sto24@pitt.edu.

PARTICIPATING MS ENGINEERING PROGRAMS:

  • Professional MS in Chemical Engineering (+Bridging Program)
  • Professional MS in Industrial Engineering
  • Professional MS in Sustainable Engineering
  • Professional MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Construction Management Focus
  • Professional MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Environmental Engineering Focus
  • Professional MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Sustainable Engineering Focus

 

  • Professional MS in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering Focus
  • Professional MS in Bioengineering - Neural Engineering Focus
  • Professional MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professional MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional MS in Materials Science
  • Professional MS in Nuclear Engineering


For more information on Swanson’s participating programs please see here. For information about additional Pitt2Pitt programs see here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible students should have a 3.50/4.00 or higher. The University is currently reviewing the Spring 2021 application requirements for P2P, and will provide more guidance soon. 

At this time, the Pitt2Pitt scholarship is only open to those applicants with a 3.5 or higher. The University is reviewing this policy for applicants to the Spring 2021 term, and an update will be provided soon.

Additionally, if you are a student with a GPA close to the 3.5 requirement, you may still qualify for the Swanson Supplementary Funds discussed above.

The GRE may be a strong supporting document as part of your application review if you’ve taken it and scored well; however, the P2P application process through SSoE does not require the GRE for our Professional MS programs.

Yes – as of just recently Pitt has expanded the program from only April 2020 graduates to August and December 2020 graduates as well. If you’ve graduated in another term, there is not flexibility at this time but we will share updates as the program progresses. For more information follow our social media pages to keep up to date where we will share real time updates:

Pitt2Pitt is for our recent undergraduate graduates. At this time, recent master’s graduates interested in an additional master’s program are ineligible to apply for P2P but welcome to apply via our traditional application routes. Select departments and programs do offer additional funding to applicants. You can find our traditional graduate application here.

At this time, the joint MBA-MSE program is not participating in P2P.

Students pursuing a professional MS degree through the Swanson School of Engineering who qualify for P2P and the Swanson Supplementary scholarship can expect to pay the undergraduate tuition rate for your MS program (2 terms of aid maximum). Students who receive this Provost and Swanson Scholarship must be full-time students during their MS program.

Students who receive the Provost’s Pitt2Pitt and Swanson Supplemental Scholarship must be full-time students during the MS program and the scholarship will not exceed 2 academic terms. Should a scholarship awardee take longer than 2 terms or want to complete additional coursework or research, they will be given the graduate tuition rate.

The expedited application requires:

  • Demographic Information
  • Academic Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE is not required
  • Deadline to apply for Spring 2021: NOVEMBER 15 SEATS and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LIMITED

We are reviewing and processing applications as they are submitted. You should expect to receive an ‘unofficial’ decision letter from your Department of interest following your application. As we are working to finalize the logistics of scholarship funds, you will receive an official decision letter with funding information.