Graduate Studies in Education at University of PittsburghThe University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), in western Pennsylvania, was founded in 1787 and is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the nation. U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Pittsburgh School of Education graduate program among its top 30 graduate education programs in the nation. For more than 100 years, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education has been dedicated to preparing students for life-changing careers, whether they desire to be teachers, researchers, public policy experts, administrators or health educators. Ranked 27th by U.S. News and World Report among graduate schools of education, the School of Education (SOE) consists of five academic departments: Administrative and Policy Studies; Health and Physical Activity; Instruction and Learning; Learning Sciences and Policy; and Psychology in Education. Through these departments, the school awards over 50 graduate degrees and offers 12 certificate programs.
Faculty, Research, and OutreachThe School of Education at University of Pittsburgh has 53 full-time faculty members on staff with a 4:1 ratio of doctoral students to full-time faculty members. Faculty members and graduate students are involved in a variety of collaborative research experiences ranging from more basic research to research that is applied to school settings. The SOE also has many partnerships with centers, institutes, and initiatives both on campus and regionally, and has developed some of its own centers, such as the Center for Urban Education (CUE) and the Center for Motivation, to enhance the education of its students and students in the local communities. These include outreach programs such as the Western PA Writing Project and the Educational Leadership Initiative. The tuition-based Falk Laboratory School, affiliated with the SOE, is a K-8 laboratory school that provides faculty members, student interns, practicum students, and researchers with opportunities to develop and support new and innovative practices in education.
Scholarships, Assistantships, FellowshipsThe School of Education offers some departmental aid options to students pursuing advanced degrees. Financial assistance is available to a limited number of graduate students through graduate student assistantships, teaching assistantships, teaching fellowships, graduate student researchers, and tuition remission. In addition to departmental aid, the SOE has numerous scholarships and fellowships available that were established through gifts or grants.
Campus and SurroundingsThe main campus of the University of Pittsburgh is situated on 132 urban acres in Pittsburgh's historic Oakland section. Much of the campus, including its centerpiece 42-story Cathedral of Learning, falls within the Oakland Civic Center and Schenley Farms National Historic District, a park populated with buildings that replicate the city's architectural history. The main campus borders or is within a short walking distance of many recreational, cultural, and educational institutions that also populate the Oakland neighborhood. The campus is directly adjacent to Schenley Plaza, the main branch of the Carnegie Public Library, the Carnegie Museums of Natural History and Art, and the Carnegie Music Hall. The campus is widely recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability and has won multiple Green Star Awards from the Professional Grounds Management Society.
Departments & Programs
Degrees & Awards
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
|Doctoral Degree Exam||GRE|
TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
Tuition & Fees
|Financial award applicants must submit:||FAFSA|
|Types of financial support available||
Scholarship and/or loans
|Black or African American||6.38%|
|White or Caucasian||73%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||Not Reported|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||Not Reported|
|Two or more races||1.79%|
Full-time - 88
Part-time - 136
|Focus of faculty research:||Not reported|
|Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:||15,321,424|