Admissions

How to Apply

Application Deadline January 15, 2021

To get started on your electronic application, you must create an account (links given below). 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 applicants (domestic and international) must provide:

  • A statement of purpose that addresses your specific interests and/or expertise in the field you wish to study, and describes as specifically as possible the area of research you wish to pursue.
  • Transcripts for all college-level institutions attended.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores including any subject examinations.
  • If applying through the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, please click here
  • If applying through the Swanson School of Engineering, please click here
  • If applying through the School of Computing and Information, please click here

All application materials should be received by January 15, 2021  to guarantee full consideration for admission to the fall term of 2021. Late applications will be considered as space permits.

All application materials must be uploaded to your application before submission.  Please contact the administrator for the school to which you are applying if you have any difficulties.

Additional Requirements For International Applicants

Please provide all of the above plus:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test scores. The minimum TOEFL score of 100 (with at least a score of 22 in all of the four sections of speaking, listening, reading, and writing), the required minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of its four sections), or the required minimum Duolingo score of 120.  Please submit your scores officially in order for them to be considered received.

TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the university.  A PDF copy of the score report can be uploaded to your application under “Additional Information” or emailed to the graduate administrator to be attached to your application as an unofficial copy until your official scores are received.

IELTS report will need to be mailed to the university.  Please mail it to the graduate administrator at the address listed below.

Duolingo scores must be shared by uploading a PDF copy of the score report to your application under “Additional Information” or emailing a copy to the graduate administrator to be attached to your application.

  • Application fee – $75

Contact Information:

  • If applying through the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences:
Christie Hay
Computational Modeling and Simulation Program
239 Chevron Science Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-8501
FAX: (412) 624-8611
E-mail: cmspadm@pitt.edu 
  • If applying through the Swanson School of Engineering:
Jamie Radocay
151 Benedum Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone: (412) 624-9803
FAX: (412) 624-9808
E-mail: jradocay@pitt.edu
  • If applying through the School of Computing and Information:
Keena Walker
6117 Sennott Square
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: (412) 624-8495
FAX: (412) 624-8845
E-mail: keena@cs.pitt.edu
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