University of Pittsburgh

Admissions and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Graduate students enrolled in PhD programs receive a stipend, full tuition remission, and individual health insurance (with an option to purchase additional family coverage). The stipend is competitive ($28,500 for the 2016-2017 academic year) and given Pittsburgh's affordable cost of living, allows students to live comfortably. In addition, a $2,000 educational enrichment account is provided to each first-year PhD student for the purchase of books, computers, and other education-related expenses.

Detailed information about the costs of Masters and Certificate programs can be found on individual program websites and by directly contacting those programs.


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Associate Dean, Dr. Horn

Students choose PITT graduate programs because we offer outstanding opportunities to advance the frontiers of biomedical science and health care.”
John P. Horn, PhD
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