How to apply

Apply Online

Applications for graduate study must be completed and submitted entirely online. You will be asked to set up a free account with the ApplyYourself Application Network, which enables you to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you submit your application.

We require you to upload copies of your undergraduate/graduate transcripts to ApplyYourself. We do not need official transcripts unless you are admitted.

We require at least three letters of recommendation, two of these must be from Professors (preferable with PhD's), especially if you are applying for a PhD degree. ALL LETTERS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. No paper recommendation letters will be accepted.

Your application will be available for review by the department once all the evaluator's letters are submitted and all the transcripts are uploaded.

We do require the GRE general exam although we do not have a minimum score requirement

The required minimum TOEFL score of 90 (with at least a score of 22 in each of the four sections of speaking, listening, reading and writing) will be required for applicants.  The required minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of its four sections) will be required for applicants. If you do not meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores, your application will not be considered for admission.

For material that must be sent to the department directly (such as GRE and TOEFL scores) our institution code is: 2927. A department code is no longer required.

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Deadlines

  • January 15: Fall admission. All application materials, including TOEFL and GRE results, must be received in the admissions office by February 28. International students cannot be admitted if materials are not received by the deadline.
  • September 15: Spring admission. All application materials, including TOEFL and GRE results, must be received in the admissions office by September 15.  International students cannot be admitted if materials are not received by the deadline.

Non-U.S. Citizens

Non-U.S. citizens applying to the graduate program will need the International Graduate Student Supplemental Application Packet if admitted.  This will be e-mailed to you for completion if you are admitted.

Application Status and Inquiries

E-mail inquiries about Pitt's graduate programs may be sent to cs-admissions@cs.pitt.edu.