University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admissions Procedures

Before submitting an application, we encourage you to explore our programs and degrees as well as your possible career options to choose the option that's best for you.

If you have questions during the application process, please feel free to contact Admissions and Enrollment Services for help. You are also welcome to contact program faculty for specific degree programs. For those ready to apply to graduate school, click our Online Application for Admission to begin the process. Note that some programs within the school require a transcript review to ensure you have all the necessary prerequisites. Please see our online transcript review site to see if your program requires this information.

Admission to Programs Requiring Internships and Externships

Please note that certain programs and/or classes may require that you complete an internship, externship, field placement, and/or student teaching assignment at a facility(ies) external to the University, and such facility(ies) will or may require a criminal background check, an Act 33/34 Clearance, and perhaps a drug screen to determine whether you are qualified to participate in the program and/or class. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Student Procedures for Admission


Graduate Admissions

Online Application for Admission
Graduate Student Procedures for Admission
Offline Letter of Recommendation Form (3 letters of recommendation are required)
Documentation of 30 hours of Education Related Experience (required for MAT and MOSAIC applicants only)

International Student Admissions

Online Application for Admission
International Graduate Student Financial Information
International Student Procedures for Admission
Offline Letter of Recommendation Form (3 letters of recommendation are required)
Deadlines for visa document (Form I-20 or DS-2019) issuance for incoming international students:
  • Fall - June 15
  • Spring - October 1
  • Summer - March 1
Visit your My.Pitt to learn the status of your application often. Feel free to contact your Graduate Enrollment Manager at any point in the application process if questions should arise. 


Students in the School of Education who have not been enrolled for a 12-month period must apply for reinstatement. Please contact Paula Owens at the Admissions and Enrollment Office at 412-648-1499 or for assistance. She will work with you to determine what will be required, as requirements may vary based upon your specific program and length of absence.

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