Admission and Funding

Your journey to becoming a changemaker begins here.

Your journey to becoming a changemaker begins here. Your journey to becoming a changemaker begins here.

Turn your passion into public service.

As one of the oldest and most respected schools of its kind in the country, GSPIA enrolls talented students from around the world. Admission is competitive. Our admissions committee reviews each application carefully and holistically, considering personal, professional, and academic factors in its decisions.

For most programs, you have two opportunities to apply to GSPIA each year. You may begin any master’s degree program in either the fall term or the spring term. Doctoral program applications are for the fall term only. Applications to the MPPM and non-degree programs are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Tuition and Fees

Get a clear understanding of tuition and fees for upcoming terms, as well as what to expect for online programs.

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Awards and Financing

  • Two kinds of school-based awards are available to help fund your GSPIA experience. One is granted at the point of admission; the second may be given to current students throughout the year as funding is available.

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  • Several university-based awards are offered and available to all GSPIA students. Learn more about each award and its specific eligibility criteria.

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  • Four years of funding is provided for most students who are accepted into the doctoral program. Learn more about requirements, renewals, and other details.

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  • When it comes to outside scholarships, fellowships, and other sources of funding, you have many options. Explore below and see what might be possible for you.

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Loan Information

Visit Us

The best way to determine whether GSPIA is right for you is to see it for yourself. We’d love to have you come to campus, where you can meet one-on-one with a counselor, tour classrooms and facilities, and speak with current students.

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How to Apply

Ready to join us? Find out about the information we’ll need from you, or submit your application today.

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Contact a Student

Our student ambassadors can share their experiences with you about life at GSPIA, as well as courses, activities, Pittsburgh, and more. Think of them as new friends who can help answer your questions from a student perspective.

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