Inside GSPIA, there are many rich and diverse opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development. In our close-knit community, you’ll cultivate meaningful relationships and have the chance to study with some of the top experts in your field.

Outside GSPIA, the city of Pittsburgh is a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape in the midst of a cultural renaissance. The Steel City is consistently ranked as one of the top places in the nation to live, work, and visit.


Explore student life.

Learn more about the opportunities waiting for you at GSPIA — from student organizations to enrich your experience to student services to support you on your journey to graduation. 

  • Student Cabinet

    Cabinet is an opportunity for you to lead the student body and strengthen the GSPIA community.

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  • Pitt Policy Journal

    Our student-led journal presenting research on relevant policy issues written by GSPIA students.

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  • Students of Color Alliance (SOCA)

    A student group creating a supportive space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and allies.

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  • Fund for Student Initiatives

    The Fund for Student Initiatives supports GSPIA student-led organizations.

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  • Offices and Support

    Our Offices of Student, Career, and International Services offer support to current students.

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  • Graduate and PhD Resources

    Explore the resources available to help you with your graduate and PhD studies.

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  • Veterans Resources

    We offer many support services to veterans and their families.

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With 90 unique neighborhoods, the Steel City has something for everyone. Pittsburgh is a living laboratory for public service and a compact, friendly, and explorable urban landscape. Every year, Pittsburgh is recognized for its livability, innovation, vibrancy, culture, and contributions to the world. 


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