Office of the Provost

Graduate Studies

The Graduate Studies staff works with committees of faculty, staff, and graduate students to establish minimum standards and to review and make recommendations on proposals for all new graduate and professional programs.

2018 Graduate Studies Retreat, May 10

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Pitt Competition: April 9, 2018

The Latest from The Vice Provost:

Office Hours: The next monthly office hour for Nathan Urban, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, is on Wednesday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to noon in 801 Cathedral of Learning.

March 21, 2018: March Updates from Nathan Urban

February 23, 2018: February Updates from Nathan Urban

January 10, 2018: Welcome to the Spring Term from Nathan Urban

November 21, 2017: Update on U.S. Tax Reform Legislation from Nathan Urban

October 30, 2017: October Updates from Nathan Urban

September 20, 2017:  September Updates from Nathan Urban with Graduate and Professional Student Government

August 17, 2017: Welcome to a New Academic Year from Nathan Urban

July 17, 2017: Welcome from Nathan Urban - the New Vice Provost for Graduate Studies


Jacob Romanowski, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Walker, Assistant to the Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Nathan Urban, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives
801 Cathedral of Learning

Visit the New Graduate Student Resources Website

Other Resources:

Graduate Student Advocacy Resources
Academic Integrity
Academic Planning Proposal FAQ
Academic Planning Proposals Guidelines
Articulation Agreements
Assessing Student Learning
Assessment Procedures for New Certificate and Degree Programs
Conducting Evaluations of Academic Programs
Doctoral Mentoring Award Guidelines
Elements of Good Academic Advising
Graduate and Professional Bulletin
Graduate Certificates
Graduate Studies
Graduate Student Researcher Policy
ITA English Comprehensibility Testing
Off Campus/Distance Ed Guidelines
Regulations Governing Graduate Study
Research Integrity Policy
Responsible Conduct of Research
TA/TF/GSA Policy
University Council on Graduate Study