University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh
At Katz, we believe two things to be universally true: Business never stops reinventing itself, and neither should you.
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Business never stops reinventing itself, and neither should you. As a global, AACSB-accredited institution, we offer MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, and specialized master’s programs in accounting, business analytics, finance, management, marketing, MIS, and supply chain management that are continually ranked among the world's best by independent publications. Led by our world-renowned faculty, our curriculum incorporates their groundbreaking research, entrepreneurial spirit, and emphasis on experience-based learning. As part of the University of Pittsburgh, our students and faculty enjoy an abundance of opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our leadership network spans the globe: 23,000 Katz alumni live in more than 90 countries. Through our Career Management Center, we build partnerships with leading companies and assist students in realizing their full career potential. We consider the City of Pittsburgh as more than our address; it defines us, as we share its spirit of resiliency and collaboration. Established in 1960, but with history dating to 1907, Katz is the first school to offer a one-year MBA (1963) and among the first to offer an Executive MBA (1972). We believe that success favors the agile, which is why we immerse students in real-world experiences so they graduate ready to build, lead, and contribute immediately.


Looking to develop advanced analytical skills? We offer master's degrees with razor-sharp specializations in rapidly growing business fields. Check out our STEM-designated programs bundling business acumen with business analytics, management information systems, and supply chain management.

Business Analytics 
Management Information Systems 
Marketing Science (formerly Customer Insights) 
Supply Chain Management 

Basic Requirements Students interested in submitting a competitive application should have a 3.0 GPA and at least a 600 on the GMAT exam. International applicants must also have at least a score of 100 on TOEFL or 7 or Higher on the IELTS. No prior work experience or prerequisite courses are required. Questions regarding the application process can be e-mailed to

Application Components

In order to be considered for admission to an MS program, an applicant must submit all of the following items:

Online Application. Create your personal application account where you can start and save your work as needed.

You will also submit the following:

Application fee of $50. Each applicant is required to submit a $50 non-refundable application fee. You are permitted to pay by bank check drawn on a U.S. bank, or by credit card. If paying by check, please make the check payable to the University of Pittsburgh, and mail to: Master's Admissions, 301 Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

If paying by credit card, please follow the instructions for payment which are included in the online application.

Official transcripts. An unofficial copy can be uploaded into the Educational Information section of the online application. The unofficial copy will suffice for the application review process. Once an applicant is admitted to the program, an official copy of the transcript will be requested.

Report of the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results may be accepted, but GMAT scores are preferred. When requesting that scores be sent to the Katz Graduate School of Business, use the appropriate code listed in the chart below. Note: The GMAT is not required for University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students applying to the Katz Master of Science programs. Please view the GMAT waiver policy for additional information.

Two letters of recommendation from persons who have known the applicant in academic or professional capacities (at least one from a faculty member is preferred). Applicants can enter the name and email address of their chosen recommenders in the online application. The recommenders will then receive an automatic e-mail from the online application system, notifying them to complete the letter of recommendation.

International applicants must also submit the following: (a) official academic records accompanied by notarized English translations, including diplomas for degrees earned; (b) test scores in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (required of applicants whose official native language is not English even if English was the medium of instruction in the foreign schools attended by the applicant).

Rolling Admissions Information The Admissions Committee reviews applications for this program on a rolling basis.

To be guaranteed consideration for the program, the Admissions Committee must have received a completed application that includes all required documents.

The application deadlines for the Fall start date are as follows:

pplication Deadline Decision Notification
November 1 January 15
January 1 March 15
March 1 May 15
May 1
*Deadline for domestic and international applicants
June 1
Master of Science Degrees, Out of State (per term), Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Tuition $20,857.00
Professional Development $850.00
Activity Fee $30.00
Wellness Fee $180.00
Computing & Network $175.00
Security & Transportation $90.00
Total Per Term $22,182.00
Est. Total Tuition & Fees (2 Terms) $44,364.00
Cost of Attendance
A Master of Science student's budget, or "cost of attendance", refers to the total amount of educational costs that he or she can expect to incur in a typical year as a Katz student. Educational costs include:
Program tuition
Living expenses
The cost of attendance represents the maximum amount that a student can receive in financial aid, including scholarships, educational loans, or any other grant from a private or government body.  Once your student loan amount has reached the amount of your cost of attendance, you are not eligible for additional educational loans. If you need additional funds, you will need to take out a private loan.
Resources and Information
Merit-Based Scholarships for Full-Time Students
Tuition scholarships provide the primary source of financial assistance for incoming full-time Katz students. These merit-based scholarships are awarded in various dollar amounts and are directly applied to tuition charges.
Katz School scholarships are available to full-time U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and international students. You will receive notification of these awards in your official admission decision letter.
Applicants desiring to be considered for scholarship awards must apply no later than February 1 for the Full-time One-Year, Two-Year and Dual-Degree programs.
Educational Loans for Graduate Students
Once students have gained admission to their program of choice, they can inquire about educational loans through the Admissions Office or by contacting the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Two general types of educational loans exist:
Graduate Stafford Loans
All students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may qualify for a maximum of $20,500 per academic year under the federal Stafford Loan Program. A Graduate Plus loan is available to cover additional expenses incurred during graduate school.
Private Educational Loans
Private educational loans are available through various commercial banks and private lending institutions for educational expenses not covered by Graduate Stafford Loans or scholarship funds. All students, domestic and international, are eligible to apply for private educational loans. International students typically need a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-sign the loan.


Katz students have unparalled access to influential alumni who are engaged, accessible, and far-reaching. Katz alumni actively recruit our students for full-time positions and internships, and can be found at leading companies in practically every industry, in every corner of the world. 

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