Office of the Provost

Graduate Studies

Statement on the Travel Ban, June 29, 2018

On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that President Trump’s executive order restricting travel to the United States is constitutional. Here at the University of Pittsburgh, we are committed to an environment of inclusion which fosters global understanding and open exchange of intercultural thought. We are proud that nearly 4,000 of our students, faculty, and staff come from countries outside of the United States. Their global perspectives enrich our University, our city, and our nation immeasurably. That is why we will continue to do everything we can to support our current and future international students and create an open and inclusive environment where everyone is respected. The Office of International Services within our University Center for International Studies stands ready to answer questions and provide guidance to current members of the Pitt community who have questions or concerns about the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The Latest from The Vice Provost:

Office Hours: Monthly office hour for Nathan Urban, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, will resume in the fall. To schedule a time to meet during the summer, contact

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
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Visit the New Graduate Student Resources Website

Recent Events

2018 Graduate Studies Retreat, May 10,2018

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

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