Applications for Graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh must be submitted online via GradCas.  

In an effort to reduce financial barriers to attending graduate school, the Kenneth P. Dietrich Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers application fee waivers. Please note that fee waivers are approved on a case-by-case basis and not all fee waiver requests will be granted.  All requests received will be reviewed and responded to within 48 hours during normal business hours: Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST.  To be considered for a fee waiver, please complete the following fee waiver survey for review.

The priority deadline for Fall 2023 admissions will be January 15 – FOR FRENCH. 

The priority deadline for Fall 2023 admissions will be February 1 – FOR ITALIAN.

Applications can be accepted after these dates but may not be prioritized. 

Begin the Process

Please consult the following guidelines regarding specific items required by the French and Italian programs. Please note that GRE scores are not part of our application process.

for admissions:

Letters of recommendation can be submitted online via Grad Cas.

Non-U.S. Citizens

Upon learning of your decision to our offer, we will forward your information to the Office of International Services (OIS).  At that point, you will be contacted by OIS directly on how to submit your financial documentation.  More information regarding OIS's financial requirements can be found here. Becoming familiar with this document will expedite the process for visa documents, once admitted.


All applicants to the graduate program are considered for departmental funding as teaching assistants or for Arts and Sciences fellowships. There is no separate application for such funding.

For more information about graduate funding for programs in French, please visit this page.

Current Dietrich School TA/TF Stipends