Financial Support

Doctoral students are supported in years 1 and 2 by research-based Graduate Student Assistantships (GSAs), and in years 3 and 4 by Teaching Assistantships (TAs). Exceptional students with post master’s teaching experience and who have defended their overview may apply for our Teaching Fellowship (TFs). Both GSAs and TA/TFs provide tuition remission and stipends for the fall, spring, and summer terms. There is a 20-hour-per-week work requirement for both the GSR and TA appointments.

A student receives GSA or TA support for four years as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward their doctoral degree. If a fifth year is required, it is usually supported by adjunct teaching. Students are also encouraged to apply for pre-doctoral research traineeships and other awards.

In addition to the above, we offer some support for conference travel after the first year.

To request information , contact the Office of Admissions:

University of Pittsburgh
School of Social Work
Office of Admissions
2104 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-624-6302
E-mail: SSWPhDAdmissions@pitt.edu

The doctoral program is strongly committed to a policy of equal educational opportunity for people of all races, creeds, and ethnic origins.