Graduation & Diplomas

Watch December 2020 Graduation

Program for December 2020 Graduation: Flipbook or PDF

Diplomas & Transcripts

  • Applying for Graduation

    • Graduation is not an automatic process.  All students who are eligible for graduation need to apply for graduation through their Dean’s Office.

    • Graduation applications can be found online.

    • Please submit a completed curriculum guide for your area of specialization with your graduation application (Direct Practice or COSA)

    • The deadline for submitting applications for Spring (May) 2021 graduation is January 22, 2021. 

    • Applications for graduation as well as signed, completed curriculum guides must be emailed to sswgrads@pitt.edu 

  • Diplomas

    • Diplomas will be mailed out at no charge approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of your term of graduation.

    • Allow 30 days from the advertised ship date to consider the diploma lost for domestic mail, 90 days for international delivery.

    • To declare a diploma lost, please contact graduation@registrar.pitt.edu.

  • Transcripts and Enrollment Verifications

  • Education Verification

    • If you are applying for social work licensure (LSW, LMSW) prior to graduation you will need to have an Education Verification form completed by the School of Social Work Recorder. Please contact Keith Caldwell at kjc45@pitt.edu.

Commencement & Afternoon of Recognition

The School of Social Work Afternoon of Recognition is our commencement event for BASW, MSW, and PhD students. Held in both December and April, this event provides students with an opportunity to be recognized and celebrate their accomplishment with friends and family.

The University Commencement is an additional opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to enjoy a University-wide ceremony. Details can be found online.

Past Graduations