The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) was founded in 1787 as the Pittsburgh Academy. Recognized for the qualify of its graduate professional programs, it is one of 34 public universities that are members of the Association of American Universities. It is also in the top 7 leading US public research universities in the United States and is ranked among US News and World Report’s top public universities. Courses and degree programs are offered through the campus in Oakland and graduate level degree programs can also be completed online learning via Pitt Online.
Pitt Online offers online graduate and post-graduate level degrees through the School of Education, School of Nursing, University Center for Social and Urban Research, and Katz Graduate School of Business. Students enrolled in any of Pitt Online’s graduate professional programs can be assured that they will receive the same quality education as those taking the same courses on campus. Online graduate programs are taught by faculty members teaching on campus.
Tuition fees for online courses are not readily available but a cost estimate can be requested from the University. Financial aid in the form of federal grants, loans, scholarships and military discounts are available to eligible students. The admission requirements for Pitt Online’s courses are program-dependent. Information on the admission requirements as well as financial aid options available can be requested form the University of Pittsburgh’s Admissions and Financial Aid office. Students may, alternatively, visit the Pitt’s official website.
The University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Commission on Higher Education. The University and its programs are also accredited by specialist programs and accrediting agencies.