International Students

Some 40% of all Dietrich School graduate students are international students from currently over 70 countries.  We celebrate and rely on the diversity of perspectives they contribute to our cosmopolitan community.

International graduate applicants must possess proficiency in English at a level that enables them to succeed in graduate-level studies. The University of Pittsburgh uses the official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as a measure of English language proficiency. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (with a score of at least 22 in each of the four sections of speaking, listening, reading, and writing). The Dietrich School requires a  minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of its four sections).

Students with a TOEFL score of less than 100 on the internet-based test or less than 7.0 on the IELTS must verify English language proficiency prior to completing registration by sitting for an additional test of English Language Proficiency administered through the English Language Institute. Based on the test results, students may be required by their academic department or the school to take a course in English as a second language as part of their graduate program.

GRE scores: The vast majority of Dietrich School graduate programs no longer consider GRE scores in their admissions process.  Additional programs do not require GRE scores.  Please check the requirements of your prospective program.

Non-U.S. citizens: International Graduate Student Supplemental Application Forms (submitted at the time of the departmental "recommendation for admission" to the Dean's Office).