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The Graduate Studies staff of the Office of the Provost works to ensure high-quality academic programming and provide resources to the University’s graduate and professional students and postdocs. Explore the website to learn more about available resources and support.

Office of the Provost Graduate Studies Team
Meet the Team

Find contact information for the Graduate Studies team and reach out with any questions. Each staff member's area of expertise is listed after their title. If you are not sure who can answer your question, email and someone from the team will get back to you.

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Office Hours

Vice Provost Amanda Godley hosts monthly office hours for graduate and professional students and postdocs.

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Graduate Associate Deans

Find information about the graduate associate dean for each University of Pittsburgh graduate program.

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School Ombudspersons

The ombudsperson assists graduate students and postdocs with resolving academic-related conflicts and issues. Learn more and locate the designated ombudsperson at each school at Pitt.

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Shared Governance and Sense of Community

Pitt works with graduate student groups on campus to continually enhance the services and resources available to graduate students.

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University Council on Graduate Study (UCGS)

UCGS develops basic standards, regulations, and policies applicable to all fields for Pitt graduate instruction and research. 

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University-wide Guidelines, Policies, & Resources

A variety of guidelines, regulations, policies, and other resources pertaining to graduate and professional students at Pitt are compiled here. 

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Postdoctoral Training

The Office of the Provost - Graduate Studies team also provides oversight and support for postdocs from Pitt's Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Computing and Information, Education, Engineering, Law, Public and International Affairs, and Social Work. Explore the Postdoctoral Training website to learn more.