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Pitt makes programs and resources available to support graduate students throughout their academic journey. Learn more about the University’s resources for research, advising and academic support below.

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Academic Calendar, Holidays, and Observances

Get key dates to help you plan your schedule from the current Academic Calendar, and find a listing of university holidays and information about the University's recognition of religious observances.

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Academic Advising

Strong academic advising is critical to a student's success and at every stage of a graduate student's academic career. Learn how to make the most out of your relationship with your advisor. Topics include responsibilities of students, faculty, and academic units; advising before enrollment and of new, continuing, thesis or dissertation, and graduating students; and problem resolution.

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Academic Support

The University of Pittsburgh provides a number of resources to ensure the success of our graduate and professional degree students, including the English Language Institute, Dissertation Camp, NCFDD, and University libraries.

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Resources for Research

You have the unique opportunity as a graduate or professional student to take advantage of exciting and rewarding research, scholarly and professional development while at Pitt and beyond. Find more information about major areas of interdisciplinary research, the Human Research Protections Office, library services, and external funding opportunities and access the graduate faculty dashboard. 

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Technology Support and Software

Pitt Information Technology provides innovative IT services and resources that support learning, research, and more at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Theses and Dissertations

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) at Pitt are one of the final steps in the graduate student experience. However, the ETD process begins early and involves learning new skills and gaining knowledge, both about your research topics as well as about the process of creating and publishing a document.

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