Academic Support

The University of Pittsburgh provides a number of resources to ensure the success of our graduate and professional degree students.

English Language Institute

Since 1964, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh has been teaching English as a second language courses for international students with a variety of language needs. The ELI has a rich assortment of courses to help students reach their educational goals.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity for Graduate Students and Postdocs

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources not just for faculty but for postdocs, and graduate students as well.

ULS and Library Services

Pitt's University Library System offers support for each step of a graduate student's academic path.

Writing Institute

The Writing Institute offers several options for graduate students to cultivate a sustainable writing practice, including Project Camp, Writing Days, and Writing Accountability Groups. They also offer workshops to support writing and scholarship.

Writing Center

As part of the Writing Institute, the Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring sessions to Pitt undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Our sessions are offered both in-person and online. Graduate students have the option to schedule 25-minute or 55-minute sessions. Our consultants strive to offer feedback that recognizes and honors different languages, abilities, and identities. You should expect a collaborative session that prioritizes your interests and concerns.