Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Graduate Admissions

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 

Chemical Engineering: For admission to full graduate status, students should have an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with high academic standing.

Petroleum Engineering: For admission to full graduate status, students should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or geology, and high academic standing.

Non-traditional Students: Students from chemistry or from another engineering discipline who desire to pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering must have a high grade point average and prepare for graduate course work by taking selected undergraduate courses in chemical engineering. See MS and PhD Requirements for Students with Non-chemical Engineering BS Degree. Each case for admission will be evaluated individually, and applications are encouraged.
 

APPLICATION:

 To apply to Graduate School at the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering:

1.  TO APPLYhttps://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=up-e 

2.  LETTERS OF REFERENCE:  Applicants must have their reference letters submitted electronically as part of the on-line admissions application process.  Three letters of reference are required for applications to graduate programs in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

3.  TRANSCRIPTS:  Applicants are required to upload academic records from each academic institution (undergraduate and/or graduate) attended. Official, original academic credentials that are issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. These will be considered unofficial copies.

4.   GRE SCORES:  GRE scores are required and are useful in combination with all the other materials submitted. For applications to the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, the "competitive" score range for the GRE quantitative section is between 151-166 and 4.5 - 5.5 for the analytical section.  These scores are typical for fellowship recipients, but are not necessarily a minimum requirement for acceptance or fellowships. Official GRE test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Using the institution code of 2927 for the University of Pittsburgh is sufficient. Please refer to the following web site for further information on the GRE and registration forms: http://www.ets.org/gre.

5.   TOEFL or IELTS scores (Required for international applicants):  The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English,except for those who have recently received a degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or any other English speaking country. It is the policy of the University of Pittsburgh to admit only those students with a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based test), 213(computer-based test) or 80 (internet-based). However, the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering prefers that an applicant have a minimum TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test) for admission. Please refer to the following web site for further information on the TOEFL and registration forms: http://www.ets.org/toefl. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores must be sent directly from IELTS to your admitting department. It is the policy of the University of Pittsburgh to admit only those students with an IELTS score of at least 6.5. 

You can upload copies of your score reports (if available) when submitting your online application.  This uploaded version is not considered “official” and will be used for preliminary review until your official scores are received from ETS or IELTS.  

6.   TUITION AND FEES:  Learn more about tuition and fees associated with a graduate education at the Swanson School of Engineering: http://www.ir.pitt.edu/tuition/

7.    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  Find out how scholarships, fellowships, traineeships, and grants can help pay for education excellence: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Admissions-Academics/Admissions/Graduate/_Content/Financial-Aid/

8.    APPLICATION DEADLINES:  Fall Term – March 1 (January 15 is recommended for financial aid consideration); Spring Term –July 1; Summer Term – February 1

Please do NOT send hard copies of materials that have been submitted electronically. Original documents are NOT required until you are admitted and decide to attend the University of Pittsburgh.