Academic Resources

The following is a selection of school- and university-wide resources designed to provide easy access to the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you do not see the information you need, please contact the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Office of Graduate Studies at 412-624-6094 or


Doctoral Dissertation Committee Policy

Graduate Faculty Roster

This roster assists in selecting dissertation major advisors and forming doctoral committees.

General Policies


TA, TF, GSA, and GSR

Discounted Software: From Adobe to EndNote, Pitt offers software at great prices for students. 

Dissertation Boot Camp 

The Dissertation Boot Camp supports best practices for the preparation of a large scholarly work, including developing a smart and productive writing schedule, and offers writing advice via on-site writing consultants.

Keith Hjortshoj, Writing from A to B: A Guide to Completing the Dissertation Phase of Doctoral Studies (links to pdf.)