Preparing Leaders

GSPIA provides the educational requirements and advanced studies to help students gain entry into careers throughout the U.S. and around the world. View a list of careers of GSPIA alumni.


GSPIA offers a truly comprehensive education with academic programs in public affairs, international affairs and international development. GSPIA’s 33 full-time and more than 70 adjunct faculty members bring real-world issues into the classroom and our research programs and institutes provide students with opportunities to delve into these complex issues.

Students may shape a master's degree program with one of nine majors or pursue a doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy) in public and international affairs. Students may also earn a joint degree in law, business, social work, information sciences or public health at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Pittsburgh provides an ideally located, strategic laboratory for study. Students interested in national programming may take advantage of strong connections with GSPIA alumni who work in Washington, D.C.

Perspectives on Classroom Experience

Learn what students and faculty have to say about the curriculum and research opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260