Funding/Finance (Master's Program)

GSPIA offers competitive, merit-based scholarships to its most outstanding master’s degree applicants. All applicants for fall admission are automatically considered for merit funding, as long as they are planning to pursue full-time study and have submitted a complete application by the February 1 deadline. There is no separate application for GSPIA merit funding.

Typically, awards are renewed for the student’s second year, as long as the student has earned at least 24 credits and maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or better.

GSPIA encourages students to apply for outside scholarships and fellowships from foundations and other privately endowed sources. A useful resource for this search is fastWEB, an online scholarship search service at

Need-based federal aid (such as the Federal Direct Stafford Loan) is also available to US citizens and permanent residents. Interested students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

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