Academics

Helping you build skills for positive impact.
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Curate your experience

We offer opportunities to shape a learning and professional development experience that fits your interests and schedule.  Discover more about our academic programs in public and international affairs, public administration, and international development, along with concentrations to match your passion.

We have a fit for you.

Programs
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Master of Public Administration

Promote progress in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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Master of Public & International Affairs

Start a career of influence in the international arena.

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Master of International Development

Improve the human condition through a hands-on career in public service.

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Master of Public Policy & Management

Explore a career in public service through in-person or online study.

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PhD in Public and International Affairs

Focus on interdisciplinary research and applied analysis of public policy issues.

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Undergraduate Programs

Current undergraduate students can take advantage of undergraduate opportunities, including a new minor and certificate. 

Enhance Your Path
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Signature Student Experiences

Engaging in hands-on work beyond the classroom, students can gain professional experience, seek language and learning abroad options, and dive head-first into important research that produces real-world results.

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Regional Studies & Certificates

Prepare for an international career with one of seven graduate certificate programs by combining foreign language training, multidisciplinary courses, and community outreach for a deeper understanding of specific regions across the globe.

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Joint Degree Programs

You have the option of earning two graduate degrees through our partnerships with other professional schools at the University of Pittsburgh and with one foreign university. Students can earn joint degrees in law, business, social work, information sciences, or public health at the University of Pittsburgh.