University of Pittsburgh


Distance Learning at University of Pittsburgh

Tradition. Innovation. Excellence.

Originally founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh has developed into an internationally recognized center of learning and research. Today, the University continues to evolve, offering its rigorous, quality academic programs on the Internet.

When you enroll in an online program with Pitt Online, you will enjoy the full academic experience University of Pittsburgh offers all of their graduate students. You'll interact with your instructors and fellow students via online discussions and submit your assignments online.

Start Times

Currently our online programs follow the same schedule as our on-campus offerings. Each term is generally 15 weeks in length with courses being offered in the summer, fall and spring.

Why Study at Pitt Online?

Today, with more than 250,000 graduates around the world, you can be part of the Pitt legacy and the tradition of excellence in higher education.

The programs selected for Pitt Online have been conceived and designed to ensure that they provide the highest quality educational experience for the students. As an online student, you can expect the same great resources you would have as an on-campus student.

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New Student Orientation

When you login for your first day of classes, we want you to feel confident and prepared to start your course work. Pitt Online regularly hosts an online student orientation session for all new Pitt Online students to provide you with a virtual tour of your classroom and the online learning platform.

Academic Advisor Support

Each and every University of Pittsburgh student is assigned an advisor who will follow you through your path of studies.


Online students at the University of Pittsburgh have access to the same library resources as our on-campus students. The mission of the university library system is to provide access to information and resources necessary for academic achievement. We are committed to excellence in service to our user community.

The University of Pittsburgh libraries and collections provide a wealth of information and services to the faculty, students, staff, administrators, and researchers of the University. Our collection of electronic resources is growing rapidly and now includes thousands of databases, over 25,000 electronic journal titles, and over 170,000 electronic books.

Other University of Pittsburgh libraries include the Barco Law Library and the Health Sciences Library System.

Technical Support

Pitt Online students are provided with 24/7 technical support to ensure anytime, anywhere access to your online course.

Additionally, online students will be provided a wide range of computing resources, including a University computing and e-mail account, which will be used for all course communication.

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