University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public & International Affairs
Why you should consider this program
Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) is one of the most comprehensive schools of public service in the world, with degree programs focused on both domestic and foreign policy, nonprofit administration, and many specialized majors including Energy & Environment, Human Security, NGOs & Civil Society, and other fields. Students have the ability to earn a major and a minor, as well as joint degrees (law, business, public health, social work, or information science), and certificates in the study of a major world region (Africa, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America).
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 48,960||$ 12,240||$ 36,720|
|Out of state||$ 81,696||$ 20,424||$ 61,272|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
All fellows receive at least 25% of tuition and fees of total cost of program.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?Yes
All students complete a 300 hour internship as a graduation requirement. GSPIA has three career advisors (two based in Pittsburgh and one based in Washington D.C.) to assist students in their internship search.
Jobs for program alumni
Environmental Directorate, OECD Urban Youth Development Volunteer, Peace Corps Consultant, The World Bank Group Recruitment Coordinator, Apple Contractor, NASA Program Manager, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Research Associate, Fourth Economy Consulting Associate Client Service Manager, Bank of New York Mellon Team Leader, FEMA Corps International Education Program Consultant, Brother's Brother Foundation Analyst, Department of Justice Associate, American Enterprise Institute Analyst, Government Accountability Office Legislative Aide, US Senate Analyst, FBI
Personal statement; previous transcripts; two letters of recommendation; resume.
Check the RPCV box on the online application to indicate that you served in the Peace Corps, and be sure to include the Peace Corps service on your resume.
Late August for fall; early January for spring.
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started