University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.5 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 7 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 28,664 (19,123 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 22% part-time, 78% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,140 in-state; $37,830 out-of-state
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5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The program has many opportunities for collaborations across disciplines. The faculty seem to genuinely care about students' well-being and research goals. Annual feedback on progress within the program is very helpful. There is a strong drive to focus on research and be prolific in terms of publishing papers.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Cognitive Psychology Program is unique in that it allows for collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University through the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. Here, I am not only getting training in cognitive psychology, but also a concentration in cognitive neuroscience, access to advanced neuroimaging techniques, and mentorship from faculty who are well respected experts in their fields. I thoroughly enjoy my program and have no complaints about my education or training.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: The program has great students and faculty who are always eager to help and provide assistance. The large amount of students gives rise to a lot of diverse projects, without the tension for competition. There are also many opportunities to see plays and musicals. There is always something to do! Cons: The research can be a bit quick paced.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pittsburgh's psychology program is extremely interdisciplinary and a great place to be a graduate student.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm in the Psychology in Education, Research Methodology program. This program is half statistics, half measurement, so definitely more technical than many education of psychology programs; in fact it is so closely related to statistics that our students often take courses in the Statistics department and some of our faculties identify themselves as statisticians. However, measurement is also an important aspect; so we are also trained to perform as psychometricians. I enjoy this program very much!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: I am in the Cognitive Psychology program and have been well-supported by the faculty I work with on various projects, as well as my peers and colleagues in the lab. There is a heavy focus on preparing the necessary research skills (research conceptualization, data collection, analyses, writing, etc.) and research experience. Many professors focus on publications and conference presentations, which serve students well when they apply for future positions. Students are generally fully funded through a GSR or TA position. Cons: Because there is a focus on paper and conference submissions, I have often found myself juggling different projects with relatively heavy work loads. While this might feel like a negative thing some days, it also prepares me to understand how to work across different projects, how to organize my work, and how to draw appropriate boundaries in my academic life.
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