*In response to the disruptions caused by the global pandemic, graduate programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh are pausing admissions for fall 2021. This one-year intermission will enable us to devote our resources and attention to our continuing students. Graduate training and research are central to the mission of the Dietrich School and the Department of French and Italian. While we do not pause admissions lightly, in these uncertain times we are committed to optimally supporting our current students’ success and wellbeing.

If you seek to begin your graduate studies in the fall of 2021, we thank you for your understanding and wish you all the best in your endeavors. If you consider applying to our program for fall 2022, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Lina Insana (Italian) or David Pettersen (French). 


Applications for Graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh must be submitted online.

The priority deadline for Fall 2022 admissions will be January 15, 2022 -- FOR FRENCH. 

The priority deadline for Fall 2022 admissions will be January 20, 2022 -- FOR ITALIAN.

Applications can be accepted after these dates, but may not be prioritized. 

Begin the process. Please consult the following guidelines regarding specific items required by the French and Italian programs. Please note that GRE scores are not part of our application process.

Guidelines for admissions:

Letters of recommendation can be submitted online via Apply Yourself.

Non-U.S. Citizens

Upon learning of your decision to our offer, we will forward your information to the Office of International Services (OIS).  At that point, you will be contacted by OIS directly on how to submit your financial documentation.  More information to become familiar with OIS's financial requirements can be found here. Becoming familiar with this document will expedite the process for visa documents, once admitted.


All applicants to the graduate program are considered for departmental funding as teaching assistants or for Arts and Sciences fellowships. There is no separate application for such funding.

For more information about graduate funding for programs in French, please visit this page.

Current Dietrich School TA/TF Stipends