Inside GSPIA, there are many rich and diverse opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development. In our close-knit community, you’ll cultivate meaningful relationships and have the chance to study with some of the top experts in your field.

Outside GSPIA, the city of Pittsburgh is a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape in the midst of a cultural renaissance. The Steel City is consistently ranked as one of the top places in the nation to live, work, and visit.

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Explore student life.

Learn more about the opportunities waiting for you at GSPIA — from student organizations to enrich your experience to student services to support you on your journey to graduation. 

  • Student Cabinet

    Cabinet is an opportunity for you to lead the student body and strengthen the GSPIA community.

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  • Pitt Policy Journal

    Our student-led journal presenting research on relevant policy issues written by GSPIA students.

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  • Students of Color Alliance (SOCA)

    A student group creating a supportive space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and allies.

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  • Fund for Student Initiatives

    The Fund for Student Initiatives supports GSPIA student-led organizations.

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  • Offices and Support

    Our Offices of Student, Career, and International Services offer support to current students.

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  • Graduate and PhD Resources

    Explore the resources available to help you with your graduate and PhD studies.

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  • Veterans Resources

    We offer many support services to veterans and their families.

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Pittsburgh 

 

With 90 unique neighborhoods, the Steel City has something for everyone. Pittsburgh is a living laboratory for public service and a compact, friendly, and explorable urban landscape. Every year, Pittsburgh is recognized for its livability, innovation, vibrancy, culture, and contributions to the world. 

 

Point State Park, Pittsburgh