What will I learn?

In our three main areas of communication studies, media studies, and rhetorical studies, our students learn to examine the world around them, communicate what they know, and persuade others to their point of view. Classes such as public speaking, persuasion, nonverbal communication, political rhetoric, media criticism, and television and society (to name just a few) prepare our majors for success in the professional and political arenas.

We prepare our majors to think critically, speak confidently and persuasively, and solve problems; skills which make our alumni highly competitive in today’s uncertain job market. Our undergraduate major prepares students for a wide variety of potential careers - and the ability to shift between career paths should the need arise. Our alumni work in diverse fields such as (but not limited to) sales, marketing, public relations, social media, broadcast media, the government, law, health, and academia.

Which department am I in?

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$31,102.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 August 2019

Venue

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

917 Cathedral of Learning,

PITTSBURGH,

Pennsylvania,

15260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission to the University of Pittsburgh.

For international students

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission to the University of Pittsburgh.

TOEFL - 100 with sub scores of 21 or higher is considered competitive; IELTS - 7.0.

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About this uni

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States, boasting impressive alumni.

  • One of the oldest universities in the US.
  • Top-five North-eastern public university (Wall Street Journal)
  • In 2018, the university helped form 23 start-ups.
  • A 42-story Gothic Revival skyscraper as a signature building.