Graduation Information

Maximize Must Know Graduation Details

Maximize Academic requirements for graduation

Maximize registration requirement for graduating students

Minimize Applying to Graduate — No fees until Spring 2022 Graduation

You must apply to graduate by completing an Application for Graduation Form and a Prior Degree Form. Email completed forms to Deadlines and instructions are listed below.

Be sure to list your Pitt email on the Application for Graduation and a non-Pitt email on the Prior Degree Form. Your name on the application must be the same as it appears in the PeopleSoft system. You will be required to provide legal documentation (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree, valid passport) to the Office of the Registrar to use a different name on the graduation application.

If you are graduating with two Pitt Public Health degrees, or a Pitt Public Health degree and a Pitt Public Health certificate, you may enter all information on one application form. If degrees and/or certificates will be awarded by another school in addition to Pitt Public Health, an application must be submitted to each school. If you are graduating with a joint degree, please indicate this on the second page of the graduation application beneath the area for degrees. Applications for graduation are valid for only one graduation date. If you postpone graduation, you must reapply by completing and submitting another application.

Note: your Academic Department/Student Plan is PPBHL and your Department is BCHS, BIOST, EOH, EPIDEM, HPM, HUGEN, IDM; or MULTI PROGRAM. For Name of Degree/Cert, list degree and/or specific certificate.

Maximize Graduation Deadlines and Important Dates

Maximize Announcing the Doctoral Defense

Maximize Essays, Theses, and Dissertations

Maximize Local Newspaper Announcement of Graduation

Maximize Alumni Keep Pitt E-mail for Life

Maximize Preferred Names on Diplomas

Maximize Diplomas and Certificates

Graduation Requirements and Checklists

Exit Survey

Graduating students must complete the Pitt Public Health exit survey.

Upon completion of the survey, you will be redirected to a separate page where you will be prompted to enter your name and department. Your identifying information will not be linked to the survey, so your responses will be confidential. When you submit the form, your department and the Office of Student Affairs will receive notification that you met the survey requirement. 

Notification of departure form for international students

International students whose F1 status will be ending must log into My OIS to complete the Departure Notification Form. Once the form is complete, forward the confirmation message to your departmental student services liaison. Department liaisons will then send a copy to