From the Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh: “I am extremely grateful for ARCS Which has generously invested in University of Pittsburgh students pursuing doctoral degrees in science, technology and medical innovation. For more than a decade, this support has enabled Pitt students to shape scientific leadership and
advance innovations on a global stage – and for society’s gain.” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
The Pittsburgh Chapter supports outstanding doctoral candidates at specific departments within Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh:
Carnegie Mellon University Academic Partner since 2003
Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. Consistently named one of the top-ranked universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Carnegie Mellon University is an innovative leader in education. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.
Eighteen graduate departments and programs at CMU approved to receive funding from ARCS Pittsburgh Chapter include:
College of Engineering (Carnegie Institute of Technology)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering and Public Policy
Materials Science and Engineering
Biomedical Engineering (includes the MD/PhD Program jointly sponsored with the University of Pittsburgh)
Biological Sciences (includes the MD/PhD Program jointly sponsored with the University of Pittsburgh)
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For more information about Carnegie Mellon University, visit www.cmu.edu.
University of Pittsburgh Academic Partner since 2008
The University of Pittsburgh is an internationally respected center of learning and research, offering exceptional educational opportunities in the humanities, sciences, and professions. One of the nation's great universities, the University of Pittsburgh is a state-related university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of Americna Universities (AAU), which comprises 63 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Eight graduate departments and programs at Pitt approved to receive funding from ARCS Pittsburgh Chapter include:
School of Medicine
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program- Students in this interdepartmental program share a common first year core curriculum before entering specialized training in one of the PhD degree-granting programs:
Molecular Genetics & Developmental Biology
Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology
Cellular & Molecular Pathology
Microbiology & Immunology
Center for Neuroscience Graduate Program - The Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) co-ordinates an interdepartmental campus-wide PhD program in Neurobiology/Neuroscience that is jointly administered through the School of Medicine and the School of Art & Sciences.
Computational Biology (administered jointly with Carnegie Mellon University)
Integrative Systems Biology
Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology
Swanson School of Engineering
Department of Bioengineering,
School of Nursing
Doctor of Philosophy Program
For more information Graduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, click here.
For more information about the University of Pittsburgh, visit www.pitt.edu.
From our first University Selection Committee Chair at Carnegie Mellon University:
Thank you for your continued very strong commitment to ARCS, and your national leadership. With the need for national economic rejuvenation and global competitiveness in science and technology, the ARCS mission is as timely and important as it was in 1957 when Sputnik was launched and ARCS was founded.
David A. Dzombak, PhD, PE, DEE
Walter J. Blenko, Sr. University Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University