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Helpful Resources for Current Students

Academic Resources

PhD handbook

The PhD program handbook is your first stop for questions about rules and regulations.

Financial Assistance
The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences has information about additional forms of funding available for conference attendance, travel, research, and more

We maintain a list of seminars in our department here, while the Pittsburgh Social Sciences Seminar Tracker shares news about presentations at Carnegie Mellon University as well, in addition to seminars in related fields.

On-Campus Resources


The University provides all students with a computer account that gives students access to Pitt's considerable computing services, including software downloading.

Furthermore, graduate students in the economics department have access to their own computing laboratory, with software such as E-Views, Gauss, Matlab, Scientific Workplace, SAS, Stata, Systat, and TSP, among others. The department also has an internationally recognized computer lab for research in experimental economics.


Pitt's University Library System provides world-class resources for a broad range of research interests. The system's digital library offers online access to journal articles and other electronic resources.

Arts and culture

Pitt students can buy discounted tickets to enjoy Pittsburgh's many cultural venues.