Why Us

Preparing You for Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

When it comes to your career, you want to be confident and ready to tackle the next opportunity or challenge that comes your way. In order to do that, you need to strengthen your competencies and skills. The problem is, the industry moves so fast it's difficult to stay current, which makes you feel left behind in the current job market and uncertain about the future.

You should be able to master the skills required to advance in your field without having to commit to a full-time program. Work and family obligations often make it difficult to return to school and pursue a graduate degree. You have unique needs when it comes to what, where, when, how, and for how long you want to learn in order to achieve the next level of readiness—which is why education should not be one size fits all. 

We at the University of Pittsburgh, a leading academic and research powerhouse, are now offering professional education, graduate certificate, and other degree programs customized to meet your needs through the just-launched Professional Institute at the School of Computing and Information.

A New Approach to Professional Education

Thanks to our flexible offerings and tailored format, you can complete your coursework online and on-site on your terms. You’ll finish not only technology career ready but with the skills and competencies you need to confidently face both current and future challenges—giving you a major advantage in the market.

Taught by Pitt Researchers and Industry Experts

The University of Pittsburgh has been named one of the best public universities in the Northeast by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and ranks fifth among U.S. universities in competitive grants awarded to faculty by the National Institutes of Health.

The Pitt School of Computing and Information (SCI) is widely recognized for excellence in research and education. A designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, SCI is at the forefront of emerging trends in industry, and for the first time, we’re offering professional education and certificate programs taught by faculty experts not only in technology but also law and policy. 

By the Numbers

public university in Northeast according to The Wall Street Journal
Top 100
most innovative universities in the world as listed by Reuters
awarded in funding for education and research on security-assured information
CyberDegrees.org for “Top Cybersecurity Schools” in 2019