SCI Offices

The offices below will be helpful in creating and defining your SCI journey:

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center will help you to make informed educational choices regarding course selection as well as co-curricular and experiential education opportunities. By working with an academic advisor, you will learn about the structure, mission, and values of the school and develop a comprehensive plan that will help you make the most out of your education. 

Graduate students meet with the faculty advisors for advising. Contact information for all faculty can be found in the SCI faculty directory. If you do not know who your faculty advisor is, do not have a faculty advisor, or have a general question, you can contact a representative of your department as indicated below: 

Student Success

SCI’s Student Success staff help students identify and build new skills, develop their strengths, overcome challenges, and take advantage of opportunities to make their Pitt experience exceptional. To do that, they partner directly with students across SCI (from first-year students to doctoral students) to address individual needs and provide them with academic guidance, support and developmental instruction. 

Contact Director of Student Success Larissa Cuica to learn more. 

Experiential Learning

Through experiential learning opportunities, students gain real-life opportunities to apply the skills, methodologies, and cutting-edge concepts learned in the classroom. These experiences include everything from credit bearing experiences (co-op/internships) to community engagement opportunities and international study programs. 

Please contact Emily Bennett , SCI’s Manager of Experiential Learning, with any questions about experiential learning opportunities and programming. 

Graduate Admissions

SCI has master’s and doctoral level programs, as well as graduate certificates that could help you achieve your career and professional goals. Students interested in these programs should contact Shabana Reza ( for more information.