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Earn a Graduate Degree in the Center of a World-Class City

Point Park University is located at the epicenter of a dynamic, leading city that has it all. Surrounded by the city's businesses, health services, technology, culture and entertainment, we are able to provide easy access to professional resources and leading companies and organizations that few graduate programs can match.

Many of our graduate students are working professionals employed by Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and small businesses in Downtown Pittsburgh making Point Park University an ideal location to walk to after work to attend classes.

Real-World Location

Our location in Downtown Pittsburgh provides the perfect opportunity to engage in graduate-level studies that directly apply to the real world.

That's why you will often find our graduate students doing work outside the classroom such as:

  • Writing marketing plans for arts organizations;
  • Conducting environmental studies;
  • Developing education programs for retired citizens;
  • Designing leadership programs for health care professionals and so much more.

Why Pittsburgh?

In addition to being named "The Most Livable U.S. City," by Forbes, Places Rated Almanac and The Economist, Pittsburgh has received accolades for being:

Alumni Praise Our Downtown Campus

Check out what our alumni have to say about going to graduate school in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pictured is MBA alumnus Bryan Turner. Photo by Emilee Fails

Bryan Turner

MBA with a concentration in management, 2018
Corporate Actions Accounting Supervisor, BNY Mellon

"I was looking at Robert Morris, California University of PA and Point Park. The flexibility of Point Park and its convenient location made it the best fit for me."

Pictured is M.A. in communication technology alumna Elizabeth Willard. Photo | Shayna Mendez

Elizabeth Willard

M.A. in Communication Technology, 2016
Marketing Communications Manager, Fourth Economy Consulting

"The classes [at Point Park] entailed everything I genuinely wanted to learn, and the city location was a perfect walking distance from Downtown offices. When I finally found a job that fit, I was lucky to have a school that fit too."

Pictured is M.B.A. alumnus Oliha Grichang, contact representative for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs

Oliha Grichang

MBA in global management and administration, 2017
Business Systems Analyst, PNC Financial Services

"I liked that the diversity of the graduate student body brought different perspectives and philosophies to the classroom. Finally, Point Park's Downtown location and evening class schedules are ideal for those of us who work in professional jobs during the daytime."

Pictured is Ed.D. alumnus Charles Youngs. | Photo by Brandy Richey

Charles Youngs

Ed.D. in Leadership and Administration, 2018
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2016
Teacher of English and Communications, Curriculum Facilitator and Instructional Technology Coach, Bethel Park School District

"From my first classes at Point Park, I could tell I had found a good fit in a convenient location. As a New York University alumnus, I knew how vibrant and friendly an urban educational setting can be."

Pictured is M.B.A. alumna Chynna Carter, associate consultant for Highmark. | Photo by Chris Rolinson

Chynna Carter

MBA with a concentration in health systems management, 2015
Associate Consultant, Highmark

"I chose Point Park for graduate school due to the convenient Downtown Pittsburgh location and the small class sizes the University offers. My position at Highmark is challenging so I value greatly the knowledge and skills I gained from Point Park's MBA program."

Pictured is alumnus Frank Sottile. Photo | Victoria A. Mikula

Frank Sottile

M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2014
Marketing Communications Manager, Fourth Economy Consulting

"I couldn't have asked for a better location in Downtown Pittsburgh. I was able to get to campus whether I commuted by car, or took the bus or the T. Since nearly all of my courses were in the evenings I had plenty of ways to get there - and back home - easily."

Pictured is MBA alumna Trupti Tamore.

Trupti Tamore

MBA with a concentration in management information systems, 2014
Release Testing Manager, Kforce consulting with PNC Financial Services

"I work at PNC on Stanwix Street in Downtown Pittsburgh, which is merely a block away from Point Park's campus so convenience was a key factor. Financials also played a role in my decision making."

Pictured is Patrick Scott, K-12 principal certification alumnus and assistant principal at Woodland Hills High School. | Photo by Jim Judkis

Patrick Scott

K-12 Principal Certification, 2012
Assistant High School Principal, Woodland Hills High School

"The main reason I chose Point Park was because that is where my assistant high school principal at Mars Area High School attended. I also liked that the University was located in the city and close to where I lived."

Pictured is Angela M. Gaitaniella. Photo | Chancelor Humphrey

Angela M. Gaitaniella

M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2009
Development Manager, Heinz History Center

"I began to research graduate programs in the area, and liked what I discovered about Point Park's program. Specifically, the hands-on, career-oriented approach and it's connectedness with the city of Pittsburgh were most appealing to me, and meshed with what I was looking for at the time."

Pictured is BNY Mellon analyst Melisa Chipangila Campbell, a 2009 economics and finance and 2011 M.B.A. alumna. | Photo by Chris Rolinson

Melisa Chipangila Campbell

MBA with a concentration in international business, 2011
Analyst, Bank of New York Mellon

"Overall, I chose Point Park because of the small class size and its location in Downtown Pittsburgh. I didn't want to be out in a rural area that's a far distance from the city. Point Park allowed me to really get to know Pittsburgh as a city and I loved that."

Pictured is School of Communication alumna Mae Kerr. Photo | Christopher Rolinson

Michael Gartland

MBA with a concentration in health systems management
Project Manager, Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC

"I chose Point Park for graduate studies because of its MBA concentration in health systems management, the University’s accreditation with the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the convenient location near my office in Downtown Pittsburgh."

Pictured is School of Communication alumna Mae Kerr. Photo | Christopher Rolinson

Mae Kerr

M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013
Marketing Coordinator - Social Media, American Eagle Outfitters

"I chose Point Park for its urban setting, interesting course offerings in the M.A. program and the flexible class schedule. I live close to the city, so the choice was easy. It was a quick commute and the urban setting was exactly the change I wantedafter going to college in a rural community."

Pictured is MBA alumnus Will McMinn.

Will McMinn

MBA with a concentration in Health Systems Management, 2012
Business Development Executive, RxBenefits, Inc.

"As a working professional, an accelerated program with the ability to earn an MBA in 12 months was very appealing to me. A concentration in health systems management at a convenient Downtown location, sold me on the program."

Pictured is MBA alumna Anne Fullenkamp. Photo by Brandy Richey

Anne Fullenkamp

MBA with a concentration in sports, arts and entertainment management, 2010
Director, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

"I chose Point Park based on its reputation in the arts, location in Downtown Pittsburgh and relationships with the real world (theaters, sports teams and other businesses that partner with the University) and the weekend class schedule. Point Park was an affordable and accessible option for me because I could continue to work full time."