Prospective Students

Graduate Fellowships

Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation offers opportunities for cutting-edge interdisciplinary education and research experiences at the graduate level.  Interested students must apply through a home department within the Swanson School of Engineering.  Once accepted students have the opportunity to enroll in interdisciplinary courses developed by MCSI associated faculty and be a part of a Center with 30 associated faculty and over 100 students.  

To learn more about associated faculty go to: faculty   

To learn more about on-going MCSI sponsored research go to: research archive 

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

Click here to apply to the MCSI URP 2015 Summer program.    

Twelve-week summer programs aimed at providing talented undergraduate students with creative opportunities that go beyond the engineering classroom curriculum and enable them to develop their own ideas, working independently or in a group on hands-on research projects in sustainable engineering with advice and guidance from a faculty mentor. 

Undergraduate Research Program (URP)— Are you a Pitt engineering or science student interested in earning $4,000 during the summer while conducting research in sustainable engineering? Learn more>

Engineering for Humanity Certificate

This certificate both guides and formalizes student participation in engineering projects in which social and/or environmental sustainability is a core thrust. Moreover, the certificate program addresses the significance of cultural, political, and business forces in rapid and effective penetration of new technologies. Students have the option of pursuing either a U.S. or International track. Learn more> 

International Programs

Because sustainability is a global issue, cross-cultural learning and research are crucial to solving sustainability issues and developing new green technologies. Consequently, the Mascaro Center offers multiple opportunities for students to live and work cross-culturally. 

Brazil—Learn how our undergraduate and graduate students are conducting research in Brazil.

India—Learn how our undergraduate and graduate students are conducting research in India.


The Swanson School of Engineering provides a multitude of courses with sustainability content. See all courses.  

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