University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience

Special Status

8.1.  Leave of Absence

Students may request a leave of absence from the program.  Such requests must be made in writing to the Chair of the Advising Committee.  Requests should include the reason for the request and the duration of the requested leave.  Leaves of absence are subject to the approval of the FAS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.  Students considering a leave of absence should consult the Regulations Governing Graduate Study at the University of Pittsburgh regarding policies that guide decisions on this issue.  These regulations are available on the University of Pittsburgh website at