Additional Application Requirements

  • Additional application requirements, by program, are:

    • Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors (PhD): GRE scores, résumé, writing sample, three letters of recommendation
    • Adult and Community Education (MA) and Communications Technology Track: Résumé
    • Applied Archaeology (MA): GRE scores
    • Art (MA, MFA): Slides
    • Business (MBA): GMAT scores
    • Business (Executive Track MBA): Résumé, GMAT scores(waived for those with four or more years professional experience)
    • Business/Workforce, (MEd): GMATor GRE Scores
    • Clinical Psychology (PsyD): Three letters of recommendation, GRE scores (subject test not required)
    • Communications Media and Instructional Technology (PhD): GRE scores, résumé, and writing sample
    • Composition and TESOL (PhD): Three letters of recommendation are preferred; two are required; goal statement that describes the applicant's research interests and goals for doctoral studies (about three pages, double-spaced); Curriculum Vita (CV) or résumé.
    • Criminology (PhD): Three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, writing sample
    • Curriculum and Instruction (DEd): Online writing sample and five-minute video presentation, submitted directly to the Department of Professional Studies in Education.
    • Education (MEd): The information session is encouraged, not mandatory.
    • Educational Psychology (MEd) and School Psychology certification: GRE scores
    • Food and Nutrition (MS): GRE scores
    • Geography (MS): GRE scores
    • History (MA): Cumulative GPA of 3.0, Minimum of 12 undergraduate credits in history, at least two history classes beyond the 200-level, Minimum grade of 3.0 in undergraduate history courses, A minimum of 5 to 10 page history or public history focused writing sample.
    • Music Education (MA): Photocopy of current teacher certification in music education (submitted directly to the Department of Music)
    • Music Performance (MA): Schedule performance audition (contact performance area faculty directly)
    • Nursing (PhD): GRE scoresincluding analytical writing; current nursing license; current curriculum vitae
    • Safety Sciences (MS): Résumé
    • Safety Sciences (PhD): Three letters of recommendation, résumé, GRE, writing sample (thesis, articles, reports, etc.) and minimum graduate grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
    • School Psychology (DEd): post-certification applicants: GRE scores; Praxis II School Psychology Exam
    • Speech-Language Pathology (MS): GRE scores- New GRE test taken on or after August 1, 2011: 145 minimum verbal reasoning, 145 minimum quantitative reasoning, 3.5-4.0 analytical writing, and an undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 or higher. GRE taken before August 1, 2011: Combined score of 900 or higher and undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 or higher. Goal Statement (Essay) must address this prompt: Describe a time that you have been of significant benefit to another person.
    • Student Affairs in Higher Education (MA): Current Résumé, Personal Data Form (available in Electronic or Print versions), Student Affairs Interest Statement which addresses the following questions: 1.) What motivated you to pursue a career in student affairs?  2.)  What are your professional goals related to student affairs?  3.)  How may your personal knowledge, skills, and experiences positively contribute to the IUP SAHE program?  All SAHE-required materials must be submitted directly to the department.

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    Applicants are encouraged to contact the department administering their program of interest to learn more about additional requirements.