IUP offers numerous
master’s and doctoral degree programs, and each one has different application requirements.
School of Graduate Studies and Research oversees the admission process for graduate students, but there are additional requirements for international graduate applicants:
Students from the following countries are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS Scores:
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Island
Canada (except Quebec)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Papua New Guinea
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
** Applicants who graduated from a U.S. institution will also not be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
** English programs require a TOEFL or IELTS regardless of the country above.
All applications are to be submitted electronically.
How to Apply.
Paying the application fee is the final step before submitting your application electronically.
Please make sure that you can meet all of the admission and program requirements before submitting your application. Under no circumstance will the application fee be waived or returned.
International applicants are required to meet the standard
admission requirements and
IUP considers all students who will enter the U.S. on F or J visas as “International Students” for admission purposes. International graduate applicants are not considered for admission to sites or locations other than the IUP main (Indiana) campus, unless taking courses online outside of the United States.
International students are not admitted for the Summer term unless applying to a “Summers Only program” or are already an IUP student.
Official degree conferred transcripts are required. There are two options available to meet this requirement:
Students from the following countries are REQUIRED to have transcript evaluations done by
World Education Services(WES) or
Education Credential Evaluators(ECE).
Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Cape Verde Cote D’ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti
Kenya Liberia Mali Mauritania Niger
Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Togo
*There are no exceptions to this requirement.
International applicants must complete the following:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum TOEFL score requirement is 540 (paper-based) or 76 (Internet-based). Some departments require higher scores; see below:
Minimum TOEFL score (paper-based listed below) or computer-based and Internet-based equivalency requirements for admission, listed by program, are as follows:
The ALI Provisional program is designed for students who want to study English before starting a degree program at IUP.
Students can receive
provisional admission to select graduate programs (see below) at IUP while they study at the ALI to meet the university’s language proficiency requirement.
Applicants must meet all requirements for admission except proof of English proficiency. Prospective students should first complete the
graduate application for their intended program of study and the
ALI application. Applicants who receive provisional admission have one year to meet English proficiency requirements for full admission.
Applicants will be issued immigration documents by the
Office of International Educationwith their formal acceptance to graduate school. The Office of International Education will also send information about arrival dates, housing, etc. Applicants with questions about legal matters, certificates of eligibility (immigration documents), time it takes to receive admission/immigration information, etc., should contact:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Office of International Education
B25 Delaney Hall
920 Grant Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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Office of the Registrar.
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