IUP offers numerous
master’s and doctoral degree programs, and each one has different application requirements.
IUP's Admissions Office 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:
British Virgin Islands
Brunei, Sultanate of
Papua New Guinea
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
** 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 transcripts from previous higher education institutions are required for all students.While we strongly encourage all students to submit transcripts using World Education Services or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services foreign educational credential evaluation services, students from the following countries are required to submit their transcripts through this service:
Before you apply, please note that some services do charge a fee in order to process your information, and we recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible to ensure that your materials can be received, evaluated, and forwarded to IUP in a timely manner. IUP cannot forward any transcripts to these providers, so please make sure you follow the appropriate protocol in order to expedite your application in the most cost-efficient way possible.
Transcripts from students who are not required to use a foreign educational credential evaluation service and are sent to IUP directly must have the official seal of the institution.
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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URSAor by contacting the
Office of the Registrar.
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