Motivated undergraduate students at IUP can get a head start on graduate education by applying for early admission to many of IUP’s graduate programs.
Qualifying students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years, saving time and money.
This individualized program is for highly motivated and successful IUP undergraduates who wish to continue their studies in a graduate program at IUP. You must have at least a 3.25 GPA to be considered for early admission and must have completed at least 15 credit hours in your undergraduate major. You may apply in the semester in which you will earn your 90th credit (typically, the spring of your junior year).
You will need to meet the existing criteria for the graduate program to which you apply, with the single exception that you need not have finished your undergraduate degree. After acceptance to the graduate program, you may apply up to 40 percent of graduate program credits to
satisfy your requirements for the undergraduate degree. When you complete your undergraduate degree, you will automatically become a graduate student if you maintain a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, are in good academic standing as a graduate student, and fulfill any undergraduate requirements specified by the department and listed in the admissions letter.
The following graduate programs are currently accepting early admission applications from qualifying IUP students:
Early graduate admission takes place in the second half of your junior year. As a prospective undergraduate student, there’s nothing you need to do now.
If you’d like to see what will be required of you as a junior and how it can affect your financial aid, please consult our page on Early Admission to Graduate Programs.
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