Start working on your master’s degree before you graduate with a bachelor’s! Undergraduate students at IUP can get a head start on graduate education by applying for early admission to many of IUP’s graduate programs during their junior year in college. You can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as 5 years, saving time and money.
In our Early Admissions program, you can begin to earn your master’s while still working toward your bachelor’s degree. Once you have earned at least 15 credits in your major and 90 credits overall, while maintaining a 3.25 GPA, you can apply for Early Admission to an IUP graduate program. Most students become eligible during the second semester of their junior year.
Once accepted into your master’s program of choice, you can use up to 40% of your graduate classes to satisfy the requirements of your undergraduate degree. Because these classes count toward both, you can finish your bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time.
The following master’s degree programs are currently accepting early admission applications from qualifying IUP students:
MS in Applied Mathematics
MA in Art
MFA in Art
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MEd in Business/Workforce Development
PSM in Applied and Industrial Chemistry
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
MEd in Education
MA in Employment and Labor Relations
MA in English, Composition and Literature
MA in English, Literature
MS in Food and Nutrition
MS in Geography
MEd in Health and Physical Education
MS in Health Services Administration
MA in Public History
MA in Instructional Design and Technology
MEd in Literacy
MA in Music Performance
MS in Nursing
MA in Public Affairs
MS in Safety Sciences
MEd in School Counseling
MS in Sport Science
You can take advantage of Early Graduate Admission during 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 how you can take advantage of the program to accelerate your academic journey, and how it can affect your financial aid, please consult our page on how to apply for
Early Admission to Graduate Programs.
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