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Admission Criteria:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher (if bachelor’s degree was earned within the last five years) is required. If you graduated over five years ago, a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher is required.
  • Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Evidence of coursework in statistics and research methodology and design is strongly recommended.

Application Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation. If bachelor’s degree was earned within the last five years, at least one letter must be from a faculty member or the dean/director of the undergraduate program. If the degree is older than five years, both letters must be from employers or professional colleagues.
  • Satisfactory professional essay (minimum of two typewritten pages) to include a description of the following:
    • A significant professional accomplishment
    • Expectations of graduate study
    • Career goals

Application Process:

Submit all application materials to IUP's Schoool of Graduate Studies and Research. Items should include:

  • Application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Signed and dated goal statement (professional essay)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Employment and Labor Relations Department
  • Keith Hall, Room 3-E
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-4470
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.