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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have:

  • Successfully completed an accredited nursing program
  • A bachelor’s degree (not necessarily in the field of nursing)
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse
  • A minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if your degree has been completed within five years of the application date. If your degree is older than five years, the minimum QPA is a 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Evidence of coursework in statistics and research

A minimum of one year of clinical practice is recommended.

To apply to our master’s program, submit the following items to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (even if a degree was not obtained from a particular institution)
  • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • GRE scores are not required


  • Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department
  • Johnson Hall, Room 210
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2557
  • Allied Health Programs: 724-357-7647
  • Graduate Nursing (MS): 724-357-7647
  • PhD Nursing: 724-357-3269
  • Fax: 724-357-3267
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.