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Admission Requirements

In order to apply to the Composition and Literature master’s program at IUP, please submit all of the materials listed below. Applicants must have a minimum 2.6 GPA for undergraduate or a 3.5 GPA for graduate degrees to be considered for admission. The Composition and Literature MA at IUP is perfect for any student who loves English and wants the expansive knowledge and practical skills necessary to meet the demands of the contemporary job market. 

  1. Submit the following items for consideration:
    • Apply online, or request a hardcopy by e-mailing
    • $50 nonrefundable application fee
    • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation written by those qualified to assess the applicant’s potential for master’s study
    • Signed and dated written academic goal statement from the candidate that explains reasons for pursuing a master’s degree and professional plans
    • Official, sealed transcripts of colleges and universities attended
  2. Submit all application materials to:

IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research
Stright Hall, Room 101
210 South 10th Street
Indiana, PA 15705

For more general information on the Composition and Literature MA program, please review the program handbook.

  • Graduate English
  • Leonard Hall, Room 111
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2264
  • Fax: 724-357-3056
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.