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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have: 

  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better;
  • Undergraduate course work in political science, economics, and public or international affairs or equivalent professional experiences (in some cases, this may require specific remedial course work that will not count toward degree requirements);
  • International students must have a TOEFL score of 550 or better.

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.
  • An application fee (nonrefundable).
  • TOEFL score if you are a not a Native English speaker.



  • Political Science Department
  • Keith Annex, Room 103
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2290
  • Fax: 724-357-3810
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.