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About Distance Education

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Distance Education at IUP consists of Web-based (online) undergraduate and graduate courses that enable you to participate in learning from any location with your computer and Internet access.

If you are unable to attend class on campus because of your work schedule, family responsibilities, travel time, or many other obstacles, Distance Education is for you. Freedom to engage in course activities any time of the day or night offers you flexibility in your schedule.

Students may communicate with their professors, classmates, and advisor and may actively participate in learning and research. Assigned readings are found on designated Web pages, the library’s online journal articles, or textbooks, which are mailed to students.

Online Certificate and Degree Programs

Questions about graduate programs should be directed to the Office of Graduate Admissions: 724-357-2222.

Individual Course Subjects Available

IUP offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the following subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Business (nine areas)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Communications Media
  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling (graduate)
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education (undergraduate and graduate)
  • English
  • Finance and Legal Studies
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geoscience
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • MIS and Decision Science
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Safety Sciences (graduate)
  • School Law
  • Student Affairs
  • Study Abroad and Comparative Language (Foreign Language)
  • Technology Support and Training
  • Theater

Who Can Register

Distance Education courses are available to the following:

  • Adult part-time students
  • Full-time students
  • Transfer students
  • Students who take college courses to transfer to another institution
  • Those who want to experience a college course to see if they want to seek a degree
  • Individuals who would like to improve their competency in their current or future employment

Want to Register?

Access information for how to register.

  • Distance Education
  • Keith Hall, Suite 100
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2292
  • Toll Free: 800-640-7421
  • Fax: 724-357-7597
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.