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To apply for the PhD in Communications Media and Instructional Technology, begin by submitting your application with the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

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The link will take you to “IUP Admisisions Login.” Click on the link on the bottom that reads “First time user account creation” and request a Banner ID and pin. The application will be available after you login.

All applicants must submit the following materials for review to: Office of Admissions, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Stright Hall Room 121, 210 South Tenth St., IUP, Indiana, Pa. 15705, or via e-mail to

  • Recent official GRE or MAT scores that meet department minimum requirements
  • Official higher education transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Writing sample: a sample that reflects your ability to do academic work and research such as a published work, a paper presented at a professional conference, a major paper for a graduate level course or other academic writing;
  • Two letters of recommendation assessing your ability to work at the doctoral level
  • Professional goal statement addressing why you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in this area, your long-term professional goals, and preparations you are undertaking in anticipation of acceptance into the program.

The CMIT faculty admissions committee is currently reviewing completed applications and will continue that review until the cohort for the upcoming Fall semester is filled. Prospective students may continue to apply for Fall 2014 admission. Upon review of completed applications, the CMIT faculty admissions committee may invite the applicant to campus for an interview. The committee determines whether to accept, waitlist, or deny each applicant.

For information regarding graduate tuition and fees, please consult the Office of the Bursar listing of Graduate Tuition and Fees.

  • Department of Communications Media
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 121
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058
  • Phone: 724-357-2492
  • Fax: 724-357-5503
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.