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SAHE Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 (3.0 preferred)
  • Graduate School Application Packet to be sent directly to the Graduate School:
    • IUP Graduate Admission application and application fee (IUP Graduate Admissions)
    • Official college transcript(s)
    • Goal statement
    • Two letters of reference:
      1. One letter from a faculty member to communicate your academic strengths and speak about your ability within the classroom (ideally a faculty member within your major or with whom you have had several classes). 
      2. One letter from a professional (preferably within student affairs). Please note, applicants who have been out of school for at least three years may elect to submit two professional letters of reference.
        Electronic submission of the letters is strongly encouraged. To submit electronically, send all reference letters to graduate-admissions@iup.edu. If your referee prefers to physically mail the recommendation, it should be sent to: IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research, Stright Hall, Room 101, 210 South Tenth Street, Indiana, PA 15705-1048.
    • For questions about these materials, please contact IUP Graduate Admissions at 724-357-2222 or graduate-admissions@iup.edu.
  • Additional SAHE department materials to be sent directly to the SAHE Department:
    • Personal Data Form
    • Statement of Interest in Student Affairs (differs from Graduate School Goal Statement): two to three double-spaced pages and should address the following:
      1. What motivated you to pursue a career in student affairs?
      2. What are your professional goals related to student affairs?
      3. How may your personal knowledge, skills, and experiences positively contribute to the IUP SAHE program?
    • Current resume
    • Submit SAHE department materials directly to the SAHE department (either as an e-mail attachment to sahe-admissions@iup.edu or via U.S. mail to the department address below).
    • For questions about these materials, please contact the SAHE department at sahe-admissions@iup.edu or the department chairperson, Dr. John Wesley Lowery at jlowery@iup.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies and Research at IUP operates under a “rolling admissions” process. As a result, SAHE applications are reviewed throughout the year.

Applications for the Fall 2015 cohort are now being accepted. The department will begin reviewing applications no later than November 1, 2014. Individuals are encouraged to apply to the SAHE program as early as possible to receive an early admissions decision.

All applications must be submitted by January 15, although submissions following the deadline may be considered under special circumstances. Applicants should also keep in mind that all materials must be submitted in order to participate in the department’s Visitation and Graduate Assistantship Interview days, scheduled for early March.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Student Affairs in Higher Education Department
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 206
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1251
  • Fax: 724-357-7821
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.