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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, signed and dated
    • Two letters of reference: One letter from a faculty member to communicate your academic strengths and one letter from a professional. (applicants who have been out of school for five years may submit two professional references)
    • For questions about these materials please contact IUP Graduate Admissions at 724-357-2222 or
  • Additional SAHE department materials to be sent directly to the SAHE Department:
    1. Personal Data Form
    2. Statement of Interest in Student Affairs, which differs from Graduate School Goal Statement. The SAHE statement of interest is more specific and should highlight your interest and reasons for pursuing student affairs as your graduate program.
    3. Current resume
    4. Submit SAHE department materials directly to the SAHE department (either as an e-mail attachment to or via U.S. mail to the department address below).
    5. For questions about these materials please contact the SAHE department at or the department chairperson, Dr. John Wesley Lowery, at 724-357-4535 (

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. 

We are no longer accepting new applications for the Fall 2014 cohort.

Individuals interested in the SAHE program are encouraged to apply as early as possible each year, prior to January 15, in order to participate in the department’s Visitation and Graduate Assistant Interview days, scheduled for mid-Spring.  

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.