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Frequently Asked Questions about the Administration and Leadership Studies, DEd

  • On what date will the school administrator cohort begin?

    In summer 2018. 

    On what date will the college administrator cohort begin?

    In fall 2018. 

    Do I have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) for entrance into the ALS program?

    No, neither the GRE nor MAT is required for entrance into the ALS program.

    Can I transfer previously completed graduate credits into the program?

    No. This 60-credit, two-and-a-half-year academic package is designed to provide continuous skill development in leadership, writing, reading, and research. Faculty members who teach the required courses meet regularly to provide innovative and stimulating learning experiences.

    Can I enter the ALS program at any time?

    No. The program is based on a two-year recruitment cycle. The new cohort will begin in 2018. Public school administrators will begin classes during summer 2018. Higher education personnel will begin classes during fall 2018.

    When do classes meet?

    All classes meet five times per semester—on Fridays from noon to evening and on Saturdays throughout the day.

    Most classes will meet in room 138 of Stouffer Hall.

    How do I apply?

    Online application materials are available from the School of Graduate Studies and Research

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Admissions Office
    Sutton Hall, Suite 120
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
    Phone: 724-357-2222
    Fax: 724-357-4862

    How much does the program cost?

    Our program costs approximately $10,000 less than other 60-credit Educational Administration programs at other local universities. Here is a breakdown of the cost of 60 credits in Educational Leadership from our program and others:

    • IUP: $34,697
    • Duquesne: $62,940
    • Pitt: $50,280
    • Penn State: $47,040

    What types of financial aid are available?

    Graduate students may be eligible to finance their education through student loan programs, the Federal Work Study Program, state university employment, and/or graduate assistantships.

    More financial information for graduate admissions.

    What classes that I will be taking?

    Coursework for the Administration and Leadership Studies doctoral degree