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Additional Application Requirements

Additional application requirements, by program, are:

  • Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors (PhD): GRE scores, résumé, writing sample, three letters of recommendation
  • Adult and Community Education (MA) and Communications Technology Track: Résumé
  • Applied Archaeology (MA): GRE scores
  • Art (MA, MFA): Slides
  • Business (MBA): GMAT scores
  • Business (Executive Track MBA): Résumé, GMAT scores(waived for those with four or more years professional experience)
  • Business/Workforce, (MEd): GMATor GRE Scores
  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD): Three letters of recommendation, GRE scores(subject test not required)
  • Communications Media and Instructional Technology (PhD): GRE scores, résumé, and writing sample
  • Composition and TESOL (PhD): Three letters of recommendation are preferred; two are required; goal statement that describes the applicant's research interests and goals for doctoral studies (about three pages, double-spaced); Curriculum Vita (CV) or résumé.
  • Criminology (Ph.D): Three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, writing sample
  • Curriculum and Instruction (DEd): Online writing sample and five-minute video presentation, submitted directly to the Department of Professional Studies in Education.
  • Education (MEd): The information session is encouraged, not mandatory.
  • Educational Psychology (MEd) and School Psychology certification: GRE scores
  • Food and Nutrition (MS): GRE scores
  • Geography (MS): GRE scores
  • History (MA): GRE scores
  • Music Education (MA): Photocopy of current teacher certification in music education (submitted directly to the Department of Music)
  • Music Performance (MA): Schedule performance audition (contact performance area faculty directly)
  • Nursing (PhD): GRE scoresincluding analytical writing; current nursing license; current curriculum vitae
  • Safety Sciences (MS): Résumé
  • Safety Sciences (PhD): Three letters of recommendation, résumé, GRE, writing sample (thesis, articles, reports, etc) and minimum graduate grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
  • School Psychology (DEd): post-certification applicants: GRE scores; Praxis II School Psychology Exam
  • Sociology (MA): GRE scores
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MS): GRE scores- New GRE test taken on or after August 1, 2011: 145 minimum verbal reasoning, 145 minimum quantitative reasoning, 3.5-4.0 analytical writing, and an undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 or higher. GRE taken before August 1, 2011: Combined score of 900 or higher and undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 or higher. Goal Statement (Essay) must address this prompt: Describe a time that you have been of significant benefit to another person.
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education (MA): Résumé, Personal Data Form(available in Electronic or Print versions), student affairs interest statement (submitted directly to the department).

For more information, contact Graduate Admissions at graduate-admissions@iup.edu.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the department administering their program of interest to learn more about additional requirements.

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    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.