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Admission Requirements

Students on the IUP campusApplicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale) if their bachelor’s degree was earned five or fewer years ago. If earned more than five years ago, the minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. The degree must be earned from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants who do not meet minimum undergraduate GPA criteria outlined above must submit an official Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 395 to be considered for program admission.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree only*

Applicants who do not meet the above minimum GPA requirement will undergo a second calculation of their last 60 undergraduate credits earned. An application can be considered for admission if the final 60 credits are at or above a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Applicants with an earned bachelor’s degree and earned graduate credits*

If an applicant earned 12 or more graduate credits from a regionally accredited institution and the cumulative graduate GPA is at or above 3.5, the completed file can be considered for admission.

A calculation of the last 60 undergraduate credits earned will be done if:

  • GPA from the graduate coursework is below the proposed average
  • Less than 12 graduate credits were earned

Applicants with an earned master’s or doctoral degree*

Can advance for admission consideration.

*If minimum criteria are not met, applicants will still be required to submit official MAT scores of at least 395 in order to advance for DR, unless programs require a higher GPA per their graduate catalog descriptions.

Some programs require a higher cumulative GPA than described above and require additional application information.

View additional requirements for international students.

Visit how to apply.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    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.