Grad School Possibilities for IUP Undergraduates

More IUP. More you.

Five Steps to Go for More with Grad School at IUP

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Current IUP students will not have to pay the $50 application fee. Get details on this waiver.

Earn your master's or doctoral degree. With an advanced degree from IUP, you can enhance your career options, earning potential, and personal development.

Take these five steps to Go For More.

Step 1: Find Your Perfect Program Match

Grad school is all about finding the right program. We offer more than 60 certificates, master's, and doctoral programs. That means you're sure to find a degree that fits your needs.

You can choose to increase your expertise in your current major. Or you can go in a different direction, like adding an MBA to your language degree to raise your business acumen. Browse our graduate programs to find the perfect match for you.

Step 2: Research Program and Application Details

Once you've found a program that fits your needs, start your research on it. Look specifically at the following factors:

  • Career opportunities in this field of study

  • Part- and full-time options depending on your needs

  • Time required for an average week of study

  • Time required to earn your graduate degree

  • Specific application requirements for this program

  • Application deadlines and details

You don't have to be a 4.0 student to attend graduate school. Our programs are competitive, and our typical admitted student has a college GPA just above 3.0. But we understand that life happens. That's why we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application.

Don't let a number stand in your way. If you're thinking about grad school, we can try to help you get there. Contact our office at to discuss your options regarding our application requirements.

Step 3: Submit Your Application and Save Your App Fee

First, learn the general steps needed to apply for grad school at IUP. Based on these steps, create your IUP Admissions Profile and submit an application to your certificate, master's, or doctoral program of choice.

Attention, current IUP students: you will not have to pay the $50 application fee typically required for a graduate application. Instead, simply enter the waiver code GFM at the end of your application form, when prompted for payment.

Step 4: Upload Supplemental Items—No Transcript Required!

After submitting your application, you will need a few extra items to complete it:

  • A goal statement that explains why you want to join the program.

  • Letters of recommendation from professors and/or professional contacts.

  • Any additional items based on the program for which you're applying.

Attention, current IUP students: you will not need your official transcripts as part of your application. Our admissions team will pull these on your behalf.

Step 5: Secure Your Funding

Paying for grad school will be one of your most important considerations in the application process. Two options can help you make it more affordable.

  1. Inform yourself about potential graduate assistantships for your program. Assistantships offer practical experience while also waiving part or all of your tuition depending on your award.

  2. Find a scholarship for your field of interest. You can find a list of scholarships on our website, or use Sallie Mae's free scholarship search tool to get started.

If you're still unsure of what to do after graduation from IUP, consider Going for More. In taking these five steps, you can maximize your career, earnings, and personal potential.

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