Cohort Programs

  • Cohorts

    Some graduate programs at IUP utilize a cohort format, where students begin their program during the same semester, attend all required courses together, and complete the program as a group.

    This format establishes an invaluable professional network among students, while also providing structure in terms of class schedule. Many, but not all of our cohort-model programs are designed for working professionals.

    The list below includes all of our cohort-modeled programs, sorted by location, along with the nearest admission term for these programs. Learn more about application deadlines for our cohort-model programs.

    Indiana, PA Campus

    Administration and Leadership Studies (DEd)

    Summer admission: (Public School cohort); Summer 2020 is the next start term.
    Fall admission: (Higher Education cohort); Fall 2020 is the next start term.

    Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors (PhD)

    Every two years (even years); Summer admission only
    Summer 2020 is the next start term
    Application deadline: February 15

    Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)

    Fall 2019
    Applications will be reviewed until all available seats in the cohort are filled.

    Curriculum and Instruction (DEd)

    Fall 2020

    Nursing (PhD)

    Summer 2020     

    Nursing (DNP–PhD Pathway)

    Summer 2020


    IUP Pittsburgh East (Pittsburgh Area)

    Business (PhD)

    Fall 2020

    Business Administration, Executive Track (MBA)

    Fall 2019 

    Curriculum and Instruction (DEd)

    Fall 2019 


    Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, Pa.

    Administration and Leadership Studies (PhD)

    Every two years (odd years); Summer admission only
    Summer 2019 is the next start term

    Curriculum and Instruction (DEd)

    Fall 2019

    Nursing (PhD)

    Summer 2019

    Nursing (DNP–PhD Pathway)

    Summer 2019     


    Distance Learning (Online Programs)

    Criminology (MA)

    Fall 2019

    Safety Sciences (PhD)

    Summer 2019     


    Johnstown — offered at Penn Highlands Community College

    Business Administration, Executive Track (MBA)

    Spring 2020   


    Northpointe Campus

    Business Administration, Executive Track (MBA)

    Spring 2020