Graduate 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.

    Application Deadlines

    While many of our graduate programs consider applicants on a rolling basis, several have specific application deadlines, which limit whether your application will be considered for your desired start term. In addition, IUP has application deadlines for international students, which depend on your geographic location. You can find a comprehensive list of all graduate application deadlines on our website. 

    Applying as an Undergraduate Student

    If you are currently in the final semester(s) of earning your bachelor's degree, you are welcome to apply before graduation. IUP undergraduate students can also take advantage of our early admission option.

    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 .

    Start your application process.