Admission Requirements for International Graduate Students

  • IUP offers numerous master’s and doctoral degree programs, and each one has different application requirements.

    IUP's Admissions Office oversees the admission process for graduate students, but there are additional requirements for international graduate applicants:

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  • Requirements

    International applicants are required to meet the standard admission requirements and application requirements.

    IUP considers all students who will enter the United States on F or J visas as “International Students” for admission purposes. International graduate applicants are not considered for admission to sites or locations other than the IUP main (Indiana) campus, unless taking courses online outside of the United States.

    International students are not admitted for summer terms unless they are applying to a “summers only program,” or they are already an IUP student.

  • International Application Deadlines:

    Fall:

    • July 1 (Africa)
    • July 15 (All others)
    • Mid-August (International students in the USA with good immigration status)

    Spring:

    • November 15 (Africa)
    • December 1 (All others)
    • Mid-January (International students in the USA with good immigration status)

    Graduate Provisional Program 

    The Graduate Provisional Program is designed for students who want to study English before starting a degree program at IUP.

    Students can receive provisional admission to select graduate programs (see below) at IUP while they study at the American Language intensive English program to meet the university’s language proficiency requirement.

    Applicants must meet all requirements for admission except proof of English proficiency. Prospective students should first complete the graduate application for their intended program of study and select Yes for the question asking if they wish to be considered for provisional admission. 

    Students can transition to full graduate admission by submitting a qualifying English exam score by successfully completing the Graduate Bridge Program. To enter the Graduate Bridge Program, students need department approval and a qualifying exam score (TOEFL ITP 500, TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 5.5).  Bridge students can demonstrate English proficiency by maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher in their ALI classes and in six credits of graduate coursework.

    Applicants who receive provisional admission have one year to meet English proficiency requirements for full admission.

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