Admissions Process for IUP's Graduate Counseling Programs

See below for information on how to apply to IUP's Clinical Mental Health MA program, School Counseling MEd program, or Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program.

Master's (MA/MEd)


GPA Requirements

Master's program evaluation criteria require that applicants attain a 2.8 or above undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) for the MA and MEd degrees. Applicants with a GPA slightly below this requirement may directly contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Pollard-Kosidowski (bpollard@iup.edu), to inquire about submitting a GPA Waiver Request.

Goal Statement Guidelines

How to develop a Goal Statement for the application process

International Applicants

The Counseling Department will consider international applicants, including those from non-English-speaking countries, using the criteria outlined at the link above.

Admission Workshop Evaluation Process

Workshops for successfully screened applicants

Credential Evaluation Process, Master's

Counseling program evaluation criteria

Counseling Department Application Dates

Application dates to remember

Doctoral (PhD)


GPA Requirements

Doctoral program evaluation criteria require that applicants attain a 3.5 or above graduate grade point average (GGPA) for the PhD degree.

Goal Statement Guidelines

How to develop a Goal Statement for the application process

Academic Writing Sample

Applicants have two options for providing an academic writing sample. If available, applicants may share an academic writing example (i.e., research paper) from their master's program. If an applicant does not have an appropriate assignment to submit, they may choose one contemporary topic in the field of counseling about which to write a 5–7 page research paper using current APA format.

International Applicants

The Counseling Department will consider international applicants, including those from non-English-speaking countries, using the criteria outlined at the link above.

Admission Interview Evaluation Process

Interviews for successfully screened applicants

Credential Evaluation Process, Doctoral

Counseling program evaluation criteria

Counseling Department Application Dates

Application dates to remember