The Counseling Department will consider admitting international applicants at both campus locations using the criteria identified at the link below.

A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.8 or its equivalent, acceptable TOEFL scores, letters of recommendation, a goal statement, and evidence that their command of the English language are sufficient to meet counseling program demands. Applicants who meet these criteria may be accepted for admission after successfully participating in a virtual interview rather than attending the annual admissions workshop if geographical distance precludes their participation.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries may be accepted into the MEd School Counseling program. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Education will not grant school counselor certification to international students. You must be a United States citizen to gain school counselor certification through the state of Pennsylvania.

Students who are advanced to candidacy may, with advisor and counseling faculty approval, transfer to those counseling programs requiring practicum and field experience.

More information regarding admission requirements for international graduate students.

Please note: IUP considers all students who will enter the United States on F or J visas as “International Students” for admission purposes. International graduate applicants may be considered for admission to both Indiana (main campus) and Pittsburgh East campus locations.

International Applicant FAQ