Our Mission

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a doctoral research university. As such, the School of Graduate Studies and Research provides strategic leadership for all graduate programs and for quality research and scholarship, within and outside the university. It also assists with marketing faculty talent and university capabilities to external audiences and nurturing partnerships with outside agencies and businesses.

Our Vision

The School of Graduate Studies and Research will, in collaboration with the university community and the IUP Research Institute, focus the university's intellectual resources on addressing the needs of the state, the region, the nation, and the world while providing the infrastructure our students need to meet their academic goals.

Our Commitment

To give our mission life, the School of Graduate Studies and Research will:

  • Provide clear direction for research and graduate education.
  • Act as the universitywide advocate for research, graduate students, and graduate education.
  • Administer graduate programs and ensure compliance with university policies pertaining to graduate education.
  • Work with the University-Wide Graduate Committee to develop, review, and assess graduate courses, programs, and policies.
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve the research infrastructure of the university, including the university's centers and institutes.
  • Work with faculty, departments, and colleges to define and promote the university's research agenda through grant opportunities and partnerships.
  • Initiate innovative programs, sustain high-quality programs, and promote continuous improvement of all master's- and doctoral-level programs (or graduate programs).
  • Enhance research through support for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and university research policies and procedures.
  • Advance research through supporting technology transfer, intellectual property development, and the professional growth of research faculty.
  • Support graduate faculty development and innovation.