Program Changes

  • To ensure their quality and relevance, graduate programs at IUP are subject to review and change by duly appointed and responsible university groups.

    Because of this, the university recognizes that provisions must be made to prevent hardship to students already enrolled in programs if changes later occur in specific or general program requirements. Students affected by changes in programs, policies, and regulations are therefore given the option of following those requirements in effect when the student was first enrolled in the program or those in effect at the time of expected graduation. The student cannot, of course, combine chosen elements of the two. Should a question of rule interpretation arise with respect to changes, the student, the student’s advisor, or both should petition the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research for a decision about which requirements apply.