On what date will the next admitted public school and higher education (P-16) cohort begin?

The next admitted cohort (Cohort 21), comprised of both public school and higher education administrators, will begin in summer 2020.

Do I have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) for entrance into the ALS program?

No, neither the GRE nor MAT is required for entrance into the ALS program.

Can I transfer previously completed graduate credits into the program?

No. This 60-credit, two-and-a-half-year academic package is designed to provide continuous skill development in leadership, writing, reading, and research. Faculty members who teach the required courses meet regularly to provide innovative and stimulating learning experiences.

Can I enter the ALS program at any time?

No. The program is based on a two-year recruitment cycle. The new cohort will begin in 2018. Public school administrators will begin classes during summer 2018. Higher education personnel will begin classes during fall 2018.

When do classes meet?

All classes meet five times per semesteron Fridays from noon to evening and on Saturdays throughout the day.

Most classes will meet in room 138 of Stouffer Hall.

How do I apply?

Online application materials are available from the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Admissions Office
Sutton Hall, Suite 120
1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-2222
Fax: 724-357-4862

When and for how long are applications being accepted?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. The preferred deadline is February 1, 2020. Each new cohort will begin in the summer, beginning with summer 2020. Cohorts will no longer start in the fall term.

Are graduate assistantships available, and what is the process for applying?

Graduate assistantships (GAs) are available and are awarded through a departmental selection process. Program applicants who are interested in a GA position should indicate this interest when they apply to the DEd in ALS program.

In the spring semester of each year, the Professional Studies in Education Department provides a departmental GA application to interested students who are currently in the program and to accepted future students who express an interest in a GA position through their program application (only those who are accepted and enrolled may apply).

The departmental application and resume are submitted to the program coordinator by the established deadline. PSE faculty then review applications and make GA selections from the pool of applicants.

GA positions are offered on a yearly basis, and students must reapply each year. A GA award in any given year does not guarantee future awards.

How much does the program cost?

Here is information about Graduate Tuition and Fees.

What types of financial aid are available?

Graduate students may be eligible to finance their education through student loan programs, the Federal Work Study Program, state university employment, and/or graduate assistantships.

More financial information for graduate admissions.