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Expand Your Career Opportunities with an Advanced Degree

Our programs are designed for passionate individuals seeking advanced expertise and leadership roles in educational and social services. Through rigorous coursework, cutting-edge research opportunities, and practical field experiences, we aim to develop skilled professionals ready to tackle complex issues in school psychology, special education, and sociology. Our interdisciplinary approach fosters collaboration and innovation, empowering you to make significant contributions to your field. Join our dynamic community of scholars and practitioners to enhance your knowledge, advance your career, and create positive change in diverse environments.

The IUP Difference

Exceptional PhD Preparation. IUP alumni report that they were leaps and bounds ahead of their cohorts when they began their doctoral studies. The excellent faculty mentoring in the MA program made the difference.

Better than an MBA. When it comes to nonprofit and government agencies, the ALS PhD program curriculum and training has an advantage over the attributes of a traditional graduate business degree. This is excellent preparation if your wish is to move up the ladder in nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Evening Education. You may already hold a mid-career position and need flexibility. Our night classes allow you to fulfill the demands of a job while expanding your credentials.

Work With Your Classmates in a Collaborative Setting

“What made me return to this university for my graduate education is the sense of community within the Sociology Department. The faculty members have implemented a very collaborative structure in the MA program, in which people are less concerned with competing with each other and more so involved in elevating each other.”

Caitlyn Cook , BS in Sociology, MA in Sociology