How to Apply to Graduate School

  • How to Apply

    You’re ready to go for more, and now it’s time to take the first step.

    If you’re currently an undergraduate at IUP, be sure to check out our early admission process to get a head start on your career today.

    1. Set up Admissions Profile. If you haven’t set one up, you can create a profile now.
    2. Complete your online application
    3. Pay the Application Fee. The final step will require you to submit your nonrefundable $50 application fee. Current IUP undergraduate student can waive their application fee using promo code GFM. Note: Payment of the application fee and submitting your application triggers the additional items (such as goal statement and letters of recommendation) you need to complete your app. After this step, you will be able to see your required items on the Supplemental Items Listing page within your admissions profile.
    4. Upload Standard application requirements and any program-specific Items. 
  • Standard Application Requirements

    Please follow the following steps to submit your online application to IUP:

    • Apply online using your Admissions Profile.
      Note: You need to submit your application form and pay your application fee to see all required additional items you will need to complete the application.

    • Submit your nonrefundable $50 application fee (via the IUP Marketplace).
      Note: Payment of the application fee and submitting your application triggers the additional items (such as goal statement and letters of recommendation) you need to complete your app. After this step, you will be able to see your required items on the Supplemental Items Listing page within your admissions profile..

    • Request official transcripts from every college or university attended, including institutions from which a degree was not earned

    • Write and upload a goal statement

    • Request two letters of recommendation* using the online request form available on your Admissions Profile. Please do not send letters of recommendation on your own, and ask recommenders to include your full name (first name, middle initial, and last name) along with the program to which you are applying.

    All materials submitted in support of an application become the property of IUP. The university scans documents into an electronic application file and destroys the paper copy shortly after. We are unable to return any original documents to students.

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    For more information, contact graduate-admissions@iup.edu.

    *The MA in Employment and Labor Relations only requires one letter of recommendation to be considered for admission.