Reduce the time it takes to earn your master’s degree! Our Early Admission program is designed for IUP undergraduate students who want to continue their studies in a graduate program at the university.
In our Early Admissions program, you can begin to earn your master’s while still working toward your bachelor’s degree. If you have a 3.25 GPA or higher, and have earned at least 15 credits in your major, you can apply during the semester in which you
will earn your 90th credit—usually the spring of your junior year.
Once accepted into your master’s program of choice, you can use up to 40 percent of your graduate classes to satisfy the requirements of your undergraduate degree. In short, applying to Early Admissions allows your graduate classes to count double, reducing
the time it takes to earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degree. Visit IUP’s Graduate Catalog for the complete
Early Admission to Graduate Program Policy.
The following graduate programs are currently accepting early admission applications from qualifying IUP students:
MS in Applied Mathematics
MA in Art
MFA in Art
MS in Biology
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MEd in Business/Workforce Development
PSM in Applied and Industrial Chemistry
MA in Criminology
MA in English, Composition and Literature
MA in English, Literature
MA in English, TESOL
MS in Food and Nutrition
MS in Geography
MEd in Health and Physical Education
MS in Health Services Administration
MA in Human Resources and Employment Relations
MA in Instructional Design and Technology
MEd in LiteracyMEd in Mathematics Education
MA in Music Performance
MS in Nursing
MA in Public Affairs
MS in Safety Sciences
MA in Sociology
MS in Sport ScienceMS in Strategic Communication
Once all supplemental items are received, the completed applications will be sent to the graduate
program coordinator/committee for a final graduate admission decision.
If you are currently receiving financial aid, applying for Early Admission may affect your aid. Please contact the
Office of Financial Aid to discuss the potential impact during the fourth/final year of undergraduate study, the time during which you would be taking both undergraduate
and graduate level coursework simultaneously. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 724-357-2218.