Preparation for Graduate School

  • Preparation for Graduate School

    Smart Choice for Those Headed to Medical School, Law School, or Graduate School

    If medical school, law school, or graduate school is in your future, the Cook Honors College at IUP is a smart choice. You get a transformational education that gives you the critical writing, listening, and thinking skills to stand out.

    Earning your bachelor’s degree through the Cook Honors College is a strong college decision that takes into consideration your total higher-education costs.

    Stronger Applications and Interviews 

    Through the honors core, you’ll strengthen the writing and communication skills needed for applications and admissions interviews for medical schools, law schools, and graduate programs. Because of the more challenging, scholarly format of core classes, your professors are excellent sources for letters of reference.

    With help from the Achievement Fund, you may also be able to study abroad or do an internship that strengthens your application and expands the topics you can discuss at an interview.

    Some of the Schools Our Students Attended After the Honors College

  • Graduate and Medical Schools

    American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York
    American University
    Antioch New England Graduate School
    Appalachian State University
    Arizona State University
    Armed Forces School of Music
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    Bard College 
    Boston College
    Boston University—School of Medicine
    Bowling Green State University
    California Institute of Technology
    California State University—Northridge
    California State University—Sacramento
    California University of Pennsylvania
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western University
    Chatham College
    College Misericordia 
    College of William and Mary
    Concordia University—Montreal, Canada
    Cornell University
    Drexel University
    Drexel University—College of Medicine
    Duke University
    Duquesne University
    East Carolina University
    Eastern Mennonite Seminary
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Fairleigh-Dickinson University
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    Gannon University—Erie
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia State University
    Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
    Harvard University
    Holy Family University
    Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan
    Indiana University—Bloomington
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Iowa State University
    James Madison University
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY
    Johns Hopkins University
    LaRoche College
    LaSalle University
    Lehigh University
    Logan University—St. Louis
    Loyola College of Maryland
    Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    Marshall University
    Marywood University
    Methodist College—Pennsylvania
    Methodist University
    Michigan State University
    Middlebury Language Institute—Vermont
    New College of California
    New York University
    North Carolina Central University
    Northern Arizona University
    Northwestern Michigan University
    Northwestern University
    Ohio State University
    Ohio State University—School of Veterinary Medicine
    Ohio State—School of Dentistry
    Ohio University
    Oklahoma University
    Old Dominion University
    OSRAM Sylvania
    Pace University
    Penn State University
    Penn State College of Medicine
    Penn State—Forest Resource/Watershed
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Point Park College
    Portland State University
    Pratt Institute
    Princeton University
    Purdue University
    Rockefeller University
    Rowan University
    Rutgers University
    Salus University—Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    San Jose State University
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Seton Hall
    Seton Hill University
    Simmons College
    Southern Connecticut State University
    Southern Methodist University
    Stanford University
    Strayer University
    SUNY Buffalo
    Syracuse University
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Temple University
    Texas A&M
    Thomas Jefferson University—Jefferson Medical College
    Tiffin University
    Towson University
    Tulane University
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    University of Alabama—Birmingham
    University of Albany
    University of Arizona
    The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
    University of Baltimore
    University of British Columbia
    University of Buffalo
    University of California—Berkeley
    University of California—San Diego
    University of California—Santa Cruz
    University of Chicago
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Colorado—Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Dallas
    University of Delaware
    University of Georgia
    University of Hawaii
    University of Illinois—Springfield
    University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
    University of Kansas
    University of Maastricht—Netherlands
    University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
    University of Maryland—Baltimore County
    University of Maryland—College Park
    University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
    University of Minnesota
    University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
    University of Montana
    University of Nebraska—Lincoln
    University of Nevada
    University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of New Mexico
    University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina—Greensboro
    University of Oregon
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Reno
    University of Rhode Island
    University of Saint Louis
    University of South Carolina
    University of South Florida
    University of Southern California
    University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine
    University of Sussex
    University of Tennessee
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Virginia
    University of Wisconsin—Madison
    University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
    Utah State University
    Vanderbilt University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Tech
    Walden University
    Washington State University
    Washington University—St. Louis
    West Virginia University
    Western Illinois University
    Western Michigan University
    Wilmington University
    Wilson College

  • Law Schools

    American University — Washington College of Law
    Boston College — School of Law 
    Capital University Law School
    Catholic University of America Law School
    Drake Law School
    Duke University — School of Law 
    Duquesne University — School of Law
    George Washington University — School of Law 
    *Georgetown University — School of Law 
    Penn State Dickinson School of Law 
    Rutgers — Camden School of Law 
    Temple University School of Law 
    Tulane University Law School 
    University of Chicago Law School
    University of Maryland — Carey 
    University of Miami School of Law
    University of Minnesota School of Law
    University of Pennsylvania Law School
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    University of Virginia — School of Law
    University of Wisconsin — Madison School of Law
    Vanderbilt University
    Vermont Law School
    Villanova University Law School
    Yeshiva — Cardozo Law School


    Brunel University—London, United Kingdom
    Cambridge University—United Kingdom
    Karlova Univerzita—Prague, Czech Republic
    Oxford University—United Kingdom
    Queens University—Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Trinity Medical School—West Indies
    Universidad de las Americas—Puebla, Mexico
    University of Nancy—France
    University of Turku—Finland
    Westfälische Wilhelms Universität (Medical School)—Münster, Germany