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Join a Lifelong Network

Enroll at IUP to build your network with classmates, colleagues, and professors. You’ll join a family of 150,000 alumni across the globe, from school counselors and GIS experts to nonprofit leaders and artists. You can find them at top brands like TESLA, NASA, and Coca-Cola, or locally at S&T Bank, UPMC, and everywhere around you.

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Options to Meet Your Needs

Life gets busy, and fitting a graduate degree into it can be daunting. At IUP you’ll find the option that keeps you on track. Study at our main campus in Indiana, our Pittsburgh East location in Monroeville, or online.

Get accepted before you even start college in our 4+1 program, or start taking master’s level classes as an IUP junior in our early admissions program.

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Professors and Mentors

IUP professors are experts in their field, and they’re eager to pass along their expertise. They’ll roll up their sleeves to work by your side and take pride in your success.

Students and professors have worked together to: research the role of environmental bacteria in disease, build a geographic information system for acid mine drainage remediation planning, investigate social networking alongside young children, and much more.

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Resources and Services

Get funded for research, or get help setting up your surveys and visualizing your data in the Applied Research Lab. Join a writing group or a dissertation boot camp in our Kathleen Jones White Writing Center. Collaborate and work together in the Libraries’ new Graduate Research Room.

And if you still have questions, our Hawks Q&A Center provides answers to any questions you can think of.

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Earning your graduate degree is an investment. We’re here to help you afford it with reasonably priced tuition and with scholarships, assistantships, federal work-study positions, and financial aid.

Scholarships turn your academic achievement into financial support. Meanwhile, graduate assistantships and teaching associate positions let you earn a stipend and tuition discount while working in your field.

Find a Program that Matches Your Needs

Choose from 40+ master’s programs, 13 doctoral programs, or graduate certificates that match your aspirations. Earn your advanced degree online, at one of our three Western Pennsylvania locations, or in a hybrid format. Your work ethic, combined with our programs, will get you the credentials you need to succeed. 

Find Your Graduate Program

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You’ve heard about our graduate programs and you've learned about our expert professors. Now, take the first steps you need to become a master’s, doctoral, or graduate certificate student at IUP.


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$5 million+

in graduate assistantships and scholarships

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Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a graduate degree improves both your earning potential and your employment opportunities. Still, you need to make sure you can afford your education.

At IUP, we’re committed to helping you afford your graduate degree. In addition to our reasonable tuition, which has been frozen without an increase for four years, every master’s and doctoral program offers assistantships and scholarships.

Estimate your costs to attend IUP, then talk to our Graduate Admissions team and Financial Aid office about your options for additional aid.

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Graduate Admissions for International Students

IUP offers an ideal setting for international students looking to advance their education and career in the United States. Here, you’ll meet a vibrant and diverse community that consists of 24 percent non-White and international students. Resources like our Office of International Education and American Language Institute allow you to transition into a new country and culture.

Learn more about the application requirements, fees, and documents you’ll need to apply as a graduate student at IUP. You’ll also see important application deadlines to meet common visa and financial aid deadlines.

Additional Options for Graduate Students

Earn Graduate Credits for Military Training and Experience

Active and former service members can earn a graduate degree even faster through IUP’s Military Graduate Credits and Experience Policy. All of our master’s and doctoral programs may be able to consider your military training and experience on a case-by-case basis. 

Start Taking Graduate Classes While Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree at IUP

IUP students currently earning their bachelor’s degree can get a head start on a master’s degree in our Early Admission program. Once accepted into your master’s degree program of choice, you can use up to 40 percent of your graduate classes to count double for both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees beginning your junior year.

Earn Two Graduate Degrees from IUP at the Same Time

Optimize the time spent in graduate school by earning two master’s degrees from IUP in less time and at a lower cost. Students in our dual enrollment program can share up to 50 percent of credits earned in one degree with another master’s degree offered at IUP.

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