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The online Adult and Community Education master’s program adds a versatile graduate degree to your qualifications. Students of the program share how the program gave them a convenient, cost-effective education that enhanced their credentials. Read more
The online Adult and Community Education master’s program adds a versatile graduate degree to your qualifications. Students of the program share how the program gave them a convenient, cost-effective education that enhanced their credentials.

We offer this program 100 percent online so you can align your professional advancement with your life and career.

It’s rare that students in our Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education program have time for classes during the day. Our students are nurses, police officers, community organizers, corporate managers, engineers, technicians, and human resource professionals. Though from many fields, they’re alike in one way: They're busy people who want to expand their career opportunities.

That’s why we offer this two-year program online so you can keep your job while you develop your teaching and training skills.

You’ll be part of a cohort, and courses are designed to promote a high degree of interaction with your professor and fellow students. In addition, you’ll have the time and guidance to make sure you develop your unique set of skills that will help further your individual career goals.

The IUP Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education is the oldest program of its kind in the United States.
-Acquire a balance of academic courses, individual research, and practical field experience from this 36-semester-hour program.
-Complete the program part-time in two years by taking two courses per semester for six semesters.
-Choose whether you want to complete the thesis or non-thesis option. Students in the non-thesis option are required to take a comprehensive exam.
-Complete a required six-semester-hour theory-to-practice internship that enables you to transfer what you've learned in class to a real-world setting. You'll develop a “learning contract” which is approved by a faculty advisor and a supervisor at the internship site. You'll be able to complete the internship without its interfering with your current employment.

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IUP’s new two-year interdisciplinary graduate degree prepares you for an emerging trend in the job market. A combination of science coursework and professional skills courses in management, marketing, and communications will advance your career to new heights. Read more
IUP’s new two-year interdisciplinary graduate degree prepares you for an emerging trend in the job market. A combination of science coursework and professional skills courses in management, marketing, and communications will advance your career to new heights.

Following completion of science proficiency courses, you’ll take professional development courses designed to augment your scientific knowledge with communication, business, and management skills to better prepare you to meet the technology challenges of a company.

The PSM internship allows you to gain hands-on industry experience and lets you earn your degree while working full time. The internship gives you experience in managing the breakthroughs created by your company’s research teams. You’ll interact with scientific researchers and business managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments.

The PSM in Applied and Industrial Chemistry provides the skill set necessary for linking scientific operations with management decisions and marketing strategies.

The PSM degree will prepare you to:
-Master non-science subjects in business, communications, and information technology.
-Interact with scientific researchers and business managers through your internship, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments.
-Access a wide assortment of modern instrumentation for research and to fulfill IUP coursework requirements.

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The MA in Applied Archaeology includes 36 hours of graduate coursework. You will take a required, common core of 15 credits, plus 15 credits of electives, and six credits of thesis and/or internship. Read more
The MA in Applied Archaeology includes 36 hours of graduate coursework. You will take a required, common core of 15 credits, plus 15 credits of electives, and six credits of thesis and/or internship.

Students who enter the program usually hold a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, history, geography, or a related field. Depending on your undergraduate coursework, you may be required to take courses as a condition of your admission to prepare for the program, especially an archaeological field school. You must also meet all the requirements of the graduate school and take the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) before admission.

There is no deadline for admission; student applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. However, the deadline for applications for financial aid, including graduate assistantships, is March 15.

As a student you will:
-Get specialized training in technical skills such as human osteology, faunal analysis, artifact analysis, and geophysical survey, in which you use electrical resistivity, magnetometers, and ground-penetrating radar.
-Learn subjects critical for professional archaeologists, including preservation law, ethics, business, and archaeological methods.
-Develop the writing skills to prepare technical reports and publications for the general public.
-Complete a thesis, which may be in the form of a cultural resource management (CRM) report or a policy study of a cultural resource issue.

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The practical application of mathematics is a cornerstone of industry, business, research, and government services. Ideal candidates for the MS in Applied Mathematics program have completed a calculus sequence, an introductory course in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability and statistics. Read more
The practical application of mathematics is a cornerstone of industry, business, research, and government services.

Ideal candidates for the MS in Applied Mathematics program have completed a calculus sequence, an introductory course in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability and statistics. Computer programming skill is also required.

-Core courses include deterministic models in operations research, mathematical statistics, and analysis for applied mathematics.
-Choose from a broad range of electives such as complex variables, applied regression analysis, applied statistical methods, nonlinear programming models, advanced simulation, and more.
-Completion requires a minimum of 27 credits of coursework in addition completing a thesis or an internship.
-Our faculty members will help you find the most appropriate internship. Many graduates have accepted full-time employment with their internship companies after graduation.

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Work within a collaborative environment to expand your approach to art, challenge your innovation, develop your skills within and across media and processes, and realize your individual vision. Read more
Work within a collaborative environment to expand your approach to art, challenge your innovation, develop your skills within and across media and processes, and realize your individual vision.

Whether your goal is to teach art at the university level, fulfill your certification requirements as an art teacher, or create a body of work ready for exhibition at professional galleries, the graduate art programs at IUP have the facilities, faculty, and culture to help take your art to its highest level.

THE MA IN ART

This one-year program enables you to:
-Develop your portfolio for an MFA program
-Teach at community colleges
-Work in galleries
-Fulfill PDE Level II Certification requirements as an art teacher

THE MFA IN ART

This three-year program prepares you for:
-Professional practice and teaching in higher education
-Exhibition of your work in the professional art and design world

THE IUP DIFFERENCE

Cross-disciplinary collaboration. While you specialize in a discipline, art faculty and students from other art disciplines critique your work within a collaborative studio environment.

Balance between the fine arts and the traditional craft arts. In addition to our strength in the more popular fine arts, we have a commitment to highly specialized programs of study such as metal and wood.

The art faculty. With 15 full-time members—a carefully chosen group of renowned scholars in their specialties, internationally respected artists covering a broad range of disciplines, and commercially successful designers—are dedicated to teaching you. We do offer a few assistantships.

Galleries and museum. Faculty and students exhibit works in galleries that also host national and international exhibitions.

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Your biology skills have the power to affect global citizens throughout the world. The interaction and compatibility of living systems is the key to existence. Read more
Your biology skills have the power to affect global citizens throughout the world. The interaction and compatibility of living systems is the key to existence. A graduate degree enhances your occupational outlook and ability to improve the world as we know it.

The MS in Biology builds on your core knowledge and guides you in the direction of related medical fields, academics, government services, or industry.

The MS degree allows you to:
-Pursue a thesis or a non-thesis path.
-Collaborate with an international group of students and professors.
-Develop unique field research for professional presentation.

MS IN BIOLOGY, ACCELERATED TRACK

This program speeds you toward your goal of completing graduate studies. This track is open to qualified undergraduates at IUP with a strong interest in the biological science offered at IUP. If you have a 3.0 or better overall GPA and strong letters of recommendation, you can select a faculty mentor, identify a research project, and declare your intent to enter the program during your junior year. You will work toward both your BS and MS degree in your senior year. Gain your MS with approximately one year of post-baccalaureate study as opposed to the two years usually required in the traditional track.

With the MS/Accelerated Track degree, you:
-Complete an original body of research described in a thesis under the direction of a thesis advisor and the guidance of a thesis advisory committee.
-Prepare for technical jobs in industrial and academic settings.
-Lay the groundwork for advanced, doctoral pursuits in first-rate graduate or professional schools.

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Our MBA is a comprehensive and dynamic leadership program for the global market. The IUP main campus MBA is designed for recent graduates along with junior-level executives seeking an advanced master's program to prepare them for a career in business and management. Read more
Our MBA is a comprehensive and dynamic leadership program for the global market.

MBA

The IUP main campus MBA is designed for recent graduates along with junior-level executives seeking an advanced master's program to prepare them for a career in business and management.

MBA Executive Track

The MBA Executive Track allows experienced managers to earn an MBA while continuing their working careers. We offer a hybrid program of both online and classroom instruction. Classes are offered at three Pennsylvania locations: Monroeville, Johnstown, and our Northpointe campus.

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Plot the academic course that meets your professional needs by choosing from three options built into the MEd in Business/Workforce Development. Read more
Plot the academic course that meets your professional needs by choosing from three options built into the MEd in Business/Workforce Development.

Select from a business specialization with a possible path toward teaching certification, a workforce specialization focusing on training and technology, and an administrative specialization targeting curriculum development and supervision of vocational programs.

Designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of individuals, this program includes a common core of 18 credits, plus 12 credits of courses in your specialization that meet your professional needs and interest.

BUSINESS SPECIALIZATION

The Business specialization is of interest to individuals desiring to enhance their knowledge of pedagogy, study current business issues and trends, and expand the use of technology in the learning environment. In addition, an opportunity is available for an individual to complete the requirements for initial Pennsylvania K-12 teaching certification in Business, Computer, and Information Technology (business education). This opportunity requires the completion of additional course work beyond the 30 credits required for the MEd.

WORKFORCE SPECIALIZATION

The Workforce specialization is of interest to individuals desiring to broaden their understanding of business, to enhance their knowledge of industry training, and to update their understanding of new technologies used in the workforce.

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIZATION

The Administrative specialization provides an option for candidates interested in curriculum development and supervision of vocational programs. An enhancement of this specialization is the opportunity to complete the requirements for Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as a supervisor of vocational education. This opportunity requires the completion of additional coursework beyond the 30 credits required for the MEd.

Courses can be taken on either a full- or part-time basis, with classes offered during the evening; a full schedule of course offerings is available in the summer. Needs of each student are addressed through individual attention, flexible scheduling, and opportunities for original research.

Upon admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the student is assigned an advisor to assist in tailoring the program to meet individual goals. This flexibility is a key feature of the program.

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Your compassion for others and willingness to help are prerequisites for this growing field of personal counseling. Young people and adults in transition will all benefit from the creative, clinical skills you develop at IUP. Read more
Your compassion for others and willingness to help are prerequisites for this growing field of personal counseling. Young people and adults in transition will all benefit from the creative, clinical skills you develop at IUP.

PROGRAM ALSO OFFERED AT THE MONROEVILLE CAMPUS

The MA program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is also available at the Monroeville campus. It is a 60-credit degree designed to prepare students to work in a variety of settings, including mental health centers, drug and alcohol treatment programs, specialized community agencies, rehabilitation programs, correctional institutions, health care settings, and business and industry.

COUNSELING PROFESSION IS GROWING

Our program gives you the skills you'll need to work in a number of settings, including mental health centers, drug and alcohol treatment programs, specialized community agencies, private practice, vocational or rehabilitation programs, correctional institutions, health care settings, social services, business, and industry. The 60-credit-hour program includes a series of counseling skills courses, including individual and group practicums, and a 600-hour field experience under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.

The counseling curriculum is based on the educational standards as set forth by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Students who successfully complete their course work will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam. Upon passing the exam, students will be board-eligible counselors.

Prospective students for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling must meet departmental admissions requirements and procedures in addition to those of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Prospective students should contact the department to determine these requirements. Applicants are required to attend an admission workshop as the final step in the admissions process. Workshops are held two times a year, and applicants should contact the department to obtain the dates of workshops and deadlines for applications to reach the department.

The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The program philosophy is to approach helping from an educational and developmental perspective, emphasizing prevention and promoting enrichment in people's lives while also providing skills for effective intervention. The wide variety of employment settings in which our graduates are found reflects this developmental, preventative, and interventionist focus.

THE MA DEGREE WILL PREPARE YOU TO

-Acquire the state and national licensure needed to practice.
-Broaden your view of multicultural issues with regard to mental health.
-Assist youth and adults who suffer from drug and alcohol abuse.
-Guide individuals through career planning and career transitions.
-Obtain necessary training as an individual, group, and systems counselor.
-Find work in the following settings: mental health and substance abuse clinics, forensics settings, private practice, consultation services, and career counseling programs.
-Pursue a doctoral degree in counselor education or counseling psychology.
-Be a part of an occupation that is projected to have a “much faster than average” job growth through 2022, with a 16 percent growth rate in Pennsylvania.

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Prepare for a competitive job market with our unique MA in Composition and Literature, gaining expertise in both subfields of English. Read more
Prepare for a competitive job market with our unique MA in Composition and Literature, gaining expertise in both subfields of English.

We are the only master's degree program in English of this kind in the mid-Atlantic region. Our program provides a broad exposure to scholarship and pedagogy in composition and in literature, preparing you to excel in a variety of occupations, including teaching at the community college level or advanced doctoral work.

WHAT THE MA IN COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE OFFERS

-Our unparalleled commitment to innovative pedagogy will provide you with experience building course syllabi, lesson plans, and your own teaching philosophies.
-Students can tailor this MA to their own interests within the field, choosing from a variety of courses.
-Graduates of the MA in Composition and Literature program are uniquely qualified for positions at teaching and community colleges or for PhD work in either literature or composition.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

-Specialty in literary theory
-High job placement rates
-Summers-only option for academic residency
-Experienced, dedicated faculty; emphasis on teaching
-Individualized, comprehensive examinations
-Friendly, supportive community; down-to-earth atmosphere

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For over 20 years, the IUP Master's in Criminology program has prepared students like you for administrative and research careers in the criminal justice system. Read more
For over 20 years, the IUP Master's in Criminology program has prepared students like you for administrative and research careers in the criminal justice system. For those of you who want to go on and pursue doctoral studies, the MA program provides a solid foundation from one of the top criminology and criminal justice programs in the country.

To graduate you will be required to complete 30 semester hours. You may choose between a thesis or non-thesis curriculum. The thesis option requires that you complete a six-credit thesis. The non-thesis option requires that you complete six hours of elective course work, for both the online and on-campus programs.

To gain admittance you must:
-Demonstrate a sound understanding of criminological theory and the criminal justice system.
-Have knowledge gained through experience within the justice system, by specialized training or by completing graduate or undergraduate studies in a related field.
-Apply by March 15 for best consideration. Students begin the program in the fall term. (The online program allows full-time students to being in the fall and part-time students to begin in the spring.)

MA IN CRIMINOLOGY

-Prepare for advanced positions in federal, state, and local law enforcement and corrections; federal and county probation and parole; juvenile justice, and more.
-Develop a foundation for doctoral study to become a future college and university professor and researcher.
-Engage in the rigorous study of criminology theory, legal issues, organizational dynamics, research methodology, quantitative analysis, and ethical and philosophical issues in criminology.

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This program meets the needs of PreK-12 and/or other professionals who are teaching at places like Head Start, alternative and charter schools, or community colleges, where certification is not required. Read more
This program meets the needs of PreK-12 and/or other professionals who are teaching at places like Head Start, alternative and charter schools, or community colleges, where certification is not required. The flexible option (not currently available) allows you to join a cohort or complete the program at your own pace.

The MEd program in Education prepares you to be a “teacher leader” in your classroom, school, and community.
-Continue to teach while you earn your MEd degree. Attend interactive team-taught classes one evening per week in fall and spring, and two evenings a week in summer 1.
-Complete the program at your own pace with our flexible program options.
-Access course work that helps you master topics relating to curriculum development, technology integration, instruction in an inclusive classroom, and teacher leadership.
-Impact the lives of those in your classroom and school by 1) actively working to improve student achievement and confidence, 2) keeping abreast of the field of education, and 3) using your research skills to strengthen classroom instruction and management.
-Expand your professional network by embracing the cohort approach and small-classroom environment.
-IUP is an Act 48-approved provider for Pennsylvania educators, so the courses for the master's in Education may count toward professional development hours.

PROGRAM FORMAT OPTIONS

You may tailor the Master in Education program to meet your needs by choosing one of the options listed below:

-Customary Cohort Approach: Once students are accepted to the program, they matriculate through it by taking a six-credit hour course each semester with the same cohort of students. Students who complete all course requirements graduate in two years.

-Flexible Approach: Once students are accepted to the program, they matriculate through it at their own pace by taking courses with different cohorts, each semester, in a sequence and location (Indiana or Monroeville) of their choice. Coursework must be completed over a period of five years. Students who take two courses a semester could complete the program in one year. Please note that this option is not currently available.

-Needs-Based Approach: Acceptance to the Master in Education program is not required. Students may take one or more six-credit-hour MEDU courses to meet their professional development needs or the requirements of other programs.

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Master the study of the social, cognitive, emotional, and educational development of children and young adults with this one-year (fall, spring, summer) master of education degree program in Educational and School Psychology. Read more
Master the study of the social, cognitive, emotional, and educational development of children and young adults with this one-year (fall, spring, summer) master of education degree program in Educational and School Psychology.

While designed for students who plan to pursue certification in school psychology after the master’s degree, this program is also for those who want to take on entry-level professional careers as practitioners or administrators.

All students start as a cohort group in the fall and graduate at the end of summer – a great way to develop relationships with your peers.

As a student, you will:
-Discover instructional methods and cognitive and behavioral theories of learning
-Gain a broad theoretical and practical background in the areas of education and psychology
-Broaden your understanding of human development and learning
-Learn about educational evaluation, research and how to develop evidence-based interventions

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The Master of Arts in ELR is a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare professionals for a career in the field of employment and labor relations. Read more
The Master of Arts in ELR is a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare professionals for a career in the field of employment and labor relations. In this field, job opportunities can be found in the public and private sector in management, unions, government agencies, and neutral and service organizations.

Our program has graduated more than 1,100 professionals in ELR since its inception in 1977.

The Employment and Labor Relations degree is designed to instill students with skills to analyze performance and make insights into optimizing employee productivity. IUP's ELR program trains you to be adept in negotiating and creating guidelines that enforce compliance of various contracts, such as collective bargaining agreements.

KNOW THE LATEST TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, AND STANDARDS

Our program brings you up-to-date on all the latest tools, techniques, and standards in this field. You'll graduate with knowledge and resources that will help you manage the ever-changing environment of employment and labor relations.

A graduate of this program is able to manage grievances, diffuse conflicts and disagreements in a positive manner, and create a framework and environment to foster positive working relationships between groups.

This program provides a comprehensive education that makes our graduates active participants in organizational strategic planning as well as skilled problem solvers in today's dynamic business environments.

WHY THE ELR PROGRAM AT IUP?

-Our program strikes a perfect balance between theory, history, law, and the practical application of employment and labor relations and human resources.
-You can select from an array of electives to customize your study and meet your career goals.
-Our program provides you with hands-on practical experience in employment and labor relations and human resources. In addition to traditional coursework, you can take advantage of workshops, internships, conferences, leadership retreats, and other student activities to broaden your preparation for the field.
-Students can earn two master's degrees by completing 54 credits in two graduate programs such as Employment and Labor Relations and Health Services Administration. Other dual programs of study include Sports Management, MBA, Criminology, Public Affairs, Safety, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Sociology, Adult and Community Education, History, and Nursing Administration.

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-Benefit from a convenient and flexible curriculum. -Choose from two career-focused tracks. -Earn your degree as quickly as 16 months with a fall start, including summer courses. Read more
-Benefit from a convenient and flexible curriculum
-Choose from two career-focused tracks
-Earn your degree as quickly as 16 months with a fall start, including summer courses
-Learn from faculty committed to your success
-Expand your professional network
-Opt for a dual master’s degree in a related field

FEED AND FUEL YOUR FUTURE AS A NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL

Use the knowledge you gain from this program to expand your practice in health-related fields or compliment your background in areas such as biology, education, exercise science, journalism, marketing, and more to meet your career goals. If you are already a registered dietitian or food service professional, obtaining your master’s degree will improve your leadership opportunities.

Our MS in Food and Nutrition focuses on human and applied nutrition, critical for real-life situations. For those interested in pursuing a doctorate at another institution or improving your knowledge and skills in a specific research area, select the thesis option.

The MS in Food and Nutrition online degree will prepare you to:
-Provide leadership that influences and contributes to the food and nutrition arena.
-Translate important nutrition information for the public.
-Utilize new knowledge to reduce nutrition-related chronic diseases and promote nutrition and wellness.

GAIN SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, GREATER OPPORTUNITY

Our 36-credit MS in Food and Nutrition can be tailored to meet your career goals.

Take required core courses focusing on the essential nutrients and nutrition research methods, and identify elective courses to further your needs and interests.

Select from two tracks to enhance your specialization.
-Administration if you would like to: (a) Apply management and leadership principles to foodservice, clinical and community nutrition services; and (b) Evaluate emerging research to advance evidence-based clinical nutrition knowledge, skills, and practice.
-Education if you would like to: (a) Apply emerging research to advance evidence-and theory-based knowledge, skills and practice in implementation, and evaluation; (b) Use community and public health nutrition research and methods to support optimal nutritional status for individuals, groups, and populations; and (c) Advocate for food and nutrition public policy at local, state and national levels.

Choose between the thesis and non-thesis options.

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