Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 70 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 13,835 (11,597 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 57% part-time, 43% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,174 in-state; $16,287 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Summer program is very rigorous. Indiana is the perfect place to study during the summer as there is nothing else to do there!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at IUP is an accredited program, the class sizes are small with individualized attention for each student. It is easy to get to know others in the program as well as professors. Various university departments have been extremely helpful when it comes to registration. I attended IUP as an undergraduate and the campus is beautiful and safe. I ended up graduating and staying in the area due to it's safety and career options. IUP offers an affordable, competitive, and quality education. These are all reasons for continuing my education at the graduate level at IUP.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The safety science graduate program is one of a kind. It has excellent professors who care about your education. They are very flexible with your professional career. They give you real life experience you can use in the field. The only downside is that the campus is very rural and is difficult to attend coming from a different state.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Professors in the Safety Sciences Department are great. They bring real life situations to the classroom and fully prepare you for your career in the field.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

IUP has one of the best Clinical Psychology PsyD programs in the US! Indiana, PA itself has much to be desired, but it's only an hour and 20 minutes from Pittsburgh. For in-state students this program is exceptionally affordable and for out--of-state-ers, it's still much less expensive than most PsyD programs. Professors really care about you here, and are committed to your success!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a very challenging and competitive program that pushes me to do my best. The classes are held on every second or third Friday and Saturday (3 classes at 5.5 hours each).
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is excellent. Although there is not a tremendous academic workload, the professors focus on quality and originality of written work and grade accordingly. The exams are challenging. There is a focus on theory and research methods. The program offers a tremendous value for a state school and is affordable compared to other Pennsylvania State schools. With regard to campus life, it does lack some of the glamour of other Pennsylvania state schools, especially when compared to my undergraduate school West Chester University and visits I have made to Penn State University. The professors are on the cutting edge of their fields and are very accessible. The university as a whole offers the latest technology including a full range of online courses for distance eduacation. I would highly recommend the program to others.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

IUP's School Counseling program is fantastic! I am about to start my second year and love it. Students have the option of attending classes at the main campus in Indiana, PA, or part-time at the Penn Center Campus in Wilkins Township in Pittsburgh, PA. When I first started, I wanted a full time program, but I'm realizing part-time work is more than enough. Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 4:45-9:50 PM. The coursework is challenging and the professors are demanding, yet understanding. They expect graduate-level work, so be prepared to spend a lot of time studying and developing skills outside the classroom. The admissions process was not extremely difficult, especially since there is no GRE requirement. Once you submit an essay and transcripts, the admissions committee will decide if you will be invited to an admissions workshop at the main campus. The workshop was a bit nerve-wracking. Be sure to dress up- everyone wore business suits or nice dresses. It consisted of a five minute individual interview, a group interview, and an essay in the computer lab. My workshop was on a Friday, and I was able to call the following Tuesday to know whether or not I was accepted. They are looking for people who are passionate to developing themselves as well as helping others. If you attend the Penn Center campus, classes meet on the 9th floor of an office building. We have a small computer lab/library, a second computer lab that is also used as a classroom, a kitchen, and plenty of classroom technology. My only complaint is students often use the library for socializing, which can make studying difficult. Also, many professors allow students to eat during class, and some take that privilege too far. There are many restaurants nearby too, which helps when you need to eat and are short on time. Please note this program requires practicum and internships so it may be difficult to work full time, although it is not impossible if your employer is flexible. I would definitely recommend working part-time if you are prone to high-stress. It also requires insurance (which you can get for about $35 a year), state criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearances. Their main office is extremely helpful if you have questions about obtaining them. I honestly think attending IUP has been my best educational decision. After attending a well-known ACC school for my BA, I was hesitant to attend a lesser-known school. The education offered is incredible. There have been a few airheads in my classes, but no more than during my undergraduate experience. The professors truly make this program stand out. Each has his/her individual quirks, some grade "easier" than others, but all want to see their students do well. Aside from the library noise and excessive eating in class, there are few other cons. The Penn Center campus is usually open from 1PM-10PM, but Tuesdays and Thursdays are 8AM-10PM. I think Saturdays are 10AM-4PM. If you are an early morning person, this isn't ideal.I also wish teacher evaluations weren't supervised by an other professor-- it makes me feel like I need to be less honest in my course evaluations. Other than that, it is a great school!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012

I.U.P. is affordable and the faculty are very knowledgable and suppotive of students. Indiana does not offer a lot for students within walking distance who live on campus.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that my graduate program offers a unique personal experience in regards to one-on-one attention. All the professors are knowledgeable about the labor relations field and are more than willing to offer whatever insight they can in order to help advance you into a successful job.
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