IUG Admissions

Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate degrees combine both your baccalaureate and master’s degrees into a five-year program.  The School of International Affairs has two separate IUG programs available to undergraduate students at Penn State.  If you are not a Penn State undergraduate student or do not fall within the parameters of the IUG requirements below, please visit the M.I.A. Admissions website.    

Political Science, International Politics, German (B.A. or B.S.), Asian Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Russian

The following information is intended for current Penn State undergraduate students majoring in any of the above majors who wish to apply to the integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) degree program offered by the School of International Affairs (SIA).

It is highly recommended that students interested in pursuing a degree through the IUG program meet with SIA's Admissions office prior to applying. To arrange an in-person appointment, please contact admissions at (814) 863-0788 or admissions@sia.psu.edu.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in one of the undergradute programs listed above
  • Although the program has no fixed minimum grade point average, an applicant is generally expected to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all coursework completed for the major.
  • Preferred experience in a 400-level class
  • Students must have approval from their major

Application Materials (not to be submitted until after meeting with the SIA Director of Admissions)

  • Long-range plan of study (completed with your undergraduate academic adviser)
  • One faculty letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement (a 1-2 page essay describing your academic goals and career plans)
  • Online application with $65 non-refundable application fee (not to be submitted without approval from the SIA Director of Admissions)

Schreyer Honors College IUG

The following information is intended for current Penn State Schreyer Honors College Scholars who are not majoring in one of the programs from above.  If you are one of those majors, please refer to that particular information.

It is strongly advised that Schreyer Scholars work with their academic advisers and SIA Admissions throughout the entire application process. Since the application process is handled primarily through Schreyer, applicants should follow the guidelines posted on Schreyer's IUG Programs page.

Application Materials Checklist

  • Honors Adviser Support Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript and Degree Audit
  • Plan of Study (approved by honors adviser)
  • Copy of Graduate School Application
  • Admission Decision Form from Graduate Department

All application materials must be submitted to the administrative assistant in the Associate Dean's Office in the Schreyer Honors College by the fifth Friday of the semester. Please hand deliver materials to C-4 Atherton Hall or send by campus mail to 10 Schreyer Honors College.