IUG Admissions


Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate degrees combine both your baccalaureate and master’s degrees into a five-year program. The School of International Affairs offers an IUG program available to Schreyer Scholars and undergraduate students at Penn State majoring in Asian studies, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, Criminology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Global and International Studies, Health Policy and Administration, Political Science, International Politics, or Security and Risk Analysis, and Sociology. Please follow the application instructions specific to your undergraduate major, as listed below.

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.

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How to Apply - First Steps

  • Carefully read through the information on this page and visit sia.psu.edu/admissions for more information
  • Download the IUG long-range planner.
  • Talk with your undergraduate academic adviser about mapping out coursework for both degrees, using the long-range planner
  • Meet with an SIA Admissions team member. To arrange an appointment, please contact admissions at (814) 867-2242 or admissions@sia.psu.edu

Application Deadlines

Applications for the fall are still being accepted and considered for admission on a rolling basis or until the class selection is complete.


General Application Requirements

All IUG applicants must complete the following steps including the general graduate school application and submission of these required materials. Prior to submitting application materials, IUG applicants are required to meet with the SIA Admissions staff. Please visit the appropriate section(s) below for major-specific information regarding IUG eligibility and next-steps.

  • IUG long-range planner (completed with your undergraduate academic adviser)
  • One faculty letter of recommendation (letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member from the major you are applying through)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose: The Admissions Committee seeks students that show promise for success in graduate school. As such, the statement of purpose is a critical part of the application. Your statement of purpose should include:
    • Statements should be saved in PDF format before being uploaded to your application. All applicants are required to submit an essay that answers one of the two questions below (Note: there is not require length for the statement of purpose, but is typically 500-750 words):
      • As part of your statement of purpose, describe your academic and research interests, career objectives, how a degree from SIA will enable you to achieve your goals, and what unique skills, talents and/or perspectives you will bring to our program. Please be specific.
      • -OR-
      • Please discuss an issue of global importance you wish to address in your professional career. Please include how SIA and the academic program to which you have applied will prepare you to address this global issue.
  • Online application. Please ensure to consult with SIA Admissions prior to submitting an application and paying any related application fees. 

Aerospace Engineering

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the aerospace engineering program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework.

Asian Studies, Chinese, German (B.A. or B.S.), 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).

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in one of the undergraduate programs listed above
  • Applicants are 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.
  • Approval from major.

Criminology

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Criminology (B.S. or B.A.) program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are 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.

Computer Engineering

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Computer Engineering program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework.

Computer Science

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Computer Science program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework.

Electrical Engineering 

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Electrical Engineering program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework.

Global and International Studies

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Global and International Studies program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are 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 in the major.

Health Policy and Administration

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Health Policy and Administration program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are 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 in the major.

Political Science/International Politics

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

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in thePolitical Science/International Politics program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are 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 in the major.
  • Approval from major.

Security and Risk Analysis

The following information is intended for current Penn State undergraduate students majoring in security and risk analysis in the College of Information Sciences and Technology who wish to apply to the integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) degree program offered by the School of International Affairs (SIA).

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Security Risk Analysis program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are 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 in the major.

Sociology

The following information is intended for current Penn State undergraduate students majoring in security and risk analysis in the College of Information Sciences and Technology who wish to apply to the integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) degree program offered by the School of International Affairs (SIA).

Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the Sociology program at Penn State.
  • Applicants are 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 in the major.

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.