Admissions

Take classes before applying

To give students the opportunity to learn more about restorative practices before committing to a graduate/postgraduate program, you may take up to four courses before applying for admission.

Students must have been awarded a degree equivalent to the four-year baccalaureate degree awarded by U.S. colleges and universities. Educations earned outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) to determine whether the student meets the educational requirements. While a student may take up to four courses prior to verifying their bachelor's degree, students must have the minimum of a bachelor's degree to take coursework. Furthermore, official credit for completing those courses will not be given until evidence of a qualifying degree is furnished. Students need either an official transcript sent directly from an accredited U.S. institution or an official WES credential evaluation, if the degree is from an institution outside the United States.

Easy to get started

All students must have the equivalent of at least a bachelor's degree to take courses. In addition to courses held throughout the year in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the IIRP and its affiliates offer symposia and events in locations around the world, which can be applied toward completion of graduate/postgraduate courses.

Affordable graduate education

To make graduate/postgraduate studies affordable, we offer financial aid through Pay-It-Forward Scholarships and Low-Interest Loans at an interest rate that is substantially lower than provided through U.S. government loans.

When you're ready to apply

When you are ready to apply, review the admissions considerations, which include writing an essay and providing letters of reference and undergraduate transcripts. Your success in IIRP courses completed before you apply for admission may allow us to waive some of the admission requirements.

Everyone has questions

Jamie Kaintz, Director of Student Services, will be happy to help you:

Office hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (U.S. Eastern)