If you need to obtain a copy of your official IIRP Graduate School transcript, you may request paper and electronic copies from the National Student Clearinghouse at no charge for normal processing. Any fees incurred for expedited delivery service will be at your expense.

The link below will direct you to a form at the National Student Clearinghouse website. Please complete the request form in its entirety to avoid processing delays. We are unable to honor transcript requests over the phone or via email as your electronic signature is required on the request form.

Request a Transcript

  • Go to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) ordering service.
  • Log in using your existing National Student Clearinghouse account or create a new National Student Clearinghouse account.
  • Complete each step of the order form.
  • Note: You will be given the option to delay the processing of your transcript order until final grades are posted, or until certificates or degrees are conferred for the current term.
  • If you have a form or document that must accompany your transcript, you must upload that document during the ordering process. It may be in one of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, eps, cdr, ai, pdf, tif, tiff, bmp, zip, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, txt, xml. If you need the document to be filled out along with the transcript, note that you must request a paper transcript.

All transcript requests will be fulfilled within three to five business days. If there are any complications, Student Services staff will contact you directly by email.

Students may view and print unofficial IIRP Graduate School transcripts through their Student Portal under My Courses, then View Academic Record.

Electronic Transcripts

You will receive an email notification when your transcript is processed. You must retrieve your electronic transcript from the emailed link from NSC within 20 days.

Prior to submitting an order, please verify that the recipient can accept electronic PDF transcripts from studentclearinghouse.org. If a paper transcript is also needed, you must place a separate order.

To ensure your request will be processed:

In order to fulfill a transcript request, Student Services must have an official undergraduate transcript on file for you. You may have a transcript sent directly from the undergraduate institution to:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IIRP, 531 Main St., Bethlehem, PA  18018-5837

Circumstances that will cause a delay in receipt of transcripts include:

  • A financial hold.
  • Incomplete information on the request form.
  • An official undergraduate transcript is not on file at the IIRP.

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Students are responsible for ascertaining the school’s status during inclement weather. In the event that classes must be cancelled or delayed due to weather conditions, an announcement will be left on the IIRP voice mail system (610-807-9221) and on our website. Select "Students" on our website, and the information will be noted there. It will also be displayed when you log in to your Student Portal. Students are responsible for calling or going online to ascertain the school’s status during inclement weather.

General Information

In accordance with Pennsylvania Act 121 (2018), the IIRP will annually provide students with a summary of their total estimated student loan liability as of March 1st. The summary will include information about the total amount of Non-Federal Student Loans (Interest-Free Tuition Payment Plan) borrowed at the IIRP. However, this estimate does not reflect any Federal or Non-Federal Student Loan debt a student may have incurred at other institutions previously attended. It is important to also note that the student loan summary provided does not include information on any student loan funds borrowed in the upcoming academic year. 

Interest-Free Payment Plan

We offer financial aid to all students who are admitted to either the Master of Science degree or Graduate Certificate program in the form of an interest-free line of credit with low monthly payments and zero interest. This plan extends 39 months for Graduate Certificate students, 97 months for Master’s Degree students, and 118 months for students pursuing the Thesis Option. While many graduate schools administer loan programs, we have simplified the process by offering the same affordable plan to all students. There is no prepayment penalty. There is a one-time payment plan setup charge of $75. 

Impact Scholarships

Impact Scholarships provide full tuition and other support for the next generation of changemakers across  the  globe. Impact Scholarships are awarded to students admitted to the IIRP Master of Science program who are committed to making a lasting positive impact in their local community. These are individuals who need financial support to pursue their education at the IIRP.

Students must be accepted to the Master of Science program to apply for the Impact Scholarship. After you are accepted, an essay is required to complete the application.

You may begin your application by creating a Student Portal.

Shawn Suzch Scholarship

The Shawn Suzch Scholarship is awarded in July to a matriculated master’s degree candidate who demonstrates outstanding spirit and drive worthy of Shawn’s memory. $1,000 in tuition assistance will be awarded in memory of Shawn, a young man who overcame adversity with courage and determination. The scholarship recipient will also be someone who expresses financial need to support their studies. The application and further details are available in your Student Portal.

Graduate students at the IIRP are catalysts for change, putting what they’ve learned into practice in their own professional settings. The study of restorative practices draws from a range of disciplines, with the goal of understanding how to best address wrongdoing and conflict, support positive behavioral change, build social capital, educate, lead and, ultimately, strengthen civil society.

At the IIRP, learning occurs through student-centered, faculty-guided exploration and reflection. Faculty are not only prominent thought leaders but also experienced practitioners in education, justice, social work, and organizational management. Students have the opportunity to personalize their studies and focus on their greatest professional goals and challenges. Through blended and online learning experiences, students develop professional relationships with practitioners from across the globe, as they apply and evaluate what they are learning in their own settings.

Both the Graduate Certificate (4 courses/12 credits) and the Master of Science (10 courses/30 credits) programs are built around a core curriculum, with a choice of electives to personalize a student’s educational experience. 

To take graduate courses, a student must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S.-accredited institution of higher education or its equivalent.

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Terms: Fall – September through December; Spring – January through May; Summer – June through August.

Workload: Students should plan for 10–15 hours of work per week for each course.

Plan ahead: The final registration deadline is one week before the start of each course. Students are encouraged to register earlier to have time to purchase books and become familiar with the learning management system prior to the first day of class.

Summer 2022 Course Offerings

Required Courses

RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 4 weeks (23 hours online) | Prerequisite: None

RP 500.01 July 6 - August 2 (Register by June 29, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 504 Foundations of Restorative Practices

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: None

RP 504.01 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 26, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500 or RP 504
or Attendance at Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively, or Restorative Practices for Educators (online) within five years of starting this course.

RP 525.01 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 4, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 610 Evaluation of Research

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 525 and either RP 500 or RP 504

RP 610.01 June 1 - August 9 (Section Closed)

RP 610.02 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 4, 1:00 pm ET)

Electives

RP 517 Restorative Approaches to Leadership

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500 or RP 504

RP 517.01 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 4, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 532 Aggression Replacement Training(R): Behavioral Interventions that Work

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 7 weeks(30 hrs. online) | Prerequisite: None

RP 532.01 July 20 - September 6 (Register by July 13, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 550 Transforming Relational Harm

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500 or RP 504

RP 550.01 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 4, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 622 History, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 525 and either RP 504 or RP 500

RP 622.01 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 4, 1:00 pm ET)

RP 652 Social and Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 525 and either RP 504 or RP 500

RP 652.01 June 1 - August 9 (Register by May 4, 1:00 pm ET)

Applications are accepted year-round.

A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for all our programs.

No GRE required.

Each student applying to our Master of Science program is given personal consideration. Please email all application materials (except transcripts, which must be official) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Official transcripts should be sent by:

  • Mail to IIRP, 531 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5837 USA
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Admitted students must enroll within the academic year for which they have been admitted.

  • If you are planning to begin your studies in the Fall term, please submit all application documents by July 1.
  • If you are planning to begin your studies in the Spring term, please submit all application documents by November 1.
  • If you are planning to begin your studies in the Summer term, please submit all application documents by April 1.

Note to international students:
Students from abroad may visit the U.S. on a tourist visa to attend the required in-person portion of our blended courses if applicable. The IIRP does not participate in SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor program). Our programs may be completed 100% online.

Transfer Credits

Due to the specialized nature of the Institute’s programs, transfer credits will not be accepted, with the exception of IIRP coursework offered as ORLA 5340 and taught by IIRP faculty at the Summer Principals Academy, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, which will be accepted until the conclusion of academic year 2023-2024.

Registration is easy.

When you are ready to register for your first course, your next steps are:

  • Create a Student Portal.
  • Complete an application for one of our programs.
  • Once accepted to the program, register for the course in your Student Portal.

You may register for one course, without applying, at our discounted Transparent Tuition rate by contacting Student Services after creating a Student Portal.

  • Phone (610) 457-1917
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  • Schedule a time to talk

Start with a fully online or blended course.

Fully online course options include:

* This course has prerequisites.

Blended courses options include:

View all course offerings.

Blended courses consist of professional development (in person or online) followed by online graduate instruction.

Depending on the timing of the professional development event, the graduate instruction sometimes occurs during a subsequent term.

First - Register and complete a professional development event.

  • Pay attention to the timing. You must have attended the event prior to the start of the graduate course.

Then - Register for the associated course in your Student Portal.

  • Call Student Services if you need support.

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