Become a Graduate Student
As you consider your options for graduate school, your foremost concern would likely be the school or department offering the degree. Here is a list of graduate programs and degrees* at IU that are administered by the University Graduate School.
*Please note that this list does not include all Master's degree programs offered by schools other than the College of Arts and Sciences, such as the School of Education or the School of Business. To get an idea of the programs offered by those schools on the Bloomington campus, please see their individual websites:
- The Kelley School of Business
- The School of Education
- The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
- The School of Informatics and Computing
- The School of Journalism
- The Maurer School of Law
- The School of Library and Information Science
- The Jacobs School of Music
- The School of Optometry
- The School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- The School of Public Health
There are a great many tangible and intangible advantages that set Indiana University apart from other institutions. When comparing schools you should consider such factors as cost-of-living, cultural diversity, the quality of the city, and the least tangible advantage of all – the friendliness of the people. We have put together a summary of these advantages in page called Why IU for Graduate School.
- Note from the Dean
- Are Graduate Studies Right for You?
A look at attending graduate school – the benefits, requirements and commitment.
- Why IU for Graduate School
There are a lot of good reasons to choose IU – some of them might surprise you.
- Meet Current IU Graduate Students
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Contact them to ask questions.
- Graduate Student Life at IU Blog
Insider information on what it is like to be a graduate student as they discuss their experiences in academia and in community life in Bloomington and at IU.
- IUB Campus Walking Tours
Designed by graduate students for prospective graduate students
- Graduate Student Services Directory
There are dozens of IU institutions that can help you as you consider graduate studies at IU and once you begin your studies.
- The University Graduate School's Mission Statement
- Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct for Graduate Students
More resources for prospective graduate students
- National Graduate Student Services, Organizations and Societies
Contact information for graduate student services, professional organizations and societies outside of IU.
- Attention Undergrads: Spend the summer in Bloomington doing research!
Summer research programs allow undergraduate students to do cutting-edge research in the life, computational, and physical sciences and math, and try out future training and career opportunities first hand.
- International Student Resources
- The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)
All graduate students are part of the GPSO, or the grad student government, but it's easy to be more involved by becoming a representative working for student advocacy or by enjoying featured professional development workshops and social events.
Includes how to find housing, information on health care and tips on getting through graduate school.