One original copy of the official transcript(s) of all previous university work is required (with English translation, if applicable); this includes transcripts for programs that were not ultimately completed. All degrees awarded should be documented. A list of university courses and their titles which do not appear on the transcript(s) should also be submitted, if applicable. Electronic copies may be submitted (we do not require official hard copies at the time of application); please attach these as Additional Uploads in the application. If selected for admission, you will be required to provide your original documents at a later time.
If you choose to send hard copies at this time, note that all transcripts and degree certificates must be in original, stamped, and sealed envelopes issued by the appropriate university/college authority. Loose or unattested copies cannot be accepted. We do not accept transcripts or other academic documents from WES, or any other external credentials analysis agency.
English language proficiency can be waived by applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree within 36 months from a school where English is the primary language of instruction/where English is the native language. (See test scores section for more information.)
Please attach to the electronic application. There is no specific format or page length requirement for the statement of purpose.
We require three letters of recommendation from people familiar with you and your student and/or professional career. There is no specific format required for the letters of recommendation.
Enter the recommendation provider name and email addresses in the appropriate section of the application; once submitted, providers can directly submit their letters attached to your application.
If recommendations are submitted electronically, please do not send duplicate hard copies.
Submit English language proficiency scores and/or GRE, if appropriate. Only official score reports from the testing agency are acceptable. Please note, at this time we are not able to accept IELTS scores electronically; paper score reports can take two to four weeks to be delivered to the department through the mail, so please plan accordingly. Only TOEFL scores from a single test occurrence that meet all minimum requirements are acceptable. We cannot combine scores from multiple tests to meet requirements, or accept TOEFL “MyBest Scores.”
IUPUI’s institution code for ETS test reporting (TOEFL and GRE) is 1325.
English proficiency scores must meet all requirements listed (both total and section minimums, if applicable):
- TOEFL—80 Total, 19 Reading, 14 Listening, 18 Speaking and Writing
- IELTS (academic test only)—overall band score of 6.5 or higher, 6.5 Reading, 6.0 Listening, 6.0 Speaking, 5.5 Writing
We cannot accept completion of ELS Intensive English coursework or IUPUI EAP test scores as sufficient proof of English proficiency for admission purposes.
GRE scores are required for Ph.D. applicants; there is no specific minimum score requirement that must be met. GRE scores are not required for M.S. applicants.
Please do not submit the following documents, as our admissions committee does not consider them as part of their review:
- Intermediate, secondary, middle, or high school transcripts (anything prior to bachelor's program)
- Technical certification documents
- Participation, extracurricular or employment certificates or letters (a one- to two-page CV/resume may be submitted, but is not required)
- Multiple copies of documents