How to Apply

Here’s what you’ll need to do to apply

At ILS, we admit students with a wide variety of academic backgrounds. In fact, we consider it one of our strengths: academic diversity among our students and faculty leads to creativity and innovation.

All ILS programs are residential. Read ahead to learn more about application requirements, deadlines, and required materials.

Program eligibility

To apply to ILS, you must have the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. If you're an international student, learn more about equivalent degrees at the IU Office of International Services.

If you’re currently completing your bachelor's degree, send your application materials in the fall semester of your senior year.

If you’re earning your bachelor’s degree at IU Bloomington, consider applying to our accelerated master’s degree program in your junior year, where you can earn your bachelor’s and master’s in just five years.

ILS graduate nondegree option

You can register as an ILS graduate nondegree student and take up to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework. If you decide to apply to an ILS program at a later date and are admitted, these six credit hours would count towards your degree.

Where to send your materials

All supplemental materials, including your transcript, should be attached to your electronic application. If you have any questions, please contact the Luddy Graduate Studies Office - Admissions Team at