If you’re a highly motivated undergraduate interested in furthering your education with a master’s degree, consider enrolling in the ILS Accelerated Master’s Program, where you can add an M.I.S. or M.L.S. to your bachelor’s degree with only one additional year of classes.
Add an M.I.S. or M.L.S. to your bachelor’s degree
Fill out the Graduate Professional Admission Application to apply.
How it works
You’ll meet the credit requirements for your bachelor’s degree by the end of your senior year (120 credits), in addition to 12 of your 36 graduate-level credits.
Most students earn the remaining 24 graduate-level credits the following year.
This allows you to earn your master’s and your bachelor’s in as few as five years, and provides you with a significant cost savings: during your senior year, you’ll be paying for graduate level courses at the undergraduate credit rate. It also allows you to launch your career sooner, with a broader range of opportunities available.
Review your degree requirements
All ILS degree requirements are listed in the SICE academic bulletin. To review your degree requirements, choose the bulletin that represents the year you started, or plan to start, your program.
Apply during the first semester of your junior year, and no later than January 15.
You will be admitted into the program in the spring semester of your junior year so that you can register for graduate courses during the fall semester of your senior year. We will notify you of your admission in time for fall registration.
If you are a senior with flexibility in your final spring semester, you are also invited to apply by November 15. The timeline and options for you will not be the same for juniors, but we will be glad to look at options. Contact us to start a conversation about enrolling.
How to apply
To apply, you must fill out the the online Graduate Professional Admission Application.
In addition to the application form, you will write a personal statement (a minimum of 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the program.
GRE and letters of recommendation
Because you are an undergraduate student at the Indiana University Bloomington campus with a cumulative grade point average above a 3.0, you are not required to take the GRE or provide letters of recommendation to apply to the Accelerated Master’s Program.
To do this, submit the New Degree Program e-form via iStart by April 1 of the year before you start the M.I.S. and M.L.S., and contact the IU Office of International Services if you have any questions about this process.