How to Apply

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You’ll apply for our Ph.D. programs through the University Graduate School, where you’ll also find the current application fee and detailed information on the application process. As part of the online application, you’ll need to have available:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Official copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL report (if applicable)

Annual Application Deadlines

  • Domestic applicants: January 1
  • International applicants: December 1

Applications open September 3

Calculate the cost of your degree

Estimate the cost of your doctoral degree using IU’s tuition and fee calculator, maintained by the Office of the Bursar.

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Special information for international students

International students must apply online, but can have supporting documentation mailed. The IU Office of International Services can help you with your specific admissions concerns and questions about life in the United States. Like our domestic students, you’ll apply through University Graduate School, which has a section just for you.

Visit the Office of International Services Apply online through the University Graduate School