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Graduate Student Admissions

Indiana University and IUPUI have partnered with Liaison International to create the Indiana University Graduate CAS, which launched September 3rd! If you are applying for Fall 2020 term and beyond please click here

Admissions Requirements

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their potential for making creative contributions as psychologists. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from persons with a strong commitment to research, education, and a scientific perspective. Persons with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. Prospective applicants are invited to visit the campus and meet with faculty.

Requirements vary by degree program:

Application Instructions

Ready to apply to one of the IUPUI Psychology Department's graduate programs? Scroll down to read the steps you'll need to follow in order to apply. You will notice that a link to the application is included in these steps. The online application is the only method of applying for our graduate programs. Please understand that if any part of your application remains incomplete after the program deadline, we may not be able to consider your application. Sending your materials on time ensures that your application will be processed in a timely manner. Print this and use it as a checklist throughout the application process.

A Quick Start Guide and FAQs can be found here.  There is also a help feature within Graduate CAS if you need assistance.

International applicants may need to provide additional information directly to the Office of International Affairs, please see the "Information for International Applicants" tab on this page for more information.


Complete the IUPUI Online Application:

  • Go to Indiana University Graduate CAS to start your application process.  Please pay close attention to the deadline dates and the application term for which you are applying. 
  • Start your application by selecting your program(s) of choice.
    • Addiction Neuroscience PhD
    • Applied Social & Organizational Psychology PhD
    • Clinical Psychology PhD
    • Industrial / Org Psychology MS
  • Complete each of the 4 sections:  Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information and Program Materials. 
  • Program Materials
    • Documents Tab - Please refer to the Upload Tips provided prior to submitting your Personal Statement or CV.
      • Personal Statement 
        • Your 2-3 page explanation of why you want to enter this program. Upload your document to the "Documents" tab of the online application under "Personal Statement".
      • Curriculum Vitae (OPTIONAL)
    • Recommendations Tab
      • Letters of Recommendation 
        • Three confidential letters of recommendation are required.  Letters of recommendation should be provided by professionals (consider faculty members, administrators, internship/co-operative education supervisors, and employers.) who are familiar with the applicant's work and strengths.
        • Complete Create a Recommendation Request under the "Recommendations" tab.  Once saved, an email request will be sent to the recommender on your behalf.  Please advise your recommender to look for this email in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk-mail folder.
    • Questions Tab
      • This is where you will upload your unofficial transcript.  For instructions on submitting your official transcript, see Transcripts under Step Two.
  • Application Fee 
    The fee is $70 (domestic and international) paid online via PayPal, pre-paid credit or debit card or standard debit or credit card.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. 
    A fee waiver may be provided to offset application fees. If you have participated in one of the programs listed below, you must send proof of participation by email to gradpsy@iupui.edu before completing the application to receive a coupon code.  Apply your coupon code when you submit your application, enter the coupon code under Apply Coupon on the payment page and click the Apply Coupon button then proceed to complete the rest of the payment details page. 
    • Programs that qualify for a fee waiver include:
      • Peace Corps
      • Teach for America
      • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
      • Project Lead the Way Teacher
      • SROP
      • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
      • MSECE with EW Emphases (Crane)
      • SPEA Exec Education
      • McNair Scholar
      • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
      • Herbert Fellow
      • Herbert STEM Scholar
      • Fullbright Scholar
      • Bridges to the Doctorate
      • Bepko Scholar
      • AmeriCorps
  • Refunds.
    Because your designated programs have access to your information as soon as you submit your application, no refunds can be issued for any reason (this includes missed deadlines and programs no longer accepting applicants).


All materials must be submitted to the Psychology department before the graduate committee will review your file. Mailed materials should be sent to:

IUPUI Department of Psychology 
Attn: Graduate Application 
402 North Blackford Street, LD 124 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
email: gradpsy@iupui.edu 

  • Transcripts
    • Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded during the application process.  Official transcripts are still required!
    • Official transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended (even if you did not receive a degree) should be sent directly from your school to our department using the exact address above (signed, sealed official transcripts issued to student are also accepted as long as they are received sealed) - 1 transcript per institution is required.
      • Admitted students will need to provide an additional set of official transcripts for Graduate Office records showing work in progress at time of application review (showing final grades and degree, if applicable).
    • Secure, certified official digital transcripts sent from your University are also accepted! Digital transcripts must be sent directly from your University to gradpsy@iupui.edu 
    • For each institution, please send either paper OR electronic transcripts (not both for the same institution).
    • IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING ALL TRANSCRIPTS: You must send your official transcripts to the exact mailing address above, or to gradpsy@iupui.edu. If you send your transcripts to any other physical or email address, we cannot guarantee your transcripts will be sent to Psychology. 
  • Exams (GRE & TOEFL)
    • GRE and/or English language proficiency scores must be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service. Unofficial scores will not be accepted for application review except in extenuating circumstances.
    • GRE and TOEFL codes: IUPUI institution code: 1325
      • No specific department code is needed.


Top applicants will be invited to visit the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis campus in order to interview with the faculty, meet current graduate students, and familiarize themselves with the University and the surrounding community.


Application Deadlines & How To Check Your Application Status

All application materials must be received by the following deadlines (Students admitted for fall enrollment only):

  • Clinical Psychology: December 1st 
  • Addiction Neuroscience: December 1st
  • Applied Social and Organizational Psychology: January 1st
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology: February 1st 

Applications will be processed in the month leading up to the application deadline for each program. If you would like to check to see if all of your materials have been received, you may email gradpsy@iupui.edu. Please be patient in waiting for a response due to the volume of applications received.

Information for International Applicants

International applicants may find the How to Apply section of the Office of International Affairs website helpful when preparing to submit an application.

Purdue University Program Educational Credential Requirements
(Addiction Neuroscience, PhD; Clinical Psychology, PhD; Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS)

Purdue University graduate programs must follow the eligibility standards established by the Purdue University Graduate School. Minimum requirements include: Completion of at least 16 years of primary+secondary+tertiary education and have earned a university first degree. 

Indiana University Program Educational Credential Requirements
(Applied Social and Organizational Psychology, PhD)

Indiana University graduate programs must follow the eligibility standards established by the Indiana University Graduate School. Minimum requirements include: Have completed a university first degree that grants eligibility for graduate study in a recognized university in that same country. 

Purdue University and Indiana University English Language Requirements

All non-native speakers of English must also submit proof of English proficiency unless the applicant has a Bachelor's degree or graduate or professional degree conferred within the 24 months of the anticipated program start date from the US (except Puerto Rico) or a predominantly English-speaking country (check here for the official list). The IUPUI Psychology Department accepts TOEFL scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) as well as IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Minimum scores:

TOEFL Paper-Delivered - There is no total score for the Revised Paper-Delivered test, however the following sub-score minimums must be met: Reading-19, Listening-14, Writing-18.

TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) - A minimum score of 86 is required. Additionally, the following sub-score minimums must be met: Writing-18, Listening-14, Speaking-18, Reading-19. Both total and sub-score minimums must be met to qualify for admission. The average score of admitted students is above 100.

IELTS: 6.5 overall band score must be met to qualify for admission. Additionally, the following sub-score minimums must be met: Reading-6.5, Listening-6.0, Speaking-6.0, Writing-5.5. Both total and sub-score minimums must be met to qualify for admission. 

You must request that official score reports be sent directly from the reporting institution (ETS or IELTS Test Partners) to IUPUI.

For TOEFL, use institution code 1325.

For IELTS, please request that your scores be sent to:

Psychology Graduate Admissions
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis 
402 North Blackford Street, LD 124 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3275 

International applicants without the required background for the program they apply to cannot be accepted for graduate study, regardless of the name of any first degree they may hold.

Financial Support

Full-time students may be eligible for a variety of University and Department support packages. Support varies by degree program.

Learn more about financial support
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