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Indiana University Bloomington

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Prospective Students

Indiana University Institution Code: 1324
Department Code for the GRE is 1999; 1901; or 1902
Department Code for TOEFL is 92

Application Deadlines

  • International Applicants - December 1st
  • Domestic Applicants - January 15th

Application Packet

Guide to Graduate Study in Political Science

This information is intended to provide prospective students with a general overview of the program and requirements for graduate study in political science at Indiana University, Bloomington. It also provides information and suggestions that should prove useful to graduate students throughout their years of study in this Department. The information contained here supplements the more general material provided in the Bulletin of the Graduate School, Indiana University. Students are urged to consult the Graduate Bulletin for procedures governing graduate study at Indiana University.

The departmental Guide to Graduate Study is no substitute for on-the-spot investigation of the program. Consequently, prospective students are encouraged to visit and look us over. If given a brief advance notice, we shall be happy to try and arrange conferences with various members of the faculty and current graduate students so as to provide an opportunity for individuals to determine whether Indiana is the right place to pursue their graduate work.

Graduate Application Information--International Students

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination general test, and the TOEFL. Scores should be sent directly to the Office of International Services, 111 South Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Also, three letters of recommendation are required. The referees should be persons who can evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please remind the referees of the deadline for submitting the recommendations.

The deadline for submitting the online application for admission and financial assistance is December 1, for admittance in the following fall. Students must fill out the online application, upload their personal statement, which should indicate your goals, plans, and preparation for graduate study at Indiana University. Any outstanding awards or accomplishments should be included in this statement. Students can also upload their writing sample and any other document relevant to the application. You will need to mail your transcripts to:

International Admissions/Office of International Services
Poplars 221
400 E. 7th Stret
Bloomington, IN 47405

You Can request ETS to send your TOEFL and GRE scores to Indiana University. The codes are listed at the top of the page.

Completed files will be reviewed by the Department's Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee. The results of the review will be e-mailed to the student by early March.