Graduate Programs


BSMS Accelerated Programs and 4+1 Programs

To apply to a BS MS Accelerated program, you must be a current undergraduate student at Luddy's School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. To apply for a 4+1 program, you must be a current undergraduate student at Indiana University.

You must first talk with your undergraduate advisor who will review your academic record to ensure that you meet the admission requirements. To apply for a 4+1 program, you must first talk with the advisor of the 4+1 program. If the advisor determines that you have met the admission requirements, they will provide you with an invitation code which will give you access to the application. They will also proved you with an application fee waiver code.

To apply to any of the Luddy graduate programs, students must submit the following:


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (also called Personal Statement)
Upload in the Program Materials section

The admissions committee requires all applicants to submit a personal statement. Be sure to put your name on your personal statement. Statements can be submitted only once. Your statement should be sincere, direct, and most of all, written by you.  Be sure to follow the instructions provided in the online application as to what you should include in your personal statement as each program may have different requirements. You may also use your statement to explain any anomalies in your academic record. Personal statements have no word limit. Statements are typically 1-3 pages long and often include an explanation of:

  • Why our program is the right fit for your academic/career goals
  • Why you want to be part of the program
  • A description of your academic goals and your abilities
  • A discussion of your plans after completion of the degree
  • Information on the area of research you would like to pursue, if applicable

Upload in the Program Materials section

Resumes/CVs can be submitted only once with your online application as we do not accept updated versions later.

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You must scan and upload copies of your transcript(s), mark sheets(s) and degree certifications(s) in the Program Materials section of the IU Graduate CAS application. Scanned copies are marked as unofficial.

Upload in the Program Materials section

One (1) letter of recommendation is required. The recommendation should should be from academic and/or professional references who can attest to your abilities, accomplishments, strengths, knowledge, and experience.

If you have questions about your application, email

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