Innovation permeates the school. Our rare combination of interdisciplianary programs - including informatics, computer science, data science, library science, information science, and intelligent systems engineering - makes our school one of the largest, broadest, and most accomplished of its kind.  Informatics is among the STEM programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.


We are looking for intelligent, collaborative, and hard-working students!  Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing is a diverse community and students have extraordinary opportunities such as internships, research, cultural programs, and global connections.  Employers from a variety of industries hire our graduates as well as provide internships for our students.  With a graduate degree in Informatics coupled with your undergraduate degree, you will have a first-rate education that will give you an extra edge in the job market.


Our students come from a variety of educational backgrounds - from technology to the sciences and liberal arts.  Some of our students have earned a bachelor's degree while others have earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree.  Likewise, some of our students enter the program with no work experience while other students have numerous years of work experience.


Informatics admits students only in the fall semester.  The admissions committee evaluates the application for admission and funding at the same time.

  • Application Deadline for M.S. Applicants: January 1


The admissions committee only reviews completed applications.  If you have questions about the application process, email  If you are interested in applying to any of the Informatics programs, we require all applicants to submit the following:

  • Application

Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application. The application fee for a domestic applicant is $55.00 and for an international applicant, $65.00.

  • Statement of Purpose

The admissions committee requires all applicants to submit a Statement of Purpose. You should upload your Statement of Purpose as a PDF file with your online application.  Be sure to put your name on your Statement of Purpose. Your statement should be sincere, direct, and most of all, written by you.  The admissions committee wants to know about your academic goals, research interests, and abilities.  You should explain why you want to be in the program.  You may also use your statement to explain any anomalies in your academic record.  There is no word limit, but most statements are between 1-3 pages in length.  We do not accept updated versions.

  • Resume

Save your resume/CV as a PDF file and upload it with your online application. We do not accept updated versions.

  • Official Academic Records: Transcripts and Degree Certifications

For the admissions process, we can use scanned copies of transcripts and marked as unofficial.  Upon admission to the program, you will be required to submit official final transcripts and degree certifications. The registrar or record-keeping official from each institution at which the work was completed will need to send us your official transcripts and degree certifications. Our mailing address is:

Indiana University
Informatics Graduate Programs
Graduate Studies Office
901 E 10th Street, Room 235
Bloomington, IN  47408  USA

  • Letters of Recommendation

We require three (3) letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be from academic or professional references who can attest to your abilities, accomplishments, strengths, knowledge, experience, and motivation to do graduate work.  If you have experience as a teaching assistant, you may want to consider asking your teaching supervisor to write a recommendation on your behalf.  On your application, you will need to include your recommender's name, title, address, phone number, and an email address.  Once you submit your application, your recommenders will receive an automated recommendation request.

  • GRE Scores

We require GRE scores for all applicants. GRE scores are good for five (5) years from the date you took the exam.  You will need to have your official GRE scores sent directly to Indiana University using our school code - 1324.  If you have an ETS score sheet, scan it and send it as an attachment to We can use those scores as unofficial scores until the official scores arrive.

  • TOEFL (for international students)

The TOEFL measures English proficiency.  We require all international students who are non-native English speakers to submit TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores are good for two (2) years from the date you took the exam.  We expect a minimum score of 100.  The TOEFL requirement may be waived, if you earned a degree or are earning a degree from a U.S. university.  NOTE: Informatics does not accept IELTS scores.

You will need to have your official TOEFL scores sent directly to Indiana University using our school code - 1324.  If you have an ETS score sheet, scan it and send it as an attachment to We can use those scores as unofficial scores until the official scores arrive.

  • HCI/d Portfolio

All HCI/d applicants are required to submit a portfolio.  Portfolios may include any type of prior work samples such as a thesis, prototypes, writing samples, ethnographic work, photography, etc. These samples do not necessarily need to include only design work samples.  Focus on quality, rather than quantity.  The portfolio should be a single PDF document/file.  You should upload your portfolio as a PDF file with your online application.We do not accept updated versions.

  • Financial Documentation

The financial documentation is not part of your application, however, federal regulations require every admitted international student to demonstrate that the student has current resources available to support himself/herself during their first year of study in the United States. The Office of International Services will issue the immigration documents once they receive the required financial documentation.  For a detailed listing of current estimated expenses for study at IU, please visit the Office of International Services.  The Office of International Services strongly recommends that applicants submit their financial documentation using iStart after they submit their application.  If you have questions about the financial documentation, email the Office of International Services at


The admissions committee will begin reviewing M.S. applicants in January, which will take several weeks. Applicants will receive a decision by mid-March via email.


Admitted students will have until April 15 to accept our offer.  This is in the spirit of the Council of Graduate School Resolution.  After this date, our offer of acceptance will be withdrawn.


We offer partial financial aid to M.S. students. We have limited funds to distribute. The number of applications received and the competitiveness of those applications determines the number of financial awards we are able to offer.  None of our aid packages provides full tuition or a large stipend.  All completed applications are reviewed and considered for financial aid or scholarship.  If you are offered admission, your admit letter will detail the financial award, if any.


The University Graduate School offers several internal and external fellowships and awards. The application process and deadlines vary by fellowship and award, so be sure to read the requirements carefully.  If you are interested in being nominated for an internal fellowship or award, email to make it clear you are interested in being nominated.


Indiana University is committed to keeping its degrees affordable for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to review the Office of the Bursar's listing of tuition and fees and mandatory fees. To determine approximate enrollment costs, use the tuition estimator by selecting the term, residency, level, program, and number of hours to estimate the cost of tuition and associated fees.  For international students, the Office of International Services outlines the tuition and fees for International students.



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