Graduate Programs


How to Apply

An online application process can be accessed through the School of Nursing Web site. Instructions and links can be found at Other application information can be obtained from the Center for Academic Affairs, 1111 Middle Drive, NU 122, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5107; e-mail: oesgrad [at] iupui [dot] edu phone: (317) 274-2806; fax: (317) 274-2996; Web: International applicants must indicate on the graduate application that they are an International student.

Applicants need to complete an application packet that includes: (1)  all forms required by the university; (2) official, original, sealed transcripts from each post-high school educational institution attended, including colleges, universities, and diploma schools of nursing (compilations on one transcript are not acceptable); (3) a 250-word essay describing career objectives; (4) payment of a nonrefundable application fee (this is required of all U.S. applicants who are new to Indiana University). All application materials must be submitted at the same time in the same packet except online applications, transcripts, and references.

Transcripts and references are submitted and should be sent to the Office of Graduate Programs, Indiana University School of Nursing, 1111 Middle Drive, NU 122, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5107. Fees are paid electronically through the OneStart system.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the master’s program are considered  twice a year. Completed applications are due February 15 and September 15. Acute Care NP only admits September 15. Family NP and Pediatric NP only admits February 15. Applications for the PhD program are considered twice a year - August 15 and October 15 for admission the following summer. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews. The PhD Admissions committee makes nominations of the best-qualified candidates to the IU Graduate School. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program admits students once a year and application materials are due March 1. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews, and final acceptance decisions are made in April for fall admission.

Last updated: February, 2012