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IUPUI Graduate Office

The IUPUI Graduate Office serves the campus community by advocating for all aspects of graduate education. We provide leadership and administrative structure by:

  • Supporting and promoting the success of students as they journey to, into, and through graduate/professional school at IUPUI;
  • Providing all students access to quality educational experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment; and
  • Keeping students at the center of everything we do.

The IUPUI Graduate Office is an office of the Indiana University Graduate School and serves as the administrative center for all graduate and graduate/ professional programs on the Indianapolis campus. Although no graduate degrees are granted by IUPUI itself, more than 8,000 students pursue one of over 300+ graduate-level certificates and degrees offered on the IUPUI campus by the Indiana University Graduate School, the Purdue University Graduate School, and individual schools at IUPUI.

As the locus of graduate administrative activity, the Graduate Office engages with students at several key points during their educational career on campus. Responsibilities of the office include monitoring electronic applications, admitting applicants based upon academic policies and the recommendations of graduate programs, and ensuring that the student’s electronic record is accurate within the IU student system. The Graduate Office team also monitors progression to degree completion and confirms degree requirements are met for all University Graduate School programs and Purdue University master’s and Ph.D. programs offered by our Science and Engineering schools at IUPUI. Graduate Office staff review the format of submitted dissertations and theses for compliance with Graduate School policies. For IU Graduate School students, the Graduate Office mails student diplomas. Purdue University diplomas are distributed by individual schools on the IUPUI campus. The Graduate Office also monitors the progress of non-native English-speaking graduate students in meeting requirements for English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

The Graduate Office also administers the Graduate Affairs Committee, the Graduate Curriculum Subcommittee, the Graduate Fellowship Subcommittee, and the Graduate Recruitment Council.

The office provides leadership for and sponsors the Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student Organization (UPnGO), counsels post baccalaureate in the IPREP program and prospective students, offers programs, workshops and events for graduate and prospective students, and directly recruits locally, regionally, and nationally for graduate and professional programs at IUPUI. The Graduate Mentoring Center based within the Graduate Office, provides year-round programming to students, faculty and staff across campus through workshops, seminars and discussion groups on best practices in collaboration and team development, skillsets for leadership and resiliency, and inclusive mentoring. The IUPUI Graduate Office also connects IUPUI to a wider graduate community through organizations such as the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS), and The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Perhaps most importantly, the IUPUI Graduate Office is the answer center for a wide range of questions pertaining to graduate study, graduate programs, and graduate student life. In addition, the IUPUI Graduate Office supports other offices in providing information and documents for general inquiries.

Last Updated: April 2022