Graduate Applicants

How to apply to Luddy's graduate programs

Applications for Luddy's master's programs are accepted in both the spring and fall. Applications to our Ph.D. programs are only accepted in the fall.

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To be eligible to enroll in a master’s program, Indiana University requires you to have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from another country. The admissions committee will consider students who have a three-year bachelor’s degree on a case-by-case basis.



(Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science, and Intelligent Systems Engineering Ph.D. Programs)

  • December 1 – Priority application deadline with funding consideration
  • January 1 – Deadline without funding consideration

M.S. Data Science Online

Learn more about the application process for the M.S. Data Science Online program.

Certificate Data Science Online

Learn more about the application process for the M.S. Data Science Online program.

  • February 1 - Application opens
  • May 1 - Deadline for fall consideration


(Computer Science, Data Science Residential, Human Computer Interaction, Informatics, Information Science, Intelligent Systems Engineering, and Library Science M.S. Programs)

  • July 1 – Applications open
  • January 1 – Priority deadline
  • February 1 – 2nd round deadline
  • February 26 – 3rd round deadline

Luddy Certificates

- Library and Information Science Specialist
- Graduate Certificate in Information Architecture
- Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

  • July 1 – Applications open
  • January 1 – Priority deadline
  • February 1 – 2nd round deadline
  • February 26 – 3rd round deadline

B.S./M.S. Accelerated

(Computer Science and Secure Computing accelerated programs)
Students should apply during their junior year

  • July 1 – Applications open
  • January 1 – Deadline

B.S./M.S. Accelerated Intelligent Systems Engineering

  • July 1 – Application open
  • April 1 – Deadline

Information Science and Library Science 4+1 programs

  • July 1 – Applications open
  • January 15 – Deadline

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $70.

Application Fee Waivers

Application fee waivers are available in certain circumstances. For more information, visit the University Graduate School and select “find out if you’re eligible” under Fee Waiver Programs.

Financial support

The Luddy School may provide financial support to students, but funding is limited and distributed on a competitive basis. The number of students who apply to our program each year determines the number of financial awards that may be offered.

Our M.S. aid packages typically do not cover full tuition or include large stipends. All completed admissions applications will be considered for financial aid or fellowship by the admissions committee at the time of the application review. If you are offered admission, your admissions letter will detail the financial award.

Learn more about financial aid at IU.

International Students

International students should first visit the IU Office of International Services for information about applying to a master’s or Ph.D. program at the Luddy School.

Financial documentation

International students at IU Bloomington are required to submit documents proving they have the financial means to support themselves for a full calendar year, including tuition, fees, and living expenses. You must submit your financial documentation before your admission can be finalized and before visa documents can be issued.

For more information, visit the IU Office of International Services website or contact OIS at


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Over the next several months, we will be hosting a variety of webinars. To request information about the webinars, visit our website and submit the form.