To apply, you must complete the University Graduate School's online application. You must provide the following information in the online application:
- Statement of Purpose:
A written statement (1-2 standard printed pages) outlining your goals and interest in pursuing graduate study at Indiana University must be included with your online application.
- Current Resume:
Please upload your most recent C.V. or resume in the online application.
- Departmental Questions:
Applicants must include all coursework taken in Mathematics and Economics for their application to be considered complete. Please list this information in the section provided within the online application. Additionally, for Ph.D. applicants, there are questions regarding funding interest.
- Three Letters of Recommendation:
The contact information (including names, street addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) of three people who will submit your letters of recommendation via the online application system. The online system will then email your contacts with instructions on how to upload their references online.
M.S. program applicants: Please choose Economics M.S. as the "Academic Plan" and Fall 2021 as the term you wish to enroll in classes.
Recommended: Your online application to IU should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the actual deadline in order for your recommenders to have the opportunity to respond to their notifications by the appropriate deadline.
Ph.D. applications with late materials cannot be guaranteed consideration for financial aid packages.
Writing samples are not required. However, we do welcome them for the Ph.D. application, and they will be considered as part of your application materials. They may be uploaded in the online application.
View the application process for international students
View the application process for domestic students
The cost for submitting the graduate application is $70. The application fee is non-refundable.
Please have official transcripts sent directly from all undergraduate institutions attended, as well as from any graduate programs (if applicable).
For Ph.D applicants, our Graduate Admissions Committee usually looks for a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
All transcripts must be sent to the Office of International Admissions, even if you have attended an institution in the United States. If the original documents are not in English, a verified translation must be sent in addition to the official transcripts in your native language. The Office of International Admissions will not accept electronic transcripts. Please have your sealed, official transcripts (with English translation, if applicable) mailed to:
The Office of International Admissions
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Please have your sealed, official transcripts mailed directly from the institution(s) to:
Department of Economics
Wylie Hall 105
100 S. Woodlawn
Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
If you are in the process of completing a Bachelor’s degree when you apply, a transcript showing your current enrollment in your course of study is acceptable. If admitted to Indiana University, you will be required to submit a final, official transcript directly to Indiana University prior to your matriculation, verifying the completion of your degree and the date your degree was awarded.
Please have ETS send official GRE score results electronically to Indiana University Bloomington. The Institution Code is 1324.
Note. We do not accept GMAT scores.
If your native language is not English, you must submit an official test score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within the last two years, regardless of where you were educated. The testing service should electronically report the TOEFL scores directly to Indiana University Bloomington.
The TOEFL Code is 1324. A current, official TOEFL score report is required in all international applicant files.
Note. We do not accept IELTS scores nor will the TOEFL requirement be waived.
- If TOEFL scores are older than 2 years and/or have a total score that is less than 90 on the iBT, please be aware that you may be required to take the Indiana Academic English Test (IAET) if you are admitted to Indiana University. Students are required to enroll and pass any English courses prescribed from the results of this examination. Tuition fees for English proficiency courses are the same as for other courses; however, the credit hours earned in English proficiency courses will not be counted toward degree requirements.
- To be eligible for an associate instructorship position in future years, students must also meet additional English language requirements, which includes becoming certified by passing the Test of English Proficiency for International Associate Instructor Candidates.
After you apply: International applicants should visit the Office of International Services for detailed information about supporting documents which are necessary to submit in addition to your online application. Look for “Supporting Documents for Graduate Students.”
International applicants must provide a Declaration of Financial Support Form upon notification of acceptance to Indiana University, if you have not been awarded a financial support package. Please fill out and submit this information to the Office of International Admissions directly, either by mail to the above address, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to (812) 856-5378.
View estimated expenses for international graduate students
The evidence of financial support will not be part of your academic admission decision, as this information is held in confidence by the Office of International Admissions. Applications received without any evidence of financial support can be processed for an admission decision. However, admission will be delayed if the Office of International Admissions does not have this information on file. OIS provides details regarding the next steps after admission and provides resources for living in the U.S.