Applications are accepted for the spring and fall.
How to Apply to Luddy's Master's Program
- All programs require a bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional for master's applicants.
- Calculus and linear algebra (resources)
- Strong background in computing, information technology, or biology.
- Courses in
- Linear algebra
- Statistics or probability theory
- Data structures
- Discrete structures or discrete mathematics
- Strong background in one or more of the following:
- Computer science
- Health information management
- Successful coursework (or equivalent) in:
- Medical terminology
- Human anatomy and physiology
Successful applicants should have knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Programming methodologies, such as system design and architectures or problem and algorithm analysis
- Other computing knowledge, such as artificial intelligence and database administration
- Principles and processes of visual communication, industrial design, digital media
- Knowledge and application of 3D animation or modeling tools
- Design methodologies for 2D and 3D product development
- Conceptual modeling, prototyping, and product delivery
- Fundamental concepts of visual communication (e.g., page design/layout)
- Design principles, typography, and color theory
- Application of digital authoring tools for Web or interface design
- Psychology (general, cognitive, and behavioral)
- Sociology and anthropology (ethnography)
- Cross-cultural psychology and communication, information management, or information and library science
- Business, product strategy, management, marketing, and related areas
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.2 in the latest graduate degree or representative graduate hours.
- GRE scores are required for applicants not meeting minimum GPA requirements.
- January 15 (Early action)
- March 1 (International)
- May 1 (Domestic)
- June 1 (MLIS students)
- August 1 (International)
- October 1 (Domestic)
- November 15 (MLIS students)
- March 1 (MLIS students only)
The Graduate Admissions Committee will review applications when all required materials are submitted and received and the $70 application fee is paid by the deadlines indicated.
Submit a 750-1,500-word personal statement. Your personal statement should indicate the following:
- In what manner do you see yourself as a future library/information leader in your future organization and community?
- What examples can you provide that illustrate how you work as a constructive member of a team to solve problems?
- Provide your perspective on or experiences with technology in information services.
All other M.S. programs
Submit a 500-750 word personal statement in your own words indicating
- Why you’re applying to the program
- Your post-graduation career plans
The IU Writing Center provides instructions on how to write a personal statement and avoid plagiarism.
Upload transcripts and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended to the online application. If a transcript is not in English, upload an English translation certified by the college issuing the transcript. We do not require hard copies of transcripts for application review. You do not need to physically mail any documents for admissions purposes.
Applicants with a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree from a non-U.S. institution are encouraged to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by one of the following credential evaluators:
All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial. Your unofficial transcript will be used for application review and admission. If you are admitted, you must submit your official hard copy transcripts. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, you must submit a document that certifies the awarding of the degree.
We accept official electronic transcripts submitted directly from the awarding institution. Those transcripts can be submitted to our admissions team at LuddyGRD@iu.edu.
We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.
Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from either academic or professional sources. Recommendation information is submitted though the online application by the applicant and an email request will be sent automatically to the recommender on your behalf.
Master of Library and Information Science applicants only need 2 letters of recommendation.
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, work experience, research, honors, and awards.
Master of LIbrary and Information Science applicants do not need to submit a resume or CV.
Applicants should submit a portfolio of projects (a link to an online portfolio or in PDF format). Applicants also should specify in the portfolio or resume their specific role and contribution to the portfolio projects. Applicants without an HCI-related background or experience should provide samples of projects completed in related areas, academic writing, published papers, software or programs, or any other evidence of scholarship or professional artifacts. There is no set format for the submission of the portfolio. The portfolio is the opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate persuasively the skills, knowledge, and potential ability to engage and contribute in high-quality, creative projects in human-computer interaction.
Submit proof of English proficiency if your native language is not English. This requirement may be waived if you are a citizen of the United States or a country where English is the official language for higher education, are completing your bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States or a country that is predominately English speaking.
On-Campus Programs (except Computer Science)
90 TOEFL, 7.0 IELTS, or 130 Duolingo
On-Campus Computer Science Program
80 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 115 Duolingo
100% Online Programs:
100 TOEFL or 7.5 IELTS
Upload a copy of your test score results in the Documents Section (under Test Score Report upload option) on the online application. TOEFL test results may also be sent through ETS to IUPUI school code 1325.