Think of the University Graduate School as your trusted source for graduate studies information at Indiana University.

At the University Graduate School we administer more than 300 Ph.D., master's, and certificate graduate programs on all eight Indiana University campuses. To ensure that all our programs bear a hallmark of excellence, we use worldwide best practices to determine the standards of admission, set the general requirements for degrees, approve courses for graduate credit, and certify candidates for degrees.

Our goal is to guide and support your graduate experience. We listen to your needs to make sure they’re being met. We help departments develop innovative programs that address the current needs of society—so that once you have your degree in hand, you are fully prepared for the career you’ve invested in by enrolling at IU.

For more than 100 years we’ve been refining the mission of the University Graduate School to give you the best education possible. You can read more about the evolving history of the University Graduate School in the University Graduate School Bulletin.