Why IU

At The University Graduate School, we are fueled by a common mission: to advance into unknown territories of knowledge and to create solutions where before the world saw only problems.

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A Commitment to Anti-Racism at Indiana University

As the world changes, it requires us to continually reevaluate how we live up to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. For decades, Indiana University has been at the forefront of this work, striving for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning environment for people from all backgrounds. We invite you to be co-workers in envisioning a just and fair future for all.

We invite you to explore the work of Indiana University faculty and staff whose academic, personal, and professional commitment to anti-racist, diversity, equity, and inclusion work establishes IU as a national leader.

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Trauma Resources

For many of us, 2020 has proved to be a year of infamy, from COVID-19 and political unrest, to social and racial injustice. Today we are still feeling the effects of that trauma through triggered feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, confusion, loss, and more. To support the IU community recognize, define, and support healing associated with trauma, The University Graduate School has pulled together a comprehensive list of free resources. We invite you to learn more.

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300+Graduate programs across eight campuses

5,300+Graduate students enrolled per semester

4,700+Ph.D.'s Awarded Since 2007

6.2Average years to degree

Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Indiana University’s work to improve the college trajectory for underrepresented students is an important and vital part of its mission to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus. To be honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award is further affirmation of this commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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2021 HEED Award for IU.

Excelling in Diversity

The 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awardees have been announced! The IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses received the award, as they have a number of times before. It is the only national award honoring U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion through their innovative programs and outreach; hiring practices for faculty and staff; and student recruitment, retention, and completion. In addition, for the fourth year, IU Bloomington has also been named a Diversity Champion, INSIGHT Into Diversity’s highest distinction.

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The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs has one of the most well regarded academic programs at the graduate level and renowned faculty working between Bloomington and Indianapolis.

Riley Michael Sandel. Master of Public Affairs (MPA) with a concentration in Urban and Regional Governance