Graduate Office Events, Programs & Resources

Prospective Graduate/Professional Students

Workshop & Events

Graduate Expo is your one-stop shop for information about graduate programs at IU Indianapolis and other colleges and universities throughout the United States. The event is held annually each fall. The 2024 date is October 10. Registration for prospective students and exhibitors will open in late June.

Getting You Into IU Indianapolis is designed to introduce and facilitate admission into one of Indiana University's many outstanding certificate, masters, doctoral or professional degree programs on the Indianapolis campus.


The IU Graduate School Indianapolis hosts "What about Grad School?" Information Sessions several times per year via Zoom that focus on making the decision to go to graduate school and understanding the components of the application package. The sessions are free. Registration is required.

Graduate admissions at IU Indianapolis is decentralized, which means each program has its own requirements and makes its own admission decisions so the session will not address any specific program but rather provide a general overview. You do not need to be an IU Indianapolis student or plan on applying to an IU Indianapolis graduate program to attend an information session.

For summer of 2024, the information sessions will be held on June 18 and July 11, both via Zoom from 2-2:45 p.m. Register for only one, as the sessions are the same.

Register for the June 18 session

Register for the July 11 session

Fall 2024 information sessions will be posted in early August.

Learn about topics related to graduate school admissions from graduate admissions experts. Our presenters have 10-15 minutes to share their topic and answer questions.

Topics are:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statements
  • Application Process
  • Funding Graduate School
  • Differences Between Undergrad and Grad School.

This event is open to anyone interested in graduate/professional education — at IU Indianapolis or elsewhere! You do not need to be an IU Indianapolis student to attend. Speed Sessions is held annually during the spring semester.

The 2025 date will be announced in January.

Prospective students who are ready to apply to graduate school will benefit most from this virtual workshop. The event focuses on Personal Statements – registrants must submit a draft personal statement prior to the event for faculty review. During Boot Camp, attendees will get the feedback and advice on their statement. Other topics covered are: Letters of Recommendation, Preparing Your Grad School Package, and Chat with Faculty. Boot Camp is usually held in the fall semester via Zoom. The 2024 date will be announced in August.

If you are thinking of coming to IU Indianapolis for graduate/professional school, join us for a tour of our beautiful campus!

Graduate Student Tours are held once per month during the fall and spring semesters, generally on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. and meet in Campus Center, Room 240. The dates for fall 2024 will be announced in June.

Current IU Indianapolis Graduate/Professional Students

Programs, Workshops & Resources

Designed to complement professional development activities and programs within the IU Indianapolis schools and departments, PFFP introduces graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the full range of career options, responsibilities and mentoring in academic and non-academic careers through year round programming, including the annual fall “Pathways” conference. The PFF track provides participants targeted seminars and hands-on activities related to research, teaching and service. The PFP track provides career awareness, and management through outcome-based activities for the versatile use of their degrees. PFFP collaborates with campus offices, various higher education institutions and industry partners.


The Graduate Student Writing Group provides graduate and professional students weekly support and accountability with writing projects such as theses and dissertations, grants or publications. The format allows participants to dedicate time to write, review, and discuss projects, receive feedback, and participate in skill building activities offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and the IU Indianapolis Writing Center.

Writing Group

The GradGrants Center offers free workshops on a variety of funding-related topics. You can also access funding/grant databases and attend one-on-one proposal advising sessions in person in Bloomington or virtually from Indy.


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IU Indianapolis is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This national organization was established to support the development and advancement of faculty and future faculty, as they progress through graduate school to academic appointments. The Center offers online resources to assist with planning academic careers and schedules, work-life balance, strategies for productivity and funding, and approaches to developing collaborations and networks. IU Indianapolis graduate students and faculty can register to access the services of this national network.


Student Organizations for IU Indianapolis Graduate/Professional Students