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Admissions Requirements

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their potential for making creative contributions as psychologists. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from persons with a strong commitment to research, education, and a scientific perspective. Persons with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. Prospective applicants are invited to visit the campus and meet with faculty.

Requirements vary by degree program:

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Application Instructions


Information for International Applicants to the Graduate Program:

International applicants may find the following website helpful when preparing to submit an application:

As a Purdue University graduate program, we must follow the eligibility standards established by the Purdue University Graduate School. Minimum requirements include: Completion of at least 16 years of primary+secondary+tertiary education and have earned a university first degree. All non-native speakers of English must also submit proof of English proficiency unless the applicant has a Bachelor's degree or higher from the US or a predominantly English-speaking country (check here for the official list). The Psychology Department accepts TOEFL scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) as well as IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Minimum scores:
TOEFL: paper-based test – minimum score = 567 or internet-based test –
minimum score = 86 (iBT subscore minimums: Writing-18, Listening-14, Speaking-18, Reading-19). Both total and subscore minimums must be met to qualify for admission. The average score of admitted students is above 100.

IELTS: 6.5 overall band score must be met to qualify for admission.

You must request that official score reports be sent directly from the reporting institution (ETS or IELTS Test Partners) to IUPUI.

For TOEFL, use institution code 1325.

For IELTS, please request that your scores be sent to:

Psychology Graduate Admissions
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis 
402 North Blackford Street, LD 124
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3275

International applicants without this background cannot be accepted for graduate study, regardless of the name of any first degree they may hold.

Admission Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the following deadlines (Students admitted for fall enrollment only):

  • Clinical Psychology: December 1st 
  • Addiction Neuroscience: December 1st
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology: February 1st 

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