Applications are accepted year-round and students may apply to enroll for Summer, Fall or Spring semesters. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester. Applications must be complete, including letters of recommendation, two weeks before courses begin in the semester you are applying for

MIS Application Deadlines
Session Deadline
Fall August (two weeks before courses begin)
Spring January (two weeks before courses begin)
Summer I & II April (two weeks before courses begin)


For regular admission, students must have completed a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale. For regular admission, no other prerequisites are required.

For students with a GPA less than 3.0, exceptions for admission can be made at the discretion of the Master of Interdisciplinary (MIS) Director and the Advisory Committee. If you have recently completed a bachelor's degree, the transcript is an important part of the admissions decision. However, having a cumulative GPA that is under 3.0 is not automatic grounds for rejection. Life experience is also an important factor in the review of admissions materials. Students with less than a 3.0 should explain relevant life and work experiences, extenuating circumstances, and academic strengths in an admissions essay. The admissions committee will consider these factors as well as: GPA in the major and/or last years of study, any graduate admission exam scores (GRE, LSAT, etc.), and courses taken within the last three years in preparation for graduate level work. For students with less than a cumulative 3.0, and for those students in need of addition preparation for graduate level coursework, we suggest two or three upper level undergraduate courses (with a grade of B or above) chosen in consultation with the MIS Director covering: advanced analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills. Please contact the program director for guidance on suggested courses.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional information from applicants to assess their candidacy for admission.

Application Requirements

  1. Applications to the Interdisciplinary Studies programs (MIS or Graduate Certificates) are submitted electronically. The application should be submitted via this on-line process: MIS Online Application or MIS Online Application for International Students

  2. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts - complete and official.
    You will be asked to list all previous schools attended, but it is your responsibility to contact the schools for official transcripts. Note that you do not need to request any IU system transcripts; the MIS office can access IU transcripts. If you have international coursework, visit the International Applicants page to learn more.

    Transcripts should be sent to:

    Eric Voelker
    Records Specialist, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, IU Southeast
    Crestview Hall 018B,
    4201 Grant Line Road,
    New Albany In 47150
    (812) 941-2604

  3. Application fee: $40.
    In order to complete the on-line submission process you will have to make electronic payment of the application fee.
  1. Conversation with the MIS Director.
    Once the complete application has been received, the MIS director will contact you to schedule a conversation, either in-person or by telephone, at your convenience. You may also contact us at any time with questions or to schedule a meeting.

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