Graduate

Academic requirements

Minimum academic requirements for admission:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. 

If your GPA is lower than 3.2, you can request a waiver of GPA requirement in one of three ways:

  • If you have at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • By submitting official test scores from the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT that meet the following criteria:
    · A combined score of 300 or more (verbal and quantitative) on the GRE or
    · A total score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or
    · A total score of 150 or higher on the LSAT
  • If you have already earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or if you have completed an O’Neill graduate certificate with a 3.5 GPA or higher

To discuss options regarding the GPA requirement, contact Elijah Barry, 317-274-2009, ebarry@iupui.edu.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. 

If your GPA is lower than 3.2, you can request a waiver of GPA requirement in one of two ways:

  • By submitting official test scores from the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT that meet the following criteria:
    · A combined score of 300 or more (verbal and quantitative) on the GRE or
    · A total score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or
    · A total score of 150 or higher on the LSAT
  • If you have already earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or if you have completed an O’Neill graduate certificate with a 3.5 GPA or higher

To discuss options regarding the GPA requirement, contact Elijah Barry, 317-274-2009, ebarry@iupui.edu.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Letters of recommendation are not required when applying to a certificate program, though a personal statement and résumé must be submitted. 

Priority deadlines

  • March 1: Deadline for all applicants pursuing merit-based financial aid

Fall admission

  • March 1: Deadline for international applicants
  • May 15: Deadline for domestic applicants

Spring admission

  • September 15: Deadline for international applicants
  • November 15: Deadline for domestic applicants

Summer admission

  • March 15: Deadline for international and domestic applicants

Steps to apply

O’Neill IUPUI requires the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  • Complete personal statement and departmental question sections on application.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumés are required for all programs.

Personal statement, letters of recommendation, and résumé can be submitted through the eApp process. Transcripts will be kept on file until we receive your online application. Send transcripts to:

Elijah Barry
Manager of Graduate Admissions
O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
801 West Michigan Street
BS 3025
Indianapolis, IN 46202

To apply for graduate programs within the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, you will use the University Online Graduate Application.

Select Public and Environmental Affairs as your intended program and plan. This directs your application to SPEA. If you select a different program, your application will not be available for us to review.

Please be prepared to pay the $70 application fee when you complete and submit your application. This fee is subject to change.

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