- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
- Minimum overall GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)
Applied Data Science or Sports Analytics M.S.
Although applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment, this degree is open to all majors. Students are expected to possess, or rapidly acquire, knowledge and skills in programming and linear algebra.
Human-Computer Interaction M.S. and Ph.D.
Successful applicants will have a foundation of core knowledge and skills (from either past education or work experience) in one or more of the following proficiency areas:
- Programming. Proficiency in programming/scripting, including:
- A basic understanding of programming methodologies, such as system design and architecture, problem and algorithm analysis
- Other systems knowledge such as artificial intelligence and database administration
- Design. Proficiency with the principles and processes of visual communication, industrial design, digital media or other disciplines using design theory and practice, including:
- Knowledge and application of 3D animation and/or modeling tools
- Design methodologies for 2D and 3D product development
- Conceptual modeling, prototyping, and product delivery
- Fundamental concepts of visual communication (e.g., page design/layout)
- Design principles, typography and color theory
- Knowledge and application of a range of digital (vector and raster) authoring tools for Web or interface design
- Social Sciences. Coursework in one or more of the following areas:
- Psychology (general, cognitive, and behavioral)
- Sociology and anthropology (ethnography)
- Cross-cultural psychology and communication Information management and/or Information and library science
Media Arts and Science M.S.
- Strong background in media arts and science, fine arts, graphic design, computer science, informatics, communication/media studies or film/cultural studies
- Students with backgrounds in the sciences or the humanities are also encouraged to apply if your interest is in developing a multidisciplinary approach to media arts.
|Degree||Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|Master of Science and Certificates||Early Action: January 15
Regular: March 15
|September 1 (international students)
October 1 (domestic students)
How to Apply
All documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review applications until the application fee and all required materials are completed and received by the deadlines indicated.
Complete and submit the IUPUI Graduate Online Application form. Choose Informatics as your Academic Program and Informatics Ph.D. (for Human-Computer Interaction), Human-Computer Interaction M.S., Informatics M.S. (for Data Analytics or Sports Analytics), or Media Arts and Science M.S. as your Academic Plan.
Resume and Portfolio
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, work, research, honors/awards, and computer programming experience.
In addition to an updated resume or CV, applicants should submit a portfolio of projects (a link to an online portfolio or in PDF format). The applicants should also specify in the portfolio or resume their specific role and contribution to the portfolio projects. Applicants without a HCI-related background or experience should provide samples of projects completed in related areas, academic writing, published papers, software or programs, or any other evidence of scholarship or professional artifacts. There is no set format for the submission of the portfolio. The portfolio is the opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate persuasively the skills, knowledge and potential ability to engage and contribute in high-quality, creative projects in human-computer interaction.
Media Arts and Science
Applicants must provide a professional portfolio in addition to a resume or CV. Applicants without a new media, art or graphic design background should provide samples of academic writing, published papers, software or programs, or any other evidence of scholarship. There is no set format for the submission of the portfolio. The portfolio is the opportunity for the applicant to persuasively demonstrate the skills, knowledge and potential ability to engage and contribute in high-quality, creative projects in digital media.
Submit a personal statement in your own words indicating
- Why you’re applying to the program
- Your post-graduation career plans
(The IU Writing Center provides instructions on how to write a personal statement and avoid plagiarism.)
Submit all transcript(s) and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended. If a transcript is not in English, please upload an English translated certified by the college which issued the transcript.
All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial. Your unofficial transcript will be used for application review and admission. If you are admitted, you must submit your official hard copy transcripts directly to the IUPUI Graduate School after you arrive to campus. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, you will be required to submit a document that certifies the awarding of that degree.
We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.
Submit three references from academic instructors and/or employers. To submit references, you will input contact information for each person on your electronic application. The reference will receive a form via email to fill out and submit electronically.
All Ph.D. and HCI M.S. applicants are required to complete the GRE within the last five years. The IUPUI school code for the GRE is 1325. Enter this code on the exam’s answer sheets.
If you are seeking financial support from SOIC and/or applying to the PhD program, you are required to complete the GRE and ensure that IUPUI receives your score report from the GRE exam board. The IUPUI school code for the GRE is 1325. Enter this code on the exam’s answer sheets.
TOEFL or IELTS
Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within the last two years if your native language is not English.
Minimum required scores: 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS. Use IUPUI school code 1325.
This requirement may be waived if a bachelor’s or master’s degree has been earned in the United States, successful completion of ELS Level 112, or placed into G013 or higher on the IUPUI ESL Placement Test.
Pay your $65 application fee.