How to Apply

Application Requirements

You must fill out the online application. You will need to have your credit card available for payment of the $70 application fee.

International applicants should begin their application at the Office of International Admissions.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) should have been taken no more than five years prior to the application date. Scores are required of both native and non-native English speakers. These scores must be sent directly to the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies by the Educational Testing Service. Institutional code: 1324.

Regardless of citizenship and residency status, the university requires all non-native English speakers to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. These scores must be sent directly to the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies by the Educational Testing Service. Institutional code: 1324. Students taking the TOEFL must take the international version of the exam (iBT or PBT). A cumulative score of at least 79 on the Internet based exam is required.

Please have three recommenders who are familiar with your academic performance submit up-to-date letters of recommendation on your behalf to the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. The electronic application provides a link for recommenders to submit their letters electronically.

Provide a statement of 500-1,000 words that explains your personal and/or professional interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, reasons for pursuing graduate study, research interests, faculty with whom you would be interested in studying, etc.

Transcripts should be submitted electronically or via mail to the addresses below:

Domestic Applicants

Domestic applicants may submit their transcripts electronically to hlsgrad@iu.edu or via mail to the following address:

Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Graduate Administrative Services
355 N. Jordan Ave., GA 2075
Bloomington, IN 47405

 

International Applicants

International applicants must submit their transcripts to the Office of International Services. Transcripts may be submitted electronically to newtoiu@iu.edu or via mail to the following address:

Office of International Services
Indiana University
Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

 

A writing sample (25-page limit) is required of all applicants. The sample should be of your academic writing (for example, a course or seminar paper).

If you choose to submit a resume or CV, it should focus on academic accomplishments, honors, and projects, rather than previous employment history (unless that employment history is relevant to the application).

 For more information refer to the University Graduate School website.