International Graduate Admissions

Your journey to an accredited U.S. graduate degree begins right here at Indiana State University. With more than 75 graduate programs to choose from, you will have the opportunity to explore your interests, make new friends, and prepare for a successful career. Our international admissions team and counselors are ready to answer all of your questions and guide you through every step of the admission process.

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Graduate programs in the following departments have program-specific applications: Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation; Psychology; Social Work; and Communication Disorders, and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Applicants to these programs must contact the program coordinator or visit the department's website prior to submitting any admission materials.

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Listed below are instructions for international students completing master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees other than those listed above.

Follow these instructions if you are: 

  • Seeking a graduate degree 
  • Not a U.S. citizen (or U.S. permanent resident)

Applicants normally receive a response within 4-6 weeks of receiving all application materials, including: 


  1. A completed Indiana State University application.
    • Complete and submit the online admissions application
    • Fill out the application completely. 
    • Use your name as it appears on your passport. It is vital to use the same name on all correspondence to Indiana State University.  
    • If you do not have a U.S. social security number, leave this item blank, and the University will assign you a University identification number. 
    • Write your address as you would on an envelope to be mailed to yourself. Include your street and number (or post office box), city/US IP code, province/state/zone, postal code, and country. When completing your address on your application, your permanent address must be your home country address, even if you are currently residing in the U.S. Do not list the U.S. address of a friend or relative. 
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $65.00 (USD). The application fee is payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or check or international money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit the application fee to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University.
  3. The credential evaluation process can take several weeks to complete. We strongly urge you to begin the process as early as possible. Your application will not be complete until we have received your college or university transcript that denotes the degree earned. We will accept an unofficial transcript initially. However, an official transcript must be provided no later than your arrival on campus.
    • We accept credential evaluation reports from these select members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
    • If you attended high school, college, or university in the U.S., you must have official transcript(s) sent directly from the school(s) to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809, United States of America. 
    • If you are transferring from an international college or university, the Office of the Registrar encourages you to obtain course syllabi or course descriptions of courses previously taken. Syllabi are preferred.
    • If you do not provide syllabi or course descriptions, you may only expect to receive general elective credit for the courses you have taken. If general credit is awarded for those courses, please note that the courses may not apply to your degree program. You should note that even if a course syllabus or description is provided, the course still may not be deemed equivalent to a course at Indiana State University and may instead be given general elective credit.
  4. An affidavit of financial support. Complete this Financial Guarantee form. Submit the completed form in the “supplemental materials” tab in the online admission application. For further information and instructions, see Demonstration of Financial Support.
  5. An original current bank statement must be mailed directly from the issuing bank to Indiana State University.
  6. Official TOEFL (code 1322), IELTS, or ELS scores (unless exempt) must be sent directly from the testing center to Indiana State University. For important information, see Required Scores.
  7. Official GRE, GMAT, and PRAXIS scores (if required by the program) must be sent directly from the testing center.
  8. A copy of your passport. Submit a copy of your passport in the “supplemental materials” tab in the online admission application. If studying in the U.S., a copy of your current I-94 card, F-1 or J-1 visa, and I-20 or DS-2019 is also required. If you are currently in the U.S. but not studying, a copy of the applicable visa must also be submitted. 

Note: All academic and supplemental documents submitted to Indiana State University become the property of the University and will not be released.

The Indiana State University mailing address is:

Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
United States of America 

Priority Graduate Application Deadlines

Fall semester: June 1
Spring semester: October 15
Summer session: February 15

Individual programs may have earlier application deadlines. Contact the academic department or program coordinator to determine deadlines and other important dates for your chosen program.

Start Dates

Some graduate programs have specific start-term restrictions. Contact the academic department or program director for details.

Note: Applicants are responsible for completing the application process in a timely fashion. The Office of Graduate Studies is not responsible for delays caused by mailing services. Please note that an application will not be reviewed until all required documents are received.

Estimated graduate expenses must be used when calculating the financial support necessary for admission to the University and granting of the I-20 eligibility document.

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To be eligible for admission, you must meet Indiana State University requirements for English proficiency. You may demonstrate proficiency by meeting one of the following criteria: 

Financial support sufficient to cover your educational expenses for one (1) year must be demonstrated before the I-20 eligibility document is issued. For instructions, including the required affidavit of financial support, see Demonstration of Financial Support.

To receive your I-20 quickly, you may request express mailing of your documents. For instructions see Expediate Issuance

Admission is evaluated based on the strength of the application, including:

  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) or previous graduate GPA 
  • GRE or GMAT test scores (if required by the program) 
  • Recommendation letters (if required by the program)  
  • Statement of purpose (if required by the program)

Note Regarding Recommendation Letters: During the online admissions application process, under the supplemental materials tab, click on "Add A Recommendation Request.” Provide the name and email of the recommender. Indiana State University will email the recommender and provide instructions on how to upload the letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation uploaded by the student will not be accepted.