How to Apply
Whether you're a high school student considering SGIS and Indiana University Bloomington or a transfer student coming to us from another institution, we can help you get started on your path to becoming a student. IU’s Office of Admissions handles all incoming applications.
High-achieving high school students who are admitted to IU with an SGIS major are selected for Direct Admission to SGIS. Be sure to select one of the SGIS majors on your application to qualify!
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure which of our majors to choose – you can change it to another SGIS degree after you are admitted.
Current Exploratory Students
If you're a current IU student and are exploring majors, contact our recruiter for a basic overview of our degree programs and opportunities. SGIS staff and advisors will help guide you through the process of becoming an SGIS student.
The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) currently offers 30 graduate degrees in area studies, including master’s degrees, certificates, and doctoral majors and minors, with numerous options for dual master’s degrees in collaboration with professional schools. SGIS also offers a Ph.D. minor in Global Studies and a Ph.D. minor in Human Rights.
Admission to SGIS graduate programs is administered by the University Graduate School.