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Applications are not normally considered on a rolling basis. They are generally considered en masse after the application deadline. You will be notified within a few weeks after the decision is made.  

The degrees are conferred through the Purdue University system, and entering students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate School of Purdue University and departmental requirements. Complete the IUPUI Graduate Admissions Application

General Admission Requirements

The following guidelines are both School of Science and the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program minimum requirements for admission to our MS degree program:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in any of the Physical, Life or Forensic Sciences (i.e chemistry, biology, forensic science)
  • GRE general exam
  • TOEFL: 79
  • Two(2) reference letters
  • Personal Statement

It is strongly preferred that some (if not all) of the following courses have been successfully completed prior to admission, and is specific to the track chosen:

Forensic Biology Concentration

  • Genetics
  • Population Genetics/Statistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

Forensic Chemistry Concentration

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Statistics

Application Deadlines 

  • Thesis MS:  January 15th every year (Fall Enrollment, August)
  • Non-Thesis MS: March 15th (Summer - May or Fall Enrollment, August), October 15th (Spring Enrollment, January) every year.
Complete the IUPUI Graduate Admissions Application

Graduate Student Tuition

IUPUI is consistently recognized as a great value -- offering a top quality education at an affordable price.  Graduate tuition at IUPUI is calculated by credit hours of classes. Rates for science courses are $345.30 per credit hour for Indiana residents, and $1,007 for non-residents.

Reasonable tuition and fees, ample scholarship opportunities, and financial aid programs make the IUPUI School of Science a smart choice.

The IUPUI Tuition & Fee Estimator can help calculate your estimated costs.

Financial Support for Graduate Study

Students may be eligible for a variety of University and Department support packages. Learn more.

International Students

Graduate Student Housing

IUPUI Campus Housing

IUPUI understands that graduate professional needs are different from that of the undergraduate student. The Graduate Professional Community within the Campus Apartments is specifically designated for students pursing graduate or professional degrees. Click here for more information regarding Campus Apartments and Housing Rates.

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Always remember to ask if the apartment offers student of IUPUI discounts. 

International House

As a living and learning center, I-House offers a cross-cultural residence option for international and U.S students and organizes programs on global issues for the campus and community. I-House brings together students, faculty, staff and the Indianapolis community for dialogue about international events and cross-cultural issues, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of global awareness. Learn more about International House.

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