How to Apply
Prospective students begin the application process by completing the application. Applicants must submit a personal statement; CV/ resume; three letters of recommendation; GRE or MCAT scores; Proof of English proficiency; supplemental department questions; all official education documents (transcripts, marksheets, diploma and degree certificates); proof of participation in recruitment programs (if applicable); and immigration documentation (if applicable).
Recruitment programs include McNair, LSAMP, Herbert fellows, Bridges to the Doctorate, AmeriCorps, etc
Use the Application Management for Students tool to follow-up with application processes.
Letters of recommendation should come from a lab mentor, PI, or senior lab researcher with a PhD whom have both a professional and direct knowledge of the applicant. Current or recent academic instructors and/or employers (with direct knowledge of the applicant) are also accepted. Letters from friends, lab mates, coworkers, priests or irrelevant instructors, faculty, or administrators are not accepted. All letters of recommendation are due by the December 15 application deadline.
One of the following means can be used to submit letters of recommendation:
- Applicant completes and submits application before deadline allowing time for recommenders to complete using the electronic system (preferred).
- Recommenders email recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Recommenders mail recommendations directly to the Graduate Division in a sealed envelope with signature on the seal of the envelope.
- Applicant collects letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope with a recommender’s signature on the seal and mails directly to the Graduate Division.
A personal statement (no word limit) should include:
- Personal characteristics and abilities
- Research and faculty interest
- Career objectives
- Preparation for graduate study
- Explanation for any problems or inconsistencies in academic records
- Explanation of desire to enroll in the IBMG Program for PhD Study at IU School of Medicine
U. S. citizens or permanent residents with bachelor degree(s) earned in U.S.
International applications or U.S. citizens or permanent residents with bachelor degree(s) earned outside of U.S.
Average test scores from applicants to the IU School of Medicine IBMG Program for PhD Study are provided in the table below.
|Domestic students||International students|
|GPA||3.56||Varies depending on institution|
PhD Recruitment Schedule
|February 18, 2017||Indiana Physiology Conference||Indianapolis, IN|
|March 3, 2017||Indiana University Health Programs Fair||Bloomington, IN|
|March 12-16, 2017||Society of Toxicology Annual Conference & Grad Fair * #||Baltimore, MD|
|April 6-8, 2017||National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2017||University of Memphis|
|April 24, 2017||Indiana University STEM Programs|
Science Careers: What Can I Be with a PhD?
|June 2, 2017||IPREP Research Tour||Indianapolis, IN|
|July 17, 2017||University of the District of Columbia|
MBTI with Research Faculty
|July 18, 2017||NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair #||Bethesda, MD|
|July 19, 2017||Trinity Washington University|
|July 25, 2017||BIOMED Virtual Fair * ^|
|August 4, 2017||Indiana University School of Medicine, MS1 Orientation Fair *||Indianapolis, IN|
|August 11, 2017||Indiana University School of Medicine, Genetic Counseling Open House & GC101 *||Indianapolis, IN|
|August 31, 2017||IUPUI IPREP Brown Bag Lunch|
Science Careers: What Can I Be with a PhD?
|September 12, 2017||BIOMED Virtual Fair for Persons with Disabilities|
|September 14, 2017||DePauw Graduate School Fair *||Greencastle, IN|
|September 19, 2017||Hanover College Graduate School Fair||Hanover, IN|
|September 21, 2017||IUPUI Graduate School Fair||Indianapolis, IN|
|September 22, 2017||MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference||Kansas City, MO|
|September 25, 2017||Big 10 Graduate School Expo * ^||Purdue University|
West Lafayette, IN
|September 25, 2017||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Graduate School Fair||Terre Haute, IN|
|September 26, 2017||Earlham College Graduate School Fair *||Richmond, IN|
|October 3, 2017||BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair * ^|
|October 6-8, 2017||LSMCE Annual Conference||Indianapolis, IN|
|October 18, 2017||Ball State University Graduate and Professional School Day *||Muncie, IN|
|October 19, 2017||Ball State University Health Professional Graduate School Day *||Muncie, IN|
|October 19-21, 2017||SACNAS 2017 * ^||Salt Lake City, UT|
|October 19-21, 2017||26th Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair*||Schaumberg, IL|
|November 1-4, 2017||ABRCMS National Conference * ^||Phoenix, AZ|
|November 4, 2017||West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference & Graduate School Fair *||Grand Rapids, MI|
|November 11-14, 2017||Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference & Graduate Fair * #||Washington, DC|
|November 17-20, 2017||45th Autumn Immunology Conference * ^ #||Chicago, IL|
|April 26, 2018||BIOMED Virtual Fair * ^|
* One or more current graduate students will be present to talk with students.
^ One or more faculty members will be present to talk with students.
# One or more alumni will be present to talk with students.
PhD Admissions FAQ
The IUPUI Graduate Office offers easy steps to begin the application process.
No. Students are required provide their own housing on or off campus.
No. Acceptance for the PhD program is granted for fall semester entry only.
The Office of International Affairs offers great resources on financial information for international applicants.
The GRE subject test isn’t required for admission; however, if submitted, the results for the GRE subject test are added to an applicant’s file for consideration.
The institution code is 1325.
No. Test scores must be sent to IU School of Medicine from the testing service for the scores to be considered official.