Graduate Office Events, Programs & Resources

Prospective Graduate/Professional Students

Workshop & Events

The Graduate Expo at IUPUI will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in the Campus Center. It is your one-stop shop for information about graduate programs at IUPUI and other colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Graduate Expo at IUPUI

Getting You Into IUPUI (GU2IUPUI) is designed to introduce and facilitate admission into one of Indiana University or Purdue University's many outstanding doctoral degree programs on the Indianapolis campus. The event is held annually.


The IUPUI Graduate Office hosts Getting into Graduate School information sessions four times per year that focus on making the decision to go to graduate school and understanding the components of the application package. The sessions are free. Registration is required.

Graduate admissions at IUPUI is decentralized, which means each program has its own requirements and makes its own admission decisions so the session will not address any specific program but rather provide a general overview. You do not need to be an IUPUI student or plan on applying to an IUPUI graduate program to attend an information session.

The first three 2020 Information Session will be virtual sessions held from 4-5 p.m. via Zoom. The 2020 dates include include Wednesday, February 5 (via Zoom), Thursday, April 16 (via Zoom), Wednesday, June 10 (via Zoom), and Tuesday, October 13. The October sessions will be held from 4-5 p.m. in University Library, Room 1170 (Graduate Office).

Register for any session

Recorded Getting Into Grad School Information Session

Learn about topics related to graduate school admissions from IUPUI, Ball State, and Purdue graduate admissions experts in a speed-dating type model. Our presenters have 10 minutes to share their topic and answer questions, repeating the presentation 6 times until participants have heard all of the presentations.

Topics may include:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statements
  • GRE Test Preparation
  • Application Process & Timeline
  • Funding Graduate School
  • Differences Between Undergrad and Grad School.

This event is open to anyone interested in graduate/professional education — at IUPUI or elsewhere! You do not need to be an IUPUI student to attend. Speed Sessions is held annually during the spring semester. The 2020 date is June 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. via Zoom (link to Zoom meeting will be sent upon submission of registration.)


If you are ready to actually apply to Grad School, you won’t want to miss this. Graduate School Admissions Boot Camp provides you with personal attention to help you navigate the admissions process. You will submit a draft personal statement prior to the event for faculty review. In addition to revising the personal statement during Boot Camp, you will also get the opportunity to Chat with Faculty for more one-on-one time allowing your individual questions to be answered. Boot Camp will be held in late October of 2020. Exact date and registration will be announced in the spring of 2020.

Current IUPUI Graduate/Professional Students

Programs, Workshops & Resources

Designed to complement professional development activities and programs within the IUPUI schools and departments, PFFP introduces graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the full range of career options, responsibilities and mentoring in academic and non-academic careers through year round programming, including the annual fall “Pathways” conference. The PFF track provides participants targeted seminars and hands-on activities related to research, teaching and service. The PFP track provides career awareness, and management through outcome-based activities for the versatile use of their degrees. PFFP collaborates with campus offices, various higher education institutions and industry partners.


The Graduate Student Writing Group provides graduate and professional students weekly support and accountability with writing projects such as theses and dissertations, grants or publications. The format allows participants to dedicate time to write, review, and discuss projects, receive feedback, and participate in skill building activities offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and the IUPUI Writing Center.

Writing Group

The GradGrants Center offers free workshops on a variety of funding-related topics. You can also access funding/grant databases and attend one-on-one proposal advising sessions in person in Bloomington or virtually from Indy.


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IUPUI is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This national organization was established to support the development and advancement of faculty and future faculty, as they progress through graduate school to academic appointments. The Center offers online resources to assist with planning academic careers and schedules, work-life balance, strategies for productivity and funding, and approaches to developing collaborations and networks. IUPUI graduate students and faculty can register to access the services of this national network.


Student Organizations for IUPUI Graduate/Professional Students