Indiana University Graduate School invites you to the...
October 13-15, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
Open to underrepresented minority undergraduate seniors and masters students interested in applying to one of the following PhD programs:
IU Bloomington PhD Programs:
Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Kelly School of Business
Communication and Culture
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Instructional Systems Technology
Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Folklore and Ethnomusicology
French and Italian
School of Public Health
History and Philosophy of Science
Informatics and Computing
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Spanish and Portuguese
Speech and Hearing Sciences
Western European Studies
Single Campus Visit: October 13-15
Activities during this recruitment event include:
- Sessions on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission and fellowships
- Pre-arranged individual and group meetings with IU faculty arranged separately for each participating student
- Opportunity to sit in on classes in their discipline of interest
- Tours of departments and research facilities
- Formal and informal sessions with current graduate students to talk about the degree programs and graduate student life at Indiana University
- Tours of the local area including outdoor recreation in southern Indiana's beautiful fall weather
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents who will have completed a bachelors degree prior to the 2014-15 academic year. For this program, applicants should be:
- interested in obtaining a Ph.D. degree in one of the participating departments; and,
- open to pursuing a career in the professoriate and academic research.
Applications are due on September 6, 2013. The application to participate is available here. It is recommended but not required that applicants be nominated by a faculty mentor or other advisor. The nomination form is available here.
TOP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is Getting You Into IU (GU2IU)?
GU2IU is multi-day recruitment program designed for bringing underrepresented and minority prospective PhD applicants to Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) to experience the offerings of their PhD programs, campus and community.
- When is the GU2IU application considered to be complete?
A complete GU2IU application has four components:
- Name, email address and department website of your faculty advisor or mentor.
- Prospective participant completes the online application form which includes a personal statement no more than 600-650 words.
- Prospective participant forwards an academic transcript where they are currently studying or have completed their studies.
- Prospective participant forwards a current resume.
- When is the GU2IU 2013 application deadline?
Friday, September 6, 2013
- Can I submit my GU2IU application materials after September 6th?
Only completed applications will be considered for GU2IU 2013. All GU2IU applications materials must be received electronically, by US mail or other courier by September 6th, 2013.
- Can I apply if my discipline is not listed above?
Kindly, check back in early August as the participating disciplines will be updated and finalized.
- How many people will be invited for a GU2IU 2013 campus visit?
Up to 25 prospective students
- When will the GU2IU 2013 selection decisions be made?
Applicants will be notified no later than Friday September 20th, 2013
- If selected, when do I need to RSVP?
Selected individuals will be asked to accept their spot in the program and submit their travel arrangement requests no later than Tuesday , September 24, 2013 or risk losing their place in the program.
- How much does it cost to participate in GU2IU?
GU2IU is offered at no cost to selected participants. There is no registration fee.
For those visiting IUB, Bloomington, Indiana University Graduate School will arrange and pay for round trip travel to/from Bloomington, Indiana; airport shuttle from/to IND, and hotel accommodations (double occupancy). Participants will also be provided with meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the GU2IU campus visit. Participants will also be reimbursed transportation to/from the airport in their home town and any additional meals per IRS reimbursement guidelines.
- If I am not selected for a GU2IU campus visit, does this mean that the PhD department or program is not interested in me and that I should not submit an application for PhD admission?
No. Although GU2IU is designed to host 25 participants, the goal of the program is to introduce IUB PhD programs, campus and community to prospective applicants. All are encouraged to submit an application for PhD admission regardless of GU2IU participation.
- Where else can I learn more about the graduate student experience on campus?
Visit the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity website. Here you can meet current IU graduate students and ask a question. You can read about their academic experiences and learn more about community life in Bloomington and IUB on their blog. You can also download one of seven walking tours created by current graduate students for prospective graduate students. The website address is: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradlife/
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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