New Schools & Programs

Designing schools and programs for the future

IU graduates are always in demand because we continually build and reshape our academic programs and schools to be in step with evolving job markets. Wherever there is a better avenue for understanding and improving the world, we pursue it—providing students with new knowledge and relevant career preparation.

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Engineering degrees

Bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in intelligent systems engineering are offered through the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Students learn to engineer and design small-scale, mobile, personal technologies that integrate big data, computational modeling, and intelligent systems. Degree tracks include computer engineering and cyberphysical systems, bioengineering, and molecular and nanoscale engineering. Doctoral students have additional degree options in environmental engineering and neuroengineering.

School of Art, Architecture + Design

The School of Art, Architecture, and Design prepares students to move the world forward in a variety of careers in art, design, and merchandising. The school lives within the College of Arts and Sciences and unites the Department of Studio Art and the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design.

Keeping the current campus facilities for fine arts, apparel merchandising, and interior design, the school will add remodeled spaces in Kirkwood Hall for individual and collaborative work. Established in the fall of 2016, the school continues to build new degrees and programs.

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The Media School

Established in 2014, The Media School at Indiana University brings together our esteemed 100-year-old journalism program, long-standing telecommunications department, and burgeoning program in film studies. The Media School faculty nurture the next generation of media producers and innovators by preparing students for 21st-century careers that require new mastery of communication, research skills, and technology.

Within three main degrees—journalism, media, and game design—undergraduate students get comprehensive training in media theory and practice and many opportunities to specialize in areas such as documentary films and international reporting.

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School of Global and International Studies

Former senators Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton are professors of practice in the School of Global and International Studies and examples of the prestigious faculty with international expertise who teach here. Lugar chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Hamilton chaired the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Students are prepared to succeed in international hubs for industry as well as in less common areas of international study. Hebrew, Kurdish, and Swahili are among the 70+ foreign languages offered, and the school is home to several national centers for international research and cultural education.

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School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

It was the first school of its kind in the nation when it opened its doors as the School of Informatics in 2000. The first Ph.D. in informatics and one of the first master’s degrees in cybersecurity are among its groundbreaking degree programs. In 2013, the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering began to offer IU’s highly ranked programs in library and information science. New degrees in intelligent systems engineering began in the fall of 2016.

A pioneer on the frontiers of the Information Age, the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering will continue to lead the way for the next generation of experts in these fields.

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School of Public Health-Bloomington

Since its founding seven decades ago as the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, the School of Public Health-Bloomington has been celebrated for its research and community outreach. Renamed in 2012 to reflect the evolution of its role in preventing disease, promoting health, and enhancing quality of life, the school continues to address growing local and global health challenges in novel ways.

The school’s comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach combines its long-standing strengths in parks, tourism, sports, leisure activities, physical activity, and nutrition—and new strengths in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health.

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