Admission and Application

Who is eligible to apply to the Department of Labor Studies?

  • All qualified high school graduates
  • General Education Diploma (GED) Certificate holders
  • Students admitted to Indiana University
  • Students who have completed at least 12 college credits of course work

To learn more about the Department and the admissions process contact Craig Campbell, Student Services Coordinator at: or call toll free: 800-822-4743.
Application Form (Form)

Application Directions:

  • Step 1: You must first apply and be accepted as a student at one of the Indiana University Campuses.

  • Step 2: Contact the institution of your highest academic achievement (high school or college) and formally request that your latest transcript be sent to the IU campus to which you are applying. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution and carry the institutional seal. Submit an official transcript from each College or University you have ever attended, unless I.U. is the only Institution you have attended.

  • Step 3: Specify your degree.

  • Step 4: Write a double spaced 300-500 word essay discussing and analyzing a labor issue of importance to you.

  • Step 5: Submit three letters of recommendation Complete the Labor Studies application form and submit to the address listed below.

Check list of what to Submit:
  • ____ Completed Application
  • ____ Transcripts from all colleges you have attended
  • ____  Specify your degree
  • ____  Essay on a labor issue
  • ____  Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline:

The Department of Labor Studies has a rolling admission process. Submit your application for consideration and acceptance during any academic semester, but please submit your application at least one month prior to the semester you are planning to enroll for full consideration. Your application will be reviewed by the Labor Studies Admissions Committee. You will be notified by mail no later than one month after the Admissions Committee decision is made.

International Students

The Office of International Affairs is located at 902 W. New York Street, Room ES 2126 and provides a wide range of services to international applicants and students.
Please return the completed application to the Department of Labor Studies at:

Department of Labor Studies
I.U. School of Social Work

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
University Hall, Room AD 2020U
301 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN  46202-5156