Apply to the PhD or certificate programs

Application priority dates

  • We begin accepting fall applications on October 1st
    The application process may have changed, so please be sure to follow the most up-to-date procedures as outlined below.
  • Deadline for Applications to PhD programs: January 15
    International applicants must allow ample time for the application to be reviewed and, upon admission, for visa documents to be processed and shipped.

How to apply: PhD programs

Prospective PhD students must apply using Indiana University's Online Graduate And Professional Admissions Application. Applicants to the PhD programs should select "Law PhD Degree" as the academic program to which they are applying, "Law and Social Science PhD" as the academic plan, and, if needed, "Law and Democracy" as the subplan.

The law school also requires applicants to each degree program to submit a supplemental application. Please review the supplemental application requirements prior to completing the online eApplication (Law and Social Science | Law and Democracy).

How to Apply: Certificate in legal studies program

For instructions on how to apply, please contact the Office of Graduate Legal Studies. To apply, please use the Indiana University Online Graduate And Professional Admissions Application. Applicants to the Certificate should choose “Law Special Programs” as the Academic Program and “Legal Studies CRT” as the Academic Plan. The Certificate can be pursued in the Spring or the Fall semester.