Reaching the next level

Hamilton Lugar School graduate students can explore nearly 50 pathways, including masters degrees, certificates, and PhD programs, as well as dual degree options in collaboration with professional schools at IU. Our broad, transdisciplinary approach is particularly beneficial for doctoral students, who can also pursue pursue minors and certificates in a diversity of fields. 

To learn more about applying to HLS as a graduate student, contact our team at

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Funding opportunities

The Hamilton Lugar School and Indiana University teach more than 80 languages—the most in the United States. We also lead the country in available Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellows receive generous stipend and tuition benefits. These prestigious awards support the development of cultural fluency and global expertise in nearly every area of the world, including Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

FLAS application deadline: January 31, 2020

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Application tips

  1. Hamilton Lugar School's departments and programs set their own application deadlines. Visit your prospective program’s website to determine when you need to apply.
  2. You can apply to as many degree programs as you want.
  3. Questions? You can contact the HLS Grad Office at any time at

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