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IU awarded its first global graduate degree in 1912. We currently offer 30 graduate degrees, including master’s degrees, certificates, and doctorates.

Tianrui Ma: Ready to network

“At HLS, I have the feeling that I’m part of the school, part of the culture, part of Bloomington. Everyone has been so friendly. The classes not only give me knowledge for my career but help me build a strong social network,” says second-year Ph.D. student Tianrui Ma. As the only Chinese student in the Arabic doctoral program, Tianrui feared he might be isolated. Instead, he instantly embraced and was embraced by the HLS community.

The classes not only give me knowledge for my career but help me build a strong social network.

Tianrui Ma, Ph.D. candidate, Arabic

Tianrui began studying Arabic as an undergraduate in China. At HLS, Tianrui is completing the coursework for his Ph.D .and studying Persian as well as the art of translation. He loves the challenge of translating from Arabic into English, because, he explains, “for me, it’s translating from one non-native language to another non-native language.” In fact, though, Arabic has become such an integral part of his character that when he composes his own poetry, it’s in Arabic.

You’ve got our full support

IU has a century of experience behind it in helping graduate students with all aspects of their professional and personal lives. You'll automatically become part of the Graduate and Professional Student Network, which has 8,000 members. There are many other offices on campus that are dedicated to helping you with everything from health and child care to financial management strategies to legal services. That’s not to mention your faculty and departmental mentors and advisors.

And of course, there are offices dedicated to helping graduate students find financial aid and fellowships, international study and research support and opportunities, and career and placement counsel.

Get started by talking to the HLS Recruitment Office,, 812-855-3647.