• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gary, IN, United States
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Knowledge of a second language is a vital and practical skill needed for many careers in business, education, social services, health care, and government in Northwest Indiana and beyond. Through excellence in classroom teaching, active participation in research, and professional and community service, the Department of Modern Languages aims to equip students with foreign language skills and a positive cultural understanding in order to prepare them for graduate studies, employment, and effective participation in our culturally diverse society.

Program Highlights

As an integral part of the IU Northwest College of Arts and Sciences, our programs and courses enhance students' understanding of past and present human experience, broaden their awareness of peoples, places, and things on a more universal level, and compel them to think critically about linguistic and cultural norms.

Indiana University’s ample selection of study abroad programs allows students the opportunity to explore new environments and practice a second language more completely, using it in everyday life for an extended period of time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chosen among FREN-F 300, FREN-F 305, FREN-F 306, FREN-F 328, FREN-F 380, FREN-F 391 (12 cr.)
  • 400 level courses (9 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 100 (or a more advanced course taught in Spanish)
  • ITAL-M 100 (or a more advanced course taught in Italian)
  • GER-G 100 (or a more advanced course taught in German)
  • SPAN-S 230
  • SPAN-S 231
  • SPAN-S 240
  • SPAN-S 241
  • SPAN-S 251
  • SPAN-S 260
  • SPAN-S 284
  • SPAN-S 290
  • CDNS-C 101
  • CDNS-C 301
  • CDNS-C 350
  • CDNS-C 400
  • CDNS-C 495
  • CMLT-C 261
  • CMLT-C 340
  • LING-L 103

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students who are interested in IU need to be aware of the high school prerequisites before applying to IU. Applicants should complete at least 34 credits (or semesters) of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses in high school. We focus mainly on the academic performance and preparation of the applicant throughout high school.

You can share standards, but only Admissions staff members can assess a student’s admissibility. Though we will consider additional factors, our admissions decisions are primarily based on academics.

Additional Factors

  • Class rank
  • Academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Personal statements
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    220 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 220 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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