Student Opportunities

Get hands-on experience with research

As early as your freshman year, you’ll be able to participate in research with our renowned faculty. Our undergraduate students have coauthored research papers and presented at national conferences. These kinds of opportunities just don’t happen at other research institutions—and they’re exactly what you need to help you get into graduate school, medical school, or the job you want.

Other ways to get experience


In your second or third year at IUPUI, you can apply for an internship through the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program. This program encourages career exploration, skills development, and professional growth. Each spring, students give a poster presentation to share the work they’ve done during their internship.

Graduate research

If you’re a student in our M.S. or Ph.D. program, you should work with a faculty mentor as soon as possible to identify your thesis topic. You’ll test your thesis by conducting research, and you can expect your research and write-up to take at least one year of the program.