Plan of Study

The MS in Biometrics courses are offered on a rolling format, 100% online, that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. The rolling format allows you to complete the 33 required credit hours in 2-3 years.

As you complete your first full semester, we'll work with you to establish your individual Plan of Study (POS). All students are required to have an approved Plan of Study in order to graduate from Purdue.

The Plan of Study serves as a contract between you, your advisory committee, and Purdue University’s Graduate School. Your POS is a blueprint for successful completion of your degree requirements. The plan must be approved adhering to department and Graduate School policies. We strongly encourage students to have an approved Plan of Study on file by the end of their first semester.

Refer to the table below and the POS Overview for assistance on what courses to take and when they’re offered. For a detailed description of each course please visit the Course Offerings page under the Student Resources tab. 

Course Name

Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

Biometric Technology and Applications

3

 

Measurement and Evaluation

3

 

Biometrics Systems Interoperability

3

   
Design of Experiments

3

   
Human Factors in Engineering

3

   
Introduction to AIDC

3

 

 
Portfolio Introduction

1

 

 
Project Management

3

 

 
Research Methods

3

 

 
Advanced Topics in Biometrics

3

 

 

Business and Biometrics

3

 

 

Sampling and Survey Techniques

3

 

 
Statistical Methods

3

 

 
Biometrics Policy, Law, and Ethics

3

   

Information Security Concepts

3

   

Interpersonal Skills

3

   

Policy, Law, and Ethics

3