The Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) expects that all applicants for graduate study will exhibit competency in the following areas as a result of their undergraduate education and experiences:

  • Communication
  • Visualization
  • Creativity
  • Technology

As a result of progress through the graduate program in computer graphics technology, students will exhibit the following core competencies:

  • Ability to develop methods of inquiry related to computer graphics and its applications
  • High level application of graphical knowledge and skills
  • Demonstration of leadership potential

Admission requirements (as part of online application)

  • Each applicant for graduate study should submit:
  • A Statement of Purpose that is to be included as part of the online application
  • Official copies of their transcripts for all degrees recieved.
  • Official GRE score, which must be sent to Purdue by the ETS service
  • Three or more recommendation letters.

Additional required documents (for CGT graduate committee)

  • Four (4) samples of your best work which demonstrate the aforementioned undergraduate competencies (first list above). These samples of work should also demonstrate the applicant's level of potential ability for demonstrating the graduate competency areas (second list above).
  • A writing sample that clearly conveys their ability to communicate in a written form, such as a final term paper, excerpts from an undergraduate or graduate thesis, or a published article for which the applicant is the sole author. Please limit writing samples to five (5) pages or less.
  • If your college transcript is from outside the U.S., you must also submit a brief explanation of your college’s grading system. Include the grading scale (the range of possible grades, from the lowest to the highest possible grade) used at your college.
  • If your college transcript is from outside the U.S., it would help if you include along with your original transcript a version that shows all your grades and grade point averages as percentages. For example, a grade of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 would be shown as 75%.

International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for Purdue University Graduate School admission.Your scores must be sent to Purdue by the ETS service for the scores to be considered official.

When the CGT departmental graduate committee receives the applicant's samples of work, the application will be considered complete and will be reviewed. Printed or digital (web, DVD or CD)