Admissions

Thank you for your interest in graduate program in the School of Engineering Technology.  Students apply to the Purdue University Graduate School by completing an online application. 

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements:

Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:  

  •    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission

Graduate Record Examination (GRE):  

  •    Required -- Average of all scores in the upper 50th percentile, no minimum score has been set,  

International Applicant Requirements: 

Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:

  •     3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission

Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

  •     Required -- Average of all scores in the upper 50th percentile, no minimum score has been set. 

TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:  

  • Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
  • Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 100 and no subscale score less than 22 for unconditional admit.

                            Reading: 19 

                           Listening: 14 

                          Speaking: 18 (27 if you are wanting to apply for a Teaching Assistant (TA) opportunity)

                          Writing: 21

*If you are interested in working as a Teaching Assistant please refer to the Oral English Proficiency Program site to review the minimum requirements.    
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module)

    An alternative to the TOEFL, IELTS overall score of 7.5 or higher will be accepted as an unconditional admit.

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module)

    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers

    Not required, but recommended

Supporting Documents: 

Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • Transcripts- Applicants are expected to have completed a BS degree with a grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • GRE Test-cores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required before an application can be considered for admission and must be on file at the Graduate School at Purdue University before an application can be forwarded with a recommendation to admit. While there is no absolute GRE standard for admission, the strong guideline is for students to be at the 50th percentile for admission (typically a combined score of 300 total for both the verbal and quantitative sections). 
  • English Proficiency- International non-native speakers of English must achieve a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher on the paper-based examination or 77 on the web-based examination. Note that web based scores have minimums in each category (Writing > 21, Speaking > 18, Listening > 14, Reading > 19). The overall and minimum scores are established by the Graduate School. The score must be no more than two years old.
  • Recommendation Letters– Minimum of Three, Objective Evaluation of student’s independent problem-solving, writing skills, analytical reasoning, and ability to work alone and in a team environment to produce valid research results.
  • Statement of Purpose-Should be 300-500 words; any statement of purpose, which exceeds the 500-word limit, will be returned for revision. The statement should describe your purpose for undertaking or continuing graduate study, your reasons for wanting to study at Purdue, and your professional plans, career goals, and research interests. Please note and/or describe which graduate faculty members you have contacted in which you would like to work with.  You may also explain any irregularities or special circumstances applicable to your background and elaborate on your special abilities, awards, achievements, scholarly publications, and/or professional history.
  • Resume- Provide a resume descriptive of your education, work history, significant skills and experiences as well as accomplishments.

Notes:

  • You need to indicate your top three choices of graduate faculty with whom you would to work with. Browse the list of ET graduate faculty and ensure the faculty you choose meet your research interests and that you have contacted them. 

Admission Application Deadlines:

  • We have rolling deadlines, which means we accept applications all year long. Please see information on recommended deadlines on the graduate school’s page.

 

Where to Mail Supporting Documents for Your Application

School of Engineering Technology 
Purdue University
KNOY Hall, Room 145
401 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2021
USA
Attention: Niedra McLeland, Graduate Program Secretary