How to Apply

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to The Purdue Graduate School and Purdue Polytechnic Institute you are required to have obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. Your GPA for the last completed degree must be above a 3.00 on a scale of 4.00. (If you did not obtain a 3.00, please contact the Center for Professional Studies to discuss conditional admittance.)

Special Requirements:

  • A background (education and/or experience) in IT systems and architecture is required.
  • Two years of work experience is required. 

How to Apply

Start by reviewing these application tips to walk through the process, then put together your application packet:

  • Completed electronic application form
  • Statement of purpose (300-500 words) highlighting:

    • Your career objectives
    • Why you’re interested in graduate study
    • How a graduate degree will help you attain your career objectives
    • Your professional plans and applied research interest
    • Elaboration on any special abilities, awards, achievements, scholarly publications and professional history
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your current employer if possible
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning
  • Resume showing your work history