Application Package Components

Applicants must submit the following items to create an application package suitable for review.

  • Purdue University Graduate College On-Line Application Form along with the application fee as specified
  • A detailed, reflective statement of purpose highlighting career goals, capabilities to be developed, and a self assessment highlighting both strengths and weaknesses
  • Detailed resume
  • Transcripts of all universities/post-secondary institutions attended
  • Official GRE (preferred) or GMAT scores
  • A writing sample that documents a high level of competence in written communication such as a thesis or other significant personally written product
  • At least three letters of recommendation from faculty with the doctoral degree and others well qualified to judge potential for success in research and PhD program
  • Official TOEFL scores (if required)
  • Documentation of financial support (required only for international applicants)