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Biomedical Engineering

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Biomedical Engineering.  It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the "Completing the Application" section of this page:

  • Transcripts - Biomedical Engineering will accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes.  You will only need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the request of Biomedical Engineering or if you are recommended for admission.
  • GRE Test
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters - online submission recommended and preferred
  • Statement of Purpose - online submission required; In addition to describing your research interest and research training in your statement of purpose, please also describe in detail 1) What factors are most important to your professional growth and success; 2) What factors are most important to you in choosing a graduate school program; and 3) What factors motivated you to apply to the graduate program of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.

Application Deadlines:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below. 

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen December 15 Priority October 31 Priority (limited – visit BME website below) No Entry
International in U.S. December 15 Priority October 31 Priority (limited – visit BME website below) No Entry
International outside U.S. December 15 Priority October 1 Priority (limited – visit BME website below) No Entry

 

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To: Web Sites of Interest
Name: Sandy May
Phone: (765) 494-7054
E-mail: WeldonBMEGrad@purdue.edu
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Office
Purdue University
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
USA

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       Minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0 (3.6 is the typical average)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Required: 
       Target GRE verbal is approximately 550 and higher; 156 and higher on revised GRE
       Target GRE quantitative is approximately 750 and higher; 159 and higher on revised GRE

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    Minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0 (3.6 is the typical average)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Required:
       
    Target GRE verbal is approximately 550 and higher; 156 and higher on revised GRE
       Target GRE quantitative is approximately 750 and higher; 159 and higher on revised GRE
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18                      
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • 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

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    Minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0 (3.6 is the typical average)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Required: 
       
    Target GRE verbal is approximately 550 and higher; 156 and higher on revised GRE
       Target GRE quantitative is approximately 750 and higher; 159 and higher on revised GRE

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    Minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0 (3.6 is the typical average)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Required: 
       
    Target GRE verbal is approximately 550 and higher; 156 and higher on revised GRE
        Target GRE quantitative is approximately 750 and higher; 159 and higher on revised GRE
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18                      
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for for Non-Native English Speakers 
       
    Not required, but recommended