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Computer Graphics Technology

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 Computer Graphics Technology.  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 - Computer Graphics Technology 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 Computer Graphics Technology or if you are recommended for admission.
  • GRE Test
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose see information under Completing the Application
  • Four (4) samples of work
  • A writing sample - on any subject that is 3-5 pages in length

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


Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen or resident April 1 October 1 April 1
International April 1 September 1 February 15

Note: Early application is encouraged. Program capacity is limited and it is recommended that students apply early to maximize opportunity for program consideration.

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
(In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
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Name: Angela Schutz
Phone: 765-496-6368
E-mail: arschutz@purdue.edu

Computer Graphics Technology
Graduate Studies Office
Room 355 Knoy Hall
Purdue University
401 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2021


Completing the Application Section:

  • Degree seeking applicants are required to submit a 1-5 page detailed resume within the 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 -- 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 -- no minimum score set 
  • 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