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Computer Science

To Apply: Our application process is electronic, and you should submit all materials through the on-line application. Any test scores such as TOEFL should be submitted to the Purdue University Graduate School. If you are recommended by our department for admission to the Graduate School, you will be required to provide official paper documents of your transcripts and, in some cases, your diploma. Failure to produce the required official paper documents after you are recommended to be admitted will result in a withdrawal of our recommendation for admission.

Additional Information for Applicants:

•  Your goal should be to convince the admissions committee that you will do well in our required graduate courses. PhD applicants are also expected to show potential for independent research. PhD students can achieve a Master's on the way to the doctoral degree. Master's students may continue on to the PhD with the permission of the Graduate Study Committee.

•  You must follow the specific instructions noted in our application steps here: http://www.cs.purdue.edu/academic_programs/graduate/admission/steps.sxhtml

•  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 but must obtain permission from the Graduate Study Committee.

 

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 October 1 No Entry
International December 15 October 1 No Entry

 

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.)

Web Sites of Interest

Name: Graduate Admissions
Phone: (765) 494-6004 
E-mail: grad-info@cs.purdue.edu
Graduate Admission
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
305 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2107
USA

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Graduate Program Website

 


Certificate Program Basic Requirements

Information Assurance Education Certificate Program Admission Requirements:

  • Participants in this program must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members in a
    department of computer science, mathematics, computer engineering, information science,
    statistics, or physics at an institution accredited by an appropriate regional accrediting body.
  • Participants must be U.S. citizens.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Not required 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Not required 
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Desired Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score: 600 or higher
       Desired Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score: 95 or higher
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.0 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 (writing requirement): 
       
    Minimum Score Required (only for those submitting the paper-based or computer-based TOEFL): 5.0 
  • TSE for Non-Native English Speakers (speech requirement): 
       
    Minimum score required for teaching assistantships: 50 on the TSE, or 27 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or 7 on the IELTS

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion for Admission to Doctoral Degree Program: 
       
    Not Required 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Not Required 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
      
    3.5 or equivalent required  
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
       Not Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
      
    Not Required
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Desired Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score: 600 or higher
       Desired Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score: 95 or higher
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.0 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 (writing requirement):
       
    Minimum Score Required (only for those submitting the paper-based or computer-based TOEFL): 5.0  
  • TSE for Non-Native English Speakers (speech requirement): 
       
    Minimum score required for teaching assistantships: 50 on the TSE, or 27 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or 7 on the IELTS

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.