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Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and 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 Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and 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 - Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and 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 Ecological Sciences and Engineering or if you are recommended for admission.
  • GRE Test
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose - please include whether you plan to pursue a thesis master's degree, a non-thesis master's degree, or a doctoral degree

Application Deadlines:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below. Only complete applications are reviewed.

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen December 15 Not available Not available
International December 15 Not available

Not available



Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
(In order to expedite the processing of your application, you are strongly encouraged to submit all documents electronically to the following email address: ese@purdue.edu, if hard copy documents are necessary please send ALL documents at One time in One large envelope)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Christal Musser
Phone:  (765) 49-42102 
E-mail: ese@purdue.edu

ESE Graduate Program
Young Hall, B-40
155 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Completing the Application:

Applicants are strongly advised to submit all materials electronically to ese@purdue.edu as PDF files, or scanned copies saved as pdf or jpg files. This greatly speeds the process of getting your application reviewed for our graduate program. ESE-IGP reviews applications as they are received, however hard copy materials will delay the review process.

Transcripts: ESE-IGP requires an electronically scanned transcript to be emailed to ese@purdue.edu (this is an unofficial version that you email to us) plus two official hard copies of each transcript be mailed from your degree institution(s) to the ESE-IGP Grad Office address above, together with other hard copy materials.

  • GRE: Must be supplied through ETS website. Please do not mail a copy unless requested to do so by the ESE-IGP Grad Office.
  • TOEFL: Must be supplied through ETS website. Please do not mail a copy unless requested to do so by the ESE-IGP Grad Office.
  • Recommendation Letters: Please request these be supplied through the electronic application website prior to December 15. If your recommenders cannot submit electronically then please mail them to the ESE-IGP Grad Office together with other hard copy materials.
  • Resume: If you choose to provide a resume, please supply this through the electronic application website. If you are not able to do this, please mail to the ESE-IGP Grad Office together with other hard copy materials
  • If you wish to be considered for research or teaching assistantship or university fellowships you should apply by December 15.
  • International applicants must supply a completion of degree certificate for each BS and MS received electronically (scanned and emailed to ese@purdue.edu ).

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 of Science in Education Degree Program 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- no minimum score set 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • 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 

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

This is a PhD program emphasizing interdisciplinary research in environmental areas

  • Undergraduate or MS Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.3 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required – GRE Old Score Scale: Verbal and Quantitative: 1200 combined, Analytical Writing: 4.0
        Required – GRE New Score Scale: Verbal and Quantitative: 300 combined, Analytical Writing: 4.0 (The new scale is in effect for those who took the GRE    August 2011 and after.)

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.3 or equivalent required 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required – GRE Old Score Scale: Verbal and Quantitative: 1200 combined, Analytical Writing: 4.0
        Required – GRE New Score Scale: Verbal and Quantitative: 300 combined, Analytical Writing: 4.0 (The new scale is in effect for those who took the GRE    August 2011 and after.)
  • 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 

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.