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Curriculum and Instruction

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 Curriculum and Instruction.  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 Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Education. Supporting documents include the following:

Non Degree Applicants
Teacher License Applicants
Professional Educator (Renewing an Indiana teaching/administrative license)

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
*Learning Design & Technology December 15 September 15 December 15
Agricultural and Extension Education

International Students
March 15
March 1
October 15
August 1
March 15
March 1
Literacy and Language, English Education, and English Language Learning January 15 September 15 No Review

All other Curriculum and Instruction program areas have rolling admission.
Deadlines subject to change. View websites below.

*International applicants are advised that completion of the on-campus Master of Science in Education degree, with a concentration  in Learning Design and Technology (LDT), will take longer than two years to complete.  Some required courses in the LDT master's program are offered only in an online format.  Full-time international graduate students must register for at least five credits of on-campus coursework each semester to meet visa requirements.  This may impact international students' progress in the on-campus  LDT  master's program.

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: Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: (765) 494-2345
FAX: (765) 494-0587
E-mail: education-gradoffice@purdue.edu
Office of Graduate Studies
College of Education
Purdue University
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
USA

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.

Master of Science in Education Degree Program 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required if undergraduate cumulative grade point average is below 3.0.
       Required of all graduates from non-U.S. institutions of higher education.
       In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (300 for revised GRE Test) or more is expected.
  • ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI)
       
    Applicants are encouraged to complete the ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) when registering for the GRE.

International Applicants 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (300 for revised GRE Test) or more is expected.
  • ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI)
       
    Applicants are encouraged to complete the ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) when registering for the 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

Educational Specialist Degree Program

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
       
    Required.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (300 for revised GRE Test) or more is expected.
  • ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI)
       
    Applicants are encouraged to complete the ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) when registering for the GRE.

International Applicants

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
       
    Required.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (300 for revised GRE Test) or more is expected.
  • ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI)
       
    Applicants are encouraged to complete the ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) when registering for the 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 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
       
    Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (300 for revised GRE Test) or more is expected.
  • ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI)
       
    Applicants are encouraged to complete the ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) when registering for the GRE.

International Applicants

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
       
    Required.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (300 for revised GRE Test) or more is expected.
  • ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI)
       
    Applicants are encouraged to complete the ETS Personal Potential Index (PPI) when registering for the 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.

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.