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Educational Studies

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 Educational Studies.  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 the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Education. Supporting documents include the following unless specific instructions are noted in the "Completing the Application" section of this page:

Counseling Psychology
Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
Special Education

Non Degree/Postbaccalaureate 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 files are reviewed.

Program

Fall Application Deadlines
Counseling Psychology December 15
School Counseling January 15
Educational Leadership, Ph.D. April 15
Special Education, Ph.D. March 15 (December 15th for funding)
Gifted Education, Ph.D. December 15 for fellowships
Educational Psychology December 15 for fellowships

 

All other Educational Studies program areas have rolling admission.
Deadlines subject to change. View websites below.

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's of Science in Education Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required for all Educational Studies program areas, except for Special Education and Educational Leadership
         if undergraduate GPA is higher than a 3.0.
        Required for 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 (if TOEFL PBT taken): 
       
    Required minimum score of 5. 

Educational Specialist Degree Program

  • 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.
        If a student holds a 3.2/4.0 Grade Point Average Master's (GPA) or above, the GRE is not required for admission.
  • 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.
        If a student holds a 3.2/4.0 Grade Point Average Master's (GPA) or above, the GRE is not required for admission.
  • 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 (if TOEFL PBT taken): 
       
    Required minimum score of 5.

Doctoral Degree Program

  • 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.

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 (alternative exam for TOEFL):
        Minimum Score required: 6.5
  • 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 (if TOEFL PBT taken): 
       
    Required minimum score of 5 

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.