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Chemical Engineering

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, please read the following information about our basic requirements. Satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission. In addition, if your application does not satisfy the basic requirements, it may lead to an automatic denial of admission.

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

 

Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen December 15 On an as-needed basis No Entry
International December 15 On an as-needed basis No Entry

 

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • Submit an online application through the Graduate School www.purdue.edu/gradschool and pay the application fee.
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Test Take the GRE General Test and request that ETS send official copies of the scores to the Graduate School.
  • English Proficiency If you are an international applicant, take the TOFEL (or equivalent) and request that ETS send official copies of the scores to the Graduate School. Please see below for information.
  • Three Recommendation letters Ask your three recommenders to submit their recommendations electronically. Directions are in the on-line application.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Diversity Essay (optional)
    Resume (optional)
  • After you have applied, log in to your application periodically to check on the status of your application. We will update your application status through the application process.

Additional Information for International Applicants:

  • Both original language transcripts and English translations are required. Please upload them into your on-line application.

  • No financial statements should be mailed to the ChE Grad Office. If you are accepted to Purdue University and you are an international applicant, the International Students and Scholars office will send you the correct forms to be filled out upon acceptance.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Web Sites of Interest

E-mail: chegrad@ecn.purdue.edu
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
USA

 

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

12-Month Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering with Professional Concentrations

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score has been set
  • Competitive tuition rates in an affordable, safe environment (Tuition remission does not apply.)
  • Graduates receive a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Non-thesis terminal degree 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required -- 3.0 analytical or higher 
  • 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

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score has been set

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
  • 3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
  • Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:  (Chemical Engineering does not waive the TOEFL for any reason for the PhD program)
    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 at chegrad@purdue.edu.

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