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Civil 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 Civil 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.

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

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen

January 1 (for priority consideration for financial support)

May 15 (final deadline for receipt of completed applications)

September 15

No Entry
International

January 1 (for priority consideration for financial support)

April 15 (final deadline for receipt of completed applications)

September 15 No Entry

To Apply:

  • Submit online application through the Graduate School www.purdue.edu/gradschool
  • Upload copies of all transcripts to the online application. You do not need to mail official transcripts unless specifically requested to do so by Civil Engineering.
  • 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.

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:

Additional Information for International Applicants:

  • No financial statements should be mailed to the CE 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
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Name: Jenny Ricksy
Phone: (765) 494-2436 
E-mail: cegrad@purdue.edu
Graduate Office
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
USA

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       Required -- no minimum score has been set. 

Additional International Applicant Requirements: 

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: For unconditional admission consideration, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:  
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 575
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 90,
       with the following minimum section scores required:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
      A total score of 85 (with the minimum section requirements met) on the Internet-Based Test is required in order to be considered for conditional admission.
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.0 or higher will be accepted with a 6.5 minimum in the speaking section
  • 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 set. 

Additional International Applicant Requirements: 

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: For unconditional admission consideration, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:  
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 575
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 90,
       with the following minimum section scores required:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
      A total score of 85 (with the minimum section requirements met) on the Internet-Based Test is required in order to be considered for conditional admission.
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
         An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.0 or higher will be accepted with a 6.5 minimum in the speaking section
  • 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.

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