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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. Failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to an automatic denial of admission.

Applicants to the Information Security for Computing Professionals (ISCP) program must follow these steps listed here:

https://www.cs.purdue.edu/graduate/professional/applying/apply-here.html.

Applicants to the CS doctoral program, the CS on-campus MS program, and the online MS in CS must follow these steps listed here:

https://www.cs.purdue.edu/graduate/admission/steps.html

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

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen December 20 October 1 No Entry
International December 20 October 1 No Entry
Distance MS July 1 November 1 No Entry
Information & Security for Computing Professionals No Entry No Entry March 31

 

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Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Not required 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Not required 
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Desired Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score: 600 or higher
       Desired Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score: 100 or higher
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers (writing requirement): 
       
    Minimum Score Required (only for those submitting the paper-based or computer-based TOEFL): 5.0 
  • TSE for Non-Native English Speakers (speech requirement): 
       
    Minimum score required for teaching assistantships: 50 on the TSE, or 27 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or 8 on the IELTS

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion for Admission to Doctoral Degree Program: 
       
    Not Required 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Not Required 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
      
    3.5 or equivalent required  
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
       Not Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
      
    Not Required
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Desired Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score: 600 or higher
       Desired Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score: 100 or higher
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers (writing requirement):
       
    Minimum Score Required (only for those submitting the paper-based or computer-based TOEFL): 5.0  
  • TSE for Non-Native English Speakers (speech requirement): 
       
    Minimum score required for teaching assistantships: 50 on the TSE, or 27 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or 8 on the IELTS

Certificate Program Basic Requirements

Information Assurance Education Certificate Program Admission Requirements:

  • Participants in this program must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members in a
    department of computer science, mathematics, computer engineering, information science,
    statistics, or physics at an institution accredited by an appropriate regional accrediting body.
  • Participants must be U.S. citizens.

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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