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School of Engineering Technology

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Have you asked yourself why you wanted to pursue a graduate degree in the Engineering Technologies?  What is your motivation to purse a graduate degree in Engineering Technology?  What area of research do you want to pursue and focus on?  Writing a Thesis or conducting a Directed Project is a definite plan in using your graduate education experience to the fullest extent.  Have you identified a faculty member or two in the School of Engineering Technology you would like to work with or be your mentor while you pursue graduate degree?  These are important questions you need to answer in your Statement of Purpose.  Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to a graduate degree study in the discipline of Engineering Technology.  Note, 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 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:

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


Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen or resident (on-campus) April 10 October 1 April 1
US Citizen or resident (distance) July 1 November 15 No Entry
International (on-campus) April 1 September 1 February 15
International (distance) June 15 October 15 No Entry

Note: Early application is encouraged. Program capacity is limited and it is recommended that students apply early to maximize opportunity for program consideration.

Contact Information

Dr. Duane D. Dunlap - Research, Innovation and Chair of Graduate Education for Engineering Technologies

Mailing Address
Web Sites of Interest

Name: Niedra McLeland

School of Engineering Technology
Purdue University
Knoy Hall, Rm 145
401 N. Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

School of Engineering Technology Research

School of Engineering Technology Directory

Center for Technology Development 

Purdue Center for Materials Processing Research 

Purdue Robotics Accelerator

Completing the Application

  • Degree seeking applicants are required to submit a 2-5 page detailed resume within the application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional continued enrollment.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required – (Expected upper 50th percentile)

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional continued enrollment.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- (Expected upper 50th percentile)
  • 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

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