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Interdisciplinary Engineering Online and On Campus Programs

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 Interdisciplinary Engineering administered by the Division of Engineering Professional Education. 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
Online July 1 November 1 May 1
On Campus

Priority Deadline: January 5
Final Deadline for admission: June 1


Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Varies by program

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

  • 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

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.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be submitted directly to the graduate program to which you are applying. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the "Completing the Application" section of this page:

Completing the Application

Engineering Professional Education offers a variety of Interdisciplinary programs. Programs are delivered either on campus or online. Be sure to select the link for the program and delivery method that fits your needs. Each program section contains an application checklist to assist you with the steps and requirements for admission.

Online Programs

1.  Degree-Seeking Applicants (Online)

2.  Dual MSE/MS-MBA Applicants (Online)

3.  Non-Degree Applicants (Online)

On-Campus Programs

4.  Degree-Seeking Applicants (On-Campus)

Contact Information Mailing Address
Web Sites of Interest

Name: Engineering Professional Education (ProEd)
Program: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Phone: 765-494-7015 or 877-598-4233(U.S. Only)

Engineering Professional Education
Purdue University
Attn: Graduate Program Coordinator
Wang Hall, Suite 2500
516 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS)

Degree-Seeking Applicants (Online):

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Not required

Application Checklist

Note: You may also apply to the schools of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science but still have your courses administered through Engineering Professional Education. You will still select “West Lafayette” as the campus and then for your proposed graduate major, select the specific program that interests you. Each program has different application requirements and deadlines available through the links below:

Aeronautics & Astronautics (MSAAE)
Computer Science (MS)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (MSECE)
Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Dual MSE/MS-MBA Applicants (Online):

  • Applicants for the dual Purdue MSE/MS-MBA program with
    Indiana University Kelley School of Business must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Release of Information Form

Application Checklist

Non-Degree Applicants (Online):

  • The only supporting document required is proof of an undergraduate degree by either a copy of an official transcript or by a validated copy of the diploma.

Application Checklist

Degree-Seeking Applicants (On-Campus):

Engineering Management with Professional Practice (2-Year Option)

Specialization areas are available in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Required

Application Checklist

Engineering Management (Accelerated 1-Year Option)

Specialization areas are available in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Required

Application Checklist

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