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Industrial Engineering

Thank you for your interest in the Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering graduate program.  It offers advanced courses and conducts research in human factors and ergonomics; optimization and simulation; manufacturing and materials; and production and service systems.  (Read more about Purdue Industrial Engineering.)

Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, please ensure that you understand the minimum requirements for admission to the Industrial Engineering graduate degree program.  Please note that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee 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.  There is no guarantee that applications received after these dates will be reviewed.

  Fall Spring Summer
Applicants requesting funding  December 15 September 1 No Entry
All others January 5 September 1 No Entry

Multi-year fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis, with higher priority given to top PhD applicants who have demonstrated research ability through publication and/or a Master's thesis. Review for financial aid will start on December 15 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. For fall semester applications, the applicants selected for admission and/or financial aid will be notified on or before April 13. For spring semester applicants will be notified by November 15.

To Apply

  • First, submit an online application through the Purdue Graduate School.
  • Read the IE Graduate Program FAQ for additional questions and help.
  • Submit only the required documents.  Any "extra" documents submitted - but not required - will be excluded from the review.
  • International applicants: both original language and English translations are required for transcripts and diploma.

Supporting Documents

Additional documents are required to support the application and should be uploaded to the online application.  Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page.  See each link below for more details:

Other Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (recommended):  3.2/4.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (recommended):  3.5/4.0 or equivalent

Contact Information

Please carefully read the IE Graduate Program FAQ for your admission inquiries.  If you still have questions, contact:

Contact Information Mailing Address
Web Sites of Interest

PhD & Master's Thesis (Research Track):

Master's Non-Thesis (Application Track):

Cheryl Barnhart
(765) 494-5434, iego@purdue.edu

Anita Park
(765) 494-0680, apark@purdue.edu

 

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.

Master's and PhD Degree Program Basic Requirements

All Applicants:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (recommended):  3.2/4.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (recommended): 3.5/4.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination:  151 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, 3.5 Analytical

 International Applicants:

The minimum Internet-based test scores required for admission to the Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering are the following:

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:  
        Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 88 
        With the following minimum section requirements: 
        Reading: 20 
        Listening: 20 
        Speaking: 20 
        Writing: 20                      
  • IELTS (Academic Module) - An alternative to the TOEFL
        Required minimum: 7.5 
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum of 61 is also accepted as an alternative to TOEFL

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