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Mechanical Engineering

We are pleased that you are interested in our graduate program! Before you continue with your application please read this entire document to ensure that you meet all deadlines, and satisfy all requirements for admission to Purdue University.

It is important to recognize that satisfying the basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission. However, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to denial of admission.

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadlines listed below to be eligible for admission:

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen December 15 November 1 No Summer Admission
International December 15 November 1 No Summer Admission

To Apply

  • Submit online application through the Graduate School
  • Submit all supporting documents to the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Office (address below)

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:

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation letters three official letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters must be submitted through the on-line application system. We cannot accept recommendation letters through email. If your recommender must write a paper letter, it must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the writer's signature over the flap.
  • Copy of official diploma of each degree already completed
  • Fellowship Essay: optional, unless you are a US citizen who would like to be eligible for a Fellowship
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE: required for all applicants
  • English Proficiency: required for international applicants whose native language is not English

Additional Information

  • Both original language transcripts and English translations are required for international applicants
  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program are required to submit a new application.

Contact Information

Phone & Email Information:
Mailing Address
Web Site
ME Graduate Office
+1 (765) 494-5730
megradapps@purdue.edu

Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Office
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
USA

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Admission Requirements

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements:

All Applicants:

  • Undergraduate GPA minimum:  Admission to the PhD program is quite competitive. Recent admitted students have a typical GPA of 3.5 or higher, and those receiving fellowship, RA or TA have a typical GPA of 3.7 or higher.  The minimum recommended GPA to apply is 3.2.
  • Completion of Master's degree (except when applying for Direct PhD)
  • GRE minimums:  No specific minimum is required.  Recent admitted students have a typical GRE Quantitative score of above 162.

International Applicants:

  • GRE scores submitted through ETS
    • Institution Code: 1631
    • Department Code: 1502
  • TOEFL scores required for applicants from non-native English speaking countries:
    • Institution Code: 1631
    • Department Code: 68
    • Minimum scores required for admission:
      • Paper Based Test: 575
      • Internet Based Test (IBT) minimums:
        • Total: 77
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
      • IELTS minimum of 6.5 is acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum of 58 is also accepted as an alternative to TOEFL

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements:

All Applicants:

  • Undergraduate GPA minimum:  Recent admitted students have a typical GPA of 3.5 or higher, and the minimum recommended GPA to apply is 3.2.
  • GRE minimums:  No specific minimum is required. Recent admitted students have a typical GRE Quantitative score of above 162.

International Applicants:

  • GRE scores submitted through ETS
    • Institution Code: 1631
    • Department Code: 1502
  • TOEFL scores required for applicants from non-native English speaking countries:
    • Institution Code: 1631
    • Department Code: 68
    • Minimum scores required for admission:
      • Paper Based Test: 575
      • Internet Based Test (IBT) minimums:
        • Total: 77
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
      • IELTS minimum of 6.5 is acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum of 58 is also accepted as an alternative to TOEFL

 

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