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Materials Engineering

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 Materials Engineering. 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.  Applicants for our Doctoral Degree (PhD) program are preferred and receive primary consideration for financial support.  However, applicants for the Master's Degree (MS) that are funded by industry, government, or self-funded are highly encouraged to apply.  Students who wish to obtain an MS on the way to Ph.D. should apply directly to the Ph.D. program.  

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
U.S. Citizen January 1 Normally, no admission for Spring entry No Entry
International January 1 Normally, no admission for Spring entry No Entry


Contact Information Mailing Address
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Name: Rosemary Son 
Phone: (765) 494-4105
E-mail: msegrad@purdue.edu
School of Materials Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette
IN 47907-2045
USA

Oral English skills are very important. Final decisions on admission of non-native speakers may be contingent on a personal phone interview with a member of the Graduate Committee.

Admission into the doctoral degree program may be either directly from a undergraduate degree or a Master's degree.

Current MS students wishing to move to a Ph.D. program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Not required, but highly recommended

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

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

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Not required, but highly recommended (domestic students)
  • MS students do not normally receive financial support by the School of Materials Engineering.  Students wishing to obtain an MS on the way to the Ph.D. should apply to the Ph.D. program, instead.  MS seeking students funded by industry, government, or self-supported are encouraged to apply.

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

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

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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