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Nuclear 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 Nuclear 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.

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

and

International

January 15
(Priority consideration of admission and financial support)

May 1
(Final Date to Apply for Fall, Minimal Financial Aid Available)

September 30
(Highly Selective, Minimal Financial Aid Available)

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Contact Information Mailing Address
Websites of Interest
Name: Tiffany Stergar 
Phone: (765) 494-5749
E-mail: nuclss@purdue.edu
Graduate Studies Office
School of Nuclear Engineering
Purdue University
400 Central Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2017
USA

All applicants are considered for financial assistance, including fellowships and assistantships; however, if the application and all supporting documents are not submitted by December 31st for fall admission or August 15th for spring admission, consideration is not guaranteed.

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 Degree Program Basic Requirements

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

International Applicant Requirements:

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

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Required, with a grade point average of 3.5 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Not required

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.5 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Not 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.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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