How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at Purdue University.

Applying is easy. The list below will assist you in completing your application and preparing any necessary documents to support your application.


For international applicants:


For all applicants:

  • Create an Application Account to start your application.

  • Choose up to 3 campuses and/or graduate majors in priority order.   Note: Not all graduate programs offer a third-choice option. ( List of available third choice graduate majors.)

  • Submit results of required tests (if needed) for your graduate program (examples of tests: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS).

  • Review your current/previous academic institution’s country for a listing of required admission documents.

  • Prepare any additional documents based on your desired graduate program, including documentation for a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program.

  • Pay the Nonrefundable Application Fee (not required for nondegree or teacher license applicants).

For degree-seeking applicants:

  • Upload Transcripts for every institution of higher education attended.

  • Submit a statement of purpose. If applying to a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program, be sure your statement of purpose is all-inclusive, and supports your suitability for all graduate programs listed on your application.

  • Provide three Letters of Recommendation or the number required by your graduate program. If applying to a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program, the program with the highest number of required recommendation letters will determine the minimum number of letters to be submitted.  

For nondegree applicants:

  • Provide evidence  of a bachelor’s degree (may be a transcript, copy of a diploma or a letter from your college/university verifying the degree).

For graduate certificate/teacher license applicants:


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