The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Computer and Information Technology

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


Master's Degree Program Requirements (On-Campus)


  • Undergraduate Degree in One of the Following:
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Computer Engineering
    • Information Systems
    • Informatics
    • other computer-related field of study
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • 15-18 credit hours of computational coursework
  • Demonstration of a high level of competence in written communication as evidenced by a writing sample such as the statement of purpose, a prior thesis, a research paper, or other significant and personally written product.

Master's Degree Program Requirements (Online)


  • Undergraduate Degree in One of the Following:
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Computer Engineering
    • Information Systems
    • Informatics
    • other computer-related field of study
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of industry experience in an IT related position.

Application Deadlines


  • On-Campus
    Fall Spring Summer
    March 1 October 15 No Entry U.S. Citizen
    March 1 September 1 No Entry International

    Online
    Fall Spring Summer
    July 1 November 1 No Entry U.S. Citizen
    July 1 November 1 No Entry International

Program Contact Information


  • On-Campus
    Name Stacy Lane
    Phone 765-494-4545
    Email smlane@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Computer Information Technology Department
    Knoy Hall Room 255
    401 N. Grant St
    West Lafayette, IN 47906
    USA

    Online
    Name Larry Fischer
    Phone 765-494-7283
    Email lefische@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Center for Professional Studies
    516 Northwestern Ave
    Wang Hall, Suite 2500
    West Lafayette, IN 47906
    USA

Additional Information


  • Early application is encouraged. Program capacity is limited and it is recommended that students apply early to maximize the opportunity for program consideration.
  • Master's Degree (On-Campus): Students with insufficient academic preparation, in the faculty’s judgment, may be conditionally admitted but required to develop additional computing competencies by enrolling in designated undergraduate courses prior to undertaking their graduate study.

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