The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The statement of purpose should be a one- to two-page statement describing your professional objectives and your academic and research interests. If possible, the statement should indicate how you see your own research interests overlapping with programs or projects in EAPS. If you have previous research experience, we would like you to write about your experience, and what you accomplished. We are also interested in hearing about any area of your life where you have excelled. Please upload this document into your electronic application. Do not mail separately.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 81
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 22
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TWE (Recommended)

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate and Masters (if obtained) Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    • Not Required

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 2* September 1 No Entry

  • *Deadline for receipt of completed applications for priority consideration for financial support

Program Contact Information


  • Name Kathy Kincade
    Phone 765-494-5984
    Email kkincade@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Graduate Committee
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    Purdue University
    550 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
    USA

Additional Information


  • 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

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

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