Electrical and Computer Engineering

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering (MSECE)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • For Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, the GRE is optional for PhD applicants.
    • The GRE is optional for master’s applicants. Be aware that applicants with a lower GPA or from a school which Purdue ECE may not be familiar with, may benefit from providing strong GRE scores.
    • Average scores of successful applicants are:
      • Verbal: 154
      • Quantitative: 166
      • Analytical Writing: 4.0

English Proficiency Requirements


Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.25 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.25 or equivalent (A=4.0; Average GPA of admitted students is 3.6)
  • Master's Degree Required

Application Deadlines


  • Program Fall Spring Summer
    On-campus PhD and MS December 15 - Priority*
    May 1 - Final
    September 1 No Entry
    Online MS July 15 December 31 No Entry
    Program On-campus PhD and MS
    Fall December 15 - Priority*
    May 1 - Final
    Spring September 1
    Summer No Entry

    Program Online MS
    Fall July 15
    Spring December 31
    Summer No Entry

    *December 15 is the deadline for priority consideration for financial support. Only a limited number of admissions will be granted to applicants whose application is completed after December 15.

Program Contact Information


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.
  • Bachelor's level students are normally considered for admission into the Master's program; however, bachelor's level students with exceptionally strong undergraduate records may apply for and be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. degree program.
  • Letters of Recommendation should be submitted online. If your recommenders are unable to submit electronically, you must download the recommendation form and complete the top portion before giving to your recommender(s) to include with their letter.
  • International applicants who want to be considered for a teaching assistantship must submit the IBT TOEFL and have a Speaking score of 23.
  • Non-native English speakers who do not take the TOEFL cannot be considered for TA positions.
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