The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Curriculum and Instruction

Supported Degree Objectives


Required Supporting Documents


Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • GRE scores are required for all applicants with undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Averages of less than 3.0 (A = 4.0). The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will consider exceptions for applicants who have a “B” average (A = 4.0) in a minimum of 12 credits of graduate coursework.
    • In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
    • Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 15 September 15 December 15 Learning Design & Technology*
    March 15
    March 1 (intl.)
    October 15
    August 1 (intl.)
    March 15
    March 1 (intl.)
    Agricultural and Extension Education
    December 1 No Entry No Entry Literacy and Language (PhD)
    December 1 No Entry No Entry English Education (PhD)
    August 1 December 1 April 15 Learning Design & Technology (MS, Online)
    August 1 December 1 April 15 Curriculum & Instruction (MS, Online)
    Rolling Rolling Rolling All other program areas

Program Contact Information


Additional Information


  • Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.
  • *International applicants are advised that completion of the on-campus Master of Science in Education degree, with a concentration in Learning Design and Technology (LDT), will take longer than two years to complete. Some required courses in the LDT master's program are offered only in an online format. Full-time international graduate students must register for at least five credits of on-campus coursework each semester to meet visa requirements. This may impact international students' progress in the on-campus LDT master's program. For information on the Learning Design & Technology online program, please visit the online MSEd website.
  • Students effectively completing Purdue Global’s Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology may continue their education in the MS in Education in Learning Design and Technology program at Purdue West Lafayette, upon meeting agreement provisions.

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