The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Interdisciplinary Program in Information Security

Supported Degree Objectives


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

Required Supporting Documents


Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate and Master's Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    April 1* No Entry No Entry

  • *Rolling admission, but preferred by April 1

Program Contact Information


  • Name Professor Eugene Spafford
    Phone 765-494-7805
    Email advising@cerias.purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Purdue University CERIAS
    (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security)
    Recitation Building, Room 216
    656 Oval Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2086
    USA

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.
  • The writing sample should be a paper, project or research report on which you are the only author, one you submitted for a course as an undergraduate or graduate student and on which you received a good grade. It should be 10 pages or less and demonstrate your ability to write and reference as a graduate student. We do not need to see the remarks of the instructor or grade, only an electronic copy of your work. Most students keep their e-files for works they have submitted, so it should just be a matter of choosing something from previous assignments. If it has been many years since you were at university, then submit a piece of written work you have recently done on your job, perhaps a proposal or project description.

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