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Technology

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the various degrees offered in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, as well as the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Technology. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Degrees: The Purdue Polytechnic Institute offers a college-level doctoral degree that allows areas of interest in our departments listed below.  These departments in the college offer their own master's degrees.  If you want to pursue an M.S. degree or graduate certificate in AT, CMT, CIT, CGT, TLI or ENGT you need to make sure you see their Graduate Program Requirements page and apply directly to that MS program.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below.

FALL SPRING SUMMER
US Citizen or resident (on-campus) April 1 October 1 April 1
US Citizen or resident (online) July 1 November 1 No Entry
International (on-campus) April 1 September 1 February 15
International (online) July 1 November 1 No Entry

Note: Early application is encouraged. Program capacity is limited and it is recommended that students apply early to maximize opportunity for program consideration.

Contact Information for On-Campus Mailing Address Web Sites of Interest
Name: Debbie Hulsey
Phone: 765-494-6875
E-mail:dhulsey@purdue.edu
Debbie Hulsey
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University
Rm 467, Knoy Hall
401 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2021
USA
Graduate Program Website

Contact Information for Online Mailing Address Web Sites of Interest
Name: Larry Fischer
Phone: 765-494-7283
E-mail: lefische@purdue.edu

Name: Carrie Clark
Phone: 765-496-2094
E-mail: crclark@purdue.edu
Center for Professional Studies
516 Northwestern Ave
Wang Hall, Suite 2500
West Lafayette, IN 47906
USA
Online Graduate Program Website

Ph.D. Program Basic Requirements

Two degree paths are available: direct to PhD (students hold a qualified B.S. degree) and master's plus (students hold a qualified M.S. degree).

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    Direct Admit: 3.5 or equivalent required
    Master's Plus: Not required.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Direct Admit: Not required.
    Master's Plus: Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Direct Admit: 60th percentile scores required
    Master's Plus: 50th percentile scores required

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    Direct Admit: 3.5 or equivalent required
    Master's Plus: Not required.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Direct Admit: Not required.
    Master's Plus: Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Direct Admit: 60th percentile scores required
    Master's Plus: 50th percentile scores required
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers
    Not required, but recommended

Effective for those seeking Spring 2019 admission and beyond:

TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:

Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80 
With the following minimum section requirements: 
Reading: 19 
Listening: 14 
Speaking: 18 
Writing: 18

Minimum Paper-Delivered Test - no overall score reported
With the following minimum section requirements:
Reading: 19
Listening: 14
Writing: 18

IELTS (Academic Module):
Minimum overall score required: 6.5
With the following minimum section requirements:
Reading: 6.5
Listening: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0
Writing: 5.5

Pearson Test of English (PTE):
No longer accepted

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