Application FAQ

What is required for application to PULSe?

All application details are located on the Admissions page.

What is the application fee?

Purdue University requires an application fee: $60 for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants. When you have submitted your electronic application, you must pay this nonrefundable application fee via credit card online. Credit card payments are required.

Should I mail my application material directly to your department or the Graduate School?
Please send application materials to:
Purdue University
Young Hall, Room B-40
155 South Grant
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
Is the GRE required for admission?

Beginning July 1, 2020, the GRE is not required for admission to PULSe.

Does it matter that my personal statement is more than 500 words?

It is best if you keep your personal statement to a maximum of 500 words.

Who will evaluate my application?

The PULSe Admissions Committee, which consists of representatives from all PULSe Training Groups, evaluates all applications.

What is the Admissions Committee looking for in a successful application?

A successful application comes from an academically strong student with previous research experience documented by letters of recommendation. We are looking for motivated students who are eager to solve problems and work well in teams.

Do you offer enrollment deferments?

Requests for deferment are made on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed. If you choose to delay your entry to Purdue for one year, you will be required to reapply and pay a new application fee.

Does PULSe offer a Master's program?

No, PULSe only offers Doctoral study.

Do you consider extra-curricular activities in the evaluation process?

We consider all required application materials when making admissions decisions.

How many seats are available in PULSe each year?

Each fall, we enroll approximately 20 students.

When filling out the electronic application, I am unable to find the name of my institution on the list. What do I do?

Use the number “0000” and spell out the name of your college/university, the state, and/or country.

Can I mail my application materials separately?

Yes, you can mail your application materials separately.

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