Applications for Ph.D. Only

If you are applying only for the Ph.D. program, you must submit materials only via the Purdue Online Application system.

Materials to be submitted to Purdue University via the Purdue Application System:

  1. Online application. (Graduate Application)
    • Statement of Purpose. (Guide to Writing a Statement of Purpose)
    • Curriculum Vita.  This is an optional field in the application system but is recommended by the department.
    • Writing sample. (Optional, submit under Supporting Documents)
    • List of 3 recommenders. 

  2. Application fee. (Application Fee Information)

  3. Official GRE scores. No set minimum required. (Purdue’s institution code is 1631; no department code needs to be specified)

  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. Please upload copies of your official transcripts to the application system. The Purdue Graduate School will use these documents for admission purposes. International transcripts must be uploaded or submitted in their original form and in translation, along with copies of any diplomas awarded. Any transcripts sent electronically through an approved e-service (e-SCRIP, etc) must be sent to the Graduate School at This delays the receipt of the transcript to the department, so uploaded copies of official documents or official hard copies are preferred. Please send any paper transcripts to the SLHS Graduate Program Secretary.

  5. For those whose first language is not English, we require official test scores less than 2 years old from one of the following: TOEFL iBT or IELTS (see link for International Students).


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