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How to Apply to Purdue Graduate School

Please note: the offices of the Graduate School will be closed for Winter Recess from December 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021. In case of an emergency, please send an email to gradinfo@purdue.edu. We will check for urgent messages periodically over the Winter Recess.

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at Purdue University.

Applying is easy. The list below will assist you in completing your Graduate School application and preparing any necessary documents to support your application.

EXPLORE

For international applicants:

APPLY

For all applicants:

  • Create an Application Account to start your application.

  • Choose up to 3 campuses and/or graduate majors in priority order.

  • Submit results of required tests (if needed) for your graduate program (examples of tests: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS).

  • Prepare any additional documents based on your desired graduate program, including documentation for a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program.

  • Pay the Nonrefundable Application Fee (not required for nondegree or teacher license applicants).

For degree-seeking applicants:

  • Upload Official Transcripts for every institution of higher education attended.

  • Submit a statement of purpose. If applying to a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program, be sure your statement of purpose is all-inclusive, and supports your suitability for all graduate programs listed on your application.

  • Provide three Letters of Recommendation or the number required by your graduate program. If applying to a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program, the program with the highest number of required recommendation letters will determine the minimum number of letters to be submitted.  

For nondegree applicants:

  • Provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree (may be a transcript, copy of a diploma or a letter from your college/university verifying the degree).

For graduate certificate/teacher license applicants:

CHECK YOUR STATUS

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