Admissions Procedures

Thank you for your interest in the Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

 

Other information, such as links to admission, financial aid and the graduate bulletin, can be obtained by visiting the Purdue Graduate School.

Note: We will NOT review incomplete or late applications. Please log into your application account to check if any documents are missing.

 

Deadlines 

Fall (August) entry:

For full consideration for funding support, all application materials need to be received by December 15 in the previous year of desired enrollment term.

Final application deadline for on-campus programs is May 1 in the same year of desired enrollment term.

Final application deadline for the distance learning program is July 1 in the same year of desired enrollment term.

Spring (January) entry:

Application deadline for on-campus programs is October 1 in the previous year of desired enrollment term.

Application deadline for the distance learning program is November 1 in the previous year of desired enrollment term.

Email all application/admission questions to AAE graduate program coordinator Jon Mrozinski.

Application requirements

Please note a GPA of 3.25 or equivalent is strongly recommended for MS admission and 3.5 for PhD admission.

The necessary items to be submitted when applying are:

  1. Online Application
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Official Transcripts (international students need original language and English translations).
    • Upload official transcripts (no student copies) to the application system. After being admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts in sealed envelopes to the Graduate School.
    • International applicants must upload a copy of any diplomas or provisional certificates if diplomas have not been award (original language and English translations).
  4. Three letters of recommendation (online)
  5. Official GRE (general test)
    • Expected GRE scores for all students:
      • Verbal: 156
      • Quantitative: 159
      • Analytical: 4.0
    • Send scores to Purdue, institution code 1631
    • Upload score report to your application as miscellaneous supporting document (optional)
    • GRE scores considered valid for up to five years if you have taken the test before
    • Note: the GRE is not required for graduates from Purdue AAE's BSAAE program, current Purdue AAE undergraduates, and students with 3 years of relevant professional experience (excludes internship and student research experiences). Email Jon Mrozinski after submitting your application online for assistance in getting the scores waived.
  6. TOEFL scores (international only)
    • Cannot be more than two years old
    • TOEFL iBT must have minimum scores of:
      • Writing: 18
      • Speaking: 18
      • Listening: 14
      • Reading: 19
      • TOTAL: 80
    • TOEFL Essentials must have minimum scores of:
      • Writing: 8.0
      • Speaking: 8.0
      • Listening: 8.0
      • Reading: 8.0
      • OVERALL: 8.0
    • Send scores to Purdue, institution code 1631
    • Upload score report to your application as miscellaneous supporting document (optional)
    • Note: if you received a degree within the past 36 months from a school where English is the primary instruction language AND the school was in one of the recognized English-speaking countries, your TOEFL can be waived. Please check the Graduate School's website for recognized English-speaking countries. Email Jon Mrozinski after submitting your application online for assistance in getting the scores waived.
    • IELTS scores in line with the Graduate School's requirements are also accepted; please see their page for more information.
  7. Resume

You can send your official transcripts to:

Graduate Program
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
701 W. Stadium Avenue – Armstrong Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Electronic transcripts need to be sent to gradadm@purdue.edu (U.S. citizens only)

Reminder: We will NOT review incomplete or late applications. Please login to your application account to check if any documents are missing.