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Admissions Procedures

Thank you for your interest in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics graduate program.

The application can be completed on-line here.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about admissions can be found here.

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

DEADLINES:  For full consideration for financial aid, all application materials need to be received by January 1 (for Fall) and September 15 (for Spring). Final deadline for applications is May 1 (for fall) and September 15 (for spring). Please email all application/admission questions to AAE graduate program coordinator, Xiaomin Qian, xiaomin@purdue.edu

  • Please note that a GPA of 3.25 or equivalent is required for an 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).
    • We will review files with copies of official transcripts (no student copies) uploaded to the application system, but you will need to provide official transcripts to the Graduate School after admission. 
    • International applicants must also upload a copy of any diplomas (original language and English translations) if any previous degrees have already been granted. If you haven’t graduated and have no diploma, please send an email explanation to gradadm@purdue.edu. 
  4. Three letters of recommendation (online)
  5. Official GRE* (general test)
    • Minimum GRE scores for all students:
      • Verbal: 156
      • Quantitative: 159
      • Analytical: 4.0
    • Send scores to Purdue, institution code 1631 and department code 1601
    • Upload score report to your application as miscellaneous supporting document (optional)
    • Note that the GRE is not required for Purdue AAE graduates, current Purdue AAE undergraduates, and students with 3 years of relevant professional experience.  Please email Xiaomin Qian, xiaomin@purdue.edu, after submitting your application online. She will assist you in getting the scores waived.
  6. TOEFL scores (international only)
    • Cannot be more than two years old and must have a minimum score of:
      • Writing: 18
      • Speaking: 18
      • Listening: 14
      • Reading: 19
      • TOTAL: 77
    • Send scores to Purdue, institution code 1631 and department code 1601
    • Upload score report to your application as miscellaneous supporting document (optional)
    • If you received a degree within the past 24 months from a school where English is the primary instruction language in one of the recognized English speaking countries, your TOEFL can be waived. Please check ETS website for recognized English speaking countries.
  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 (US citizens only)