Applying to the Graduate Program

You are welcome to apply to the Chemical Engineering Graduate Program at any time, however most students complete their applications during October-December of the preceding year they wish to begin graduate studies. Our primary admission window is for fall entry, however we do admit students to the PhD program for spring entry as needed.

Application Deadlines:

  Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen December 15 October 15 No Entry
International December 15 October 15 No Entry

 

 

 

We will continue to accept applications after these dates, however, for full consideration, please submit a completed application, including all supporting materials (transcripts, test scores, recommendations, etc.), before the deadline.

Admission Requirements:

Professional MS Applicants
 
Cumulative GPA
GRE
TOEFL
IELTS
(TOEFL Alternative)
Pearson Test of English
(TOEFL Alternative)
US Citizen 3.0 or equivalent No set minimum Not Required Not Required Not Required
International 3.0 or equivalent No set minimum Not Required Not Required Not Required
 
PhD Applicants
  Cumulative GPA GRE TOEFL
IELTS
(TOEFL Alternative)
Pearson Test of English
(TOEFL Alternative)
US Citizen 3.0 or equivalent No set minimum Not Required Not Required Not Required
International 3.0 or equivalent No set minimum
Paper Based Test 550
Internet Based Test: 77
     -Reading: 19
     -Listening: 14
     -Speaking: 18
     -Writing: 18
Not Required Not Required

 
Supporting documentation needed to complete your application:
  • References: Identify three references. You will need their email address and contact information. They will submit their recommendations on-line, and then the letters will be uploaded directly to your application.
  • GRE Scores: Report your GRE test scores through the ‘Test Scores’ link in your application, and request ETS submit your GRE scores to the Graduate School using institutional code 1631.
  • TOEFL Scores: If you are an international student whose native language is not English, you must submit your TOEFL scores through the ‘Test Scores’ link in your application. Also, request ETS submit your TOEFL scores to the Graduate School using institutional code 1631. Please note that Chemical Engineering does not waive this requirement for PhD applicants.
  • Statement of Purpose: Carefully prepare a statement of purpose that clearly outlines your goals and interests in Chemical Engineering.
  • GPA & Class Ranking: Report undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate GPA(s) and class ranking(s) in your application through the ‘Education Background’ link.
  • Transcripts: Upload a PDF copy of all transcripts from all institutions you have attended. International applicants should include original language and English translations of their transcripts. These documents should be uploaded to your application through the ‘Education Background’ link. Official transcripts will only be required upon admission.
  • Diversity Essay: All applicants are required to submit a diversity essay, as certain fellowships will be awarded based solely on the Diversity Essay.
  • Resume: The School of Chemical Engineering does not require a resume be submitted with your application. However, if there is additional information you would like the admissions committee to consider, you are welcome to submit a resume.

Our application process is entirely electronic and requires submission of an application through the Purdue University Graduate School. The application does not need completed all at once. You may save your application at any point and finish at a later time.

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/Academics/Graduate/images/apply

If you have any further questions after reviewing the FAQs, please email chegrad@purdue.edu.