Applying to the Graduate Program

In order to apply to the Graduate Program in the School of Chemical Engineering, you will need to fill out the on-line application on Purdue's Graduate School website. Our admissions process is entirely electronic. Please follow this link to apply:

These forms will walk you through the application process step by step. In the course of completing these forms, you will be required to submit undergraduate transcripts, a statement of purpose, standardized test scores, and three letters of recommendation. These forms do not have to be filled in at one sitting or in order--you may save your application at any point and start back where you left off. To begin your application, please go to the Purdue Graduate School website at: Admissions. Select "Apply Now" from the left side panel of the webpage and follow the directions from there. We have listed some notes below that may answer some frequently asked questions and clarify the application process:

Important dates The application deadline for Spring admission is October 15th. The application deadline for Fall admission is December 15th.

Enrollment Objective When filling in the "Campus and Program" form you will be asked to select your "Enrollment Objective." If your ultimate objective at Purdue is to receive a PhD, please select PhD as your enrollment objective, regardless of whether you wish to obtain an MS enroute to your PhD.

Financial Support Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in the School of Chemical Engineering will be fully funded. Tuition and fees will be paid by the School, in addition to a nice stipend to cover living expenses. On the "Campus and Program" form, please select "Yes" to indicate that you are seeking funding from Purdue University.

GRE and TOFEL Requirements In order to be considered for admission, you must take the General GRE. If you are an international student receiving a degree from an international university, you will also need to take the TOFEL or its equivalent. Please include your test scores in the on-line application under the test score section. Please also ask ETS to send your GRE and TOFEL test scores directly to the Purdue Graduate School (use code 1631). For more information on test scores and other admissions requirements, please go to the following link:

Additional Information The School of Chemical Engineering does not require a formal resume during the application process. However, if there is additional information that you would like to admissions committee to consider, please feel free to upload a resume via the website with that additional information.

Fellowship information In addition to regular financial support, there are some additional fellowships that are available. Several fellowships will be awarded based on the information provided in your statement of purpose, transcript, and letters of recommendation. However, there are additional fellowships that will be awarded based on the "diversity essay." You will find instructions for this essay under the "Fellowship Applicant Essay" menu item. This essay is optional, but we encourage all applicants to submit an essay as many of our past applicants have been awarded these prestigious fellowships. Note: That you do not need to be a member of an under represented group to receive one of these fellowships.

Letters of Recommendation Please have your recommenders submit their letters of recommendation on-line. Directions are in the on-line application itself.

Class Ranking Undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate class ranking should be provided with your application.

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