How to Apply for Admission to the PMP

Applicants to the Chemical Engineering Professional M.S. Program must complete the Purdue University Graduate School's online application to be considered for admission. Applications are reviewed and admittance is offered on a rolling basis, though we encourage prospective students to apply early as possible.

Important Updates

Considering the recent COVID-19 events currently impacting the world, the ChE Professional M.S. Program has extended our Fall 2020 application deadline to July 1, 2020. Our hope is that this extension allows prospective students time to complete the various application requirements, considering the numerous delays in business the world is currently experiencing.

Additionally, in the event that the fall semester is impacted and you are not able to arrive in time to start the program in August, we are able to defer your admission to the Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 semester, if needed.

Our goal is to continue our application and admissions process, accounting for these unique circumstances and still providing prospective students the opportunity to pursue their graduate studies with our program.


ETS is proud to introduce a solution for students who have been impacted by the coronavirus to take the TOEFL iBT® test and the GRE® General Test at home until test centers can reopen. TOEFL® testing is scheduled to begin on March 26, and GRE testing will begin on March 27. 
Testing will be conducted through the use of live remote proctoring serviced by ProctorU®. This high-touch, real-time human monitoring of test sessions limits the number of seats available. Students can register beginning today in the following countries:
United States
Hong Kong (China)
Macau (China)
ETS is working diligently to provide this at home option in other affected areas. We will share additional details about the rollout plan as we are able and appreciate your patience as we work toward this goal. 

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizen International Students
Fall Entry: July 1 July 1
Spring Entry*: October 15 October 15
Summer Entry: No Entry No Entry

*Please note that spring entry is only offered to students with a previous degree in chemical engineering. Students without a degree in chemical engineering are only admitted for fall entry.

Admission Requirements

All applicants:

  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent).
    • Average GPA of students admitted for Fall 2019: 3.4
  • GRE general test scores – no minimum scores are established, but average scores for students admitted for Fall 2019 are as follows:
    • Verbal: 150
    • Quantitative: 163
    • Analytical Writing: 3.4

International applicants have the following additional requirements.

  • English Proficiency scores in the form of TOEFL or IELTS scores unless one of the following criteria are met:
    • English is your official, native language, or
    • You have received a degree within the last 24 months from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country/location where English is the native language.
    • TOEFL Score minimums:
      • Internet-Based Test (IBT)
        • Overall Score: 80 minimum
        • Reading: 19 minimum
        • Listening: 14 minimum
        • Speaking: 18 minimum
        • Writing: 18 minimum
      • Paper-Based Test (PBT):
        • Score: 550 Minimum

Application Requirements:

  • Transcripts: Upload a PDF copy of all official transcripts from all institutions attended through the ‘Education Background’ link. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. An unofficial transcript printed from your current/previous institution(s) student system is not an acceptable document.
    • International applicants should also:
      • Upload original language and English translation copies of their transcripts, and
      • If you have already completed your degree, upload a copy of the diploma or a provisional certificate of completion confirming you have completed the degree.
  • Recommendations: Identify two (2) 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.
  • English Proficiency Scores: Report your TOEFL or IELTS scores through the ‘Test Scores’ link in your application, and request ETS submit your scores to the Graduate School using institutional code 1631.
  • Statement of Purpose: Carefully prepare a statement of purpose that clearly outlines your goals and interests in Chemical Engineering. The Graduate School recommends a limit of 500 words for the statement of purpose.
  • GPA & Class Ranking: Report undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate GPA(s) and class ranking(s) in your application through the ‘Education Background’ link.
  • Diversity Essay: Not required.
  • Resume: Please submit a current resume.

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