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How to Apply for Admission to the PMP

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. Applications are reviewed and admittance is offered on a rolling basis. We encourage prospective students to apply early as possible.

Application Deadlines

Fall entry:

  • U.S. Citizen: June 15
  • International: May 1

Spring 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.
  • U.S. Citizen: October 15
  • International: October 15

Summer entry:

  • We do not admit students for summer semester entry

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the PMP must satisfy the following requirements.

  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent).
  • GRE general test scores – no minimum scores are established, but average scores for students admitted for Fall 2017 are as follows:
    • Verbal: 152
    • Quantitative: 164
    • Analytical Writing: 3.5

International applicants have the following additional requirements. They:

  • Must also submit 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.
  • Must have TOEFL Scores that satisfy the below requirements:
    • Paper-Based Test (PBT):
      • Score: 550 Minimum
    • Internet-Based Test (IBT)
      • Overall Score: 77 minimum
      • Reading: 19 minimum
      • Listening: 14 minimum
      • Speaking: 18 minimum
      • Writing: 18 minimum
  • Report your English Proficiency Scores in the 'Test Scores' link in your application. Also, request ETS to submit your scores to the Graduate School using institutional code 1631.

Supporting documentation needed to complete your application:

  • 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 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.
  • 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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