Continuing to a PhD

Purdue MSECE students who are interested in continuing to a PhD must be admitted to the ECE PhD program. Application forms for admission to the PhD program are available from Matt Golden ( in the ECE Graduate Office and should be filed at the beginning of the final semester of the student’s Master’s program.

Admission requirements: Admission is based on evaluation of the student’s potential for success at the PhD level.

The GPA of a typical successful applicant is 3.6 or higher.

At a minimum, the student must have a GPA of 3.3 and a positive recommendation from his/her advisory committee for thesis-track students or from the faculty advisor for students in other tracks.