Thesis Track MS Program

This is a research-based, thesis MS program that prepares students to pursue a PhD degree or to join the industry workforce.

The Master’s Degree with Thesis is available to students who have identified a faculty member who has agreed to serve as their advisor. This option allows students to participate in advanced research while receiving academic and professional guidance by working closely with Purdue ECE’s world-class faculty. The knowledge and skills gained from this Master’s with Thesis will help students accelerate their career advancement in industry or prepare them for Ph.D. studies. Students who identify an MS thesis advisor after starting the program may switch to the thesis track.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for 2019-2020 year are expected to be the same as the 2018-2019 year. For Indiana residents, the costs are: $5,558.00 per semester and $2,498.00 for the summer session for a total cost for the one-year program of $13,614.00. For nonresidents, the costs are: $14,959.00 per semester and $7,198.50 for the summer session. Check the most up-to-date fees here.

Research Areas

Few colleges can match the depth and breadth of Purdue Engineering’s research capabilities and talent. We are focused on 21st century impact — leading the way in reshaping the research universe through discovery and innovation.

Graduate Student Resources

Contact the ECE Graduate Office

MSEE Building, Room 140
501 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035
Fax: (765) 494-3393

Current students should contact

Elisheba Van Winkle
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (765) 496-6162

Prospective students should contact

Deb Bowman
Graduate Admissions and Assessment Administrator
Phone: (765) 494-3392