EEE Graduate Admissions (How to Apply)

Through the Graduate School at Purdue University, Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees. Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before December 15, 2023, for admission in the Fall 2024 semester. There are limited admissions for the spring or summer semesters, please contact for specific deadlines.

Questions about the EEE graduate program can be addressed to


Any prospective graduate student with a STEM background will be considered. Familiarize yourself with the minimum requirements for EEE graduate degree study before applying. Satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee admission; however, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

How To Apply

  • Submit an online application through the Graduate School.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts to the online application. You do not need to mail official transcripts unless specifically requested to do so by Environmental and Ecological Engineering.
  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Supporting Documents

Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose - essay of approximately words stating clearly and succinctly the reason for seeking graduate study in Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University, the applicant’s career goals, and research interests. The applicant may include information about any unique circumstances, special abilities, awards, achievements, scholarly publications, or professional history that are relevant to the admission decision.
  • Resume

Additional Information for International Applicants

  • Review information for International Students and Scholars.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admission to degree, certificate, non-degree, and teacher license graduate programs in one of the following ways.
  • Both original language transcripts and English translations are required. Please upload them into your online application.

Master’s Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree at a college or university of recognized standing.

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent required.
  • Master's Degree Completion: Must have completed a Master’s degree or equivalent coursework in an appropriate discipline.

Contact Us

Purdue Environmental and Ecological Engineering Graduate Program
500 Central Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.