Submitting an Application: References

Identify three references and obtain their email and contact information. Supply this information during the electronic application process. Your references will then be contacted by Purdue by email and prompted to submit their recommendations.
Tip: Identify references by November to give them time to write and submit your recommendation letter. Make sure they are people who know you well and can effectively communicate your unique strengths, research capabilities, and ability to succeed in our program. We recommend that one letter come from someone who is familiar with your research capabilities (e.g., MS advisor) and one come from someone who is familiar with your interest in engineering education.