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Funding Your Purdue MEM Education

Purdue University’s Master of Engineering Management program is a professional graduate program. As such, students are not eligible for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or graduate assistantships. Such a structure is consistent with professional programs in other fields like management (MBA degree), law (JD degree), and medicine (MD degree) wherein financial aid is typically not provided.

Fortunately, there are many other viable pathways for funding your Purdue MEM education. To assist you in your research, we have compiled the following list of options you may wish to explore.

Purdue MEM students earn an average of $25USD/hour during paid internship and co-op industry positions. Completing a 1-year co-op generates an average of $52,000USD in gross salary revenue. These earnings can substantially offset our reasonable tuition and fees. Furthermore, some employers provide additional forms of compensation, including housing assistance, relocation expense allowance, and/or a signing bonus.

Compared to U.S. coastal cities, larger metropolitan areas, and even peer institution competitors, the cost of living at Purdue University is significantly less expensive. Combined with our reasonable tuition levels, this results in real savings and a solid return on your investment.

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Purdue MEM students are eligible to serve as a Resident Assistant if they have lived for at least one year in a Purdue residence hall. The positions provide room and board, along with a monthly stipend. Applications are due November 1 st each year.

Purdue MEM students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week in hourly paid positions on Purdue’s campus. Students work in a variety of roles, including IT consultants, graders, tutors, lab assistants, library assistants, PMU positions, and more. You can generate supplemental income to cover living expenses while building your resume with highly-sought employability skills. In U.S. business culture, students who work during their undergraduate and graduate programs are respected for their work ethic and time management skills.

To apply for federal, state, and Purdue University student aid programs, which can include loans, grants, and work-study campus jobs, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure you know the application deadline for your academic year of choice. The FAFSA must be completed each year for which you are seeking student aid.

You can also learn more about the FAFSA from Purdue's Division of Financial Aid.


Tuition and Fees

Purdue University is frequently ranked as offering one of the best returns on investment for Master's programs in The United States.

Costs will vary depending on which degree option you choose to pursue. Please refer to the charts below for further information.

Accelerated Master of Engineering Management (1-year program)

Semester Indiana Resident Non-Resident
Fall 2018 $6,045.00 $16,434.00
Spring 2019 $6,045.00 $16,434.00
Summer 2019 $2,500.00 $5,970.80
Estimated Program Tuition & Fees $14,590.00 $38,838.80 *

* International Student Fee (per on-campus semester) is $145.00.

Master of Engineering Management with Professional Practice (2-year program)

Semester Indiana Resident Non-Resident
Fall 2018 $6,045.00 $16,434.00
Spring 2019 $3,817.00 $4,306.00
Summer 2019 $3,817.00 $4,306.00
Fall 2019 (estimated) $3,817.00 $4,306.00
Spring 2020 (estimated) $6,045.00 $16,434.00
Estimated Program Tuition & Fees $23,541.00 $45,786.00

* International Student Fee (per on-campus semester) is $145.00.