Graduate Programs

Welcome to Graduate Education

Purdue Engineering’s Graduate Program is proud to rank #6 in the U.S., and #3 among the nation's top public universities (U.S. News & World Report). Our graduate students choose from hundreds of study areas across 14 different schools and divisions. Options include professional master’s degrees, thesis or non-thesis technical master’s degrees, and research-intensive Ph.D. degrees. Some degrees may even be completed online.

Purdue Engineering graduate students are mentored by the world’s leading scholars and engage with cutting-edge resources found only a few places worldwide. Outside the classroom, our graduate students benefit from professional development that prepares them for careers in academia, industry, and at national labs. Purdue Engineering also offers technical communication workshops, support for entrepreneurship, and more.

Learn more about our graduate programs and explore resources by browsing our Prospective Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student webpages. If you are interested in faculty, post-doc, and/or staff resources, please explore our Purdue Engineering Faculty & Staff webpage.


Office of Graduate Programs

Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-4873
Fax: 765-496-1466

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Contact: Morgan Delaney, Graduate Program Administrator,

The Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics is ranked sixth by the U.S. News and World Report in aerospace graduate program. The program’s research areas include: Aerodynamics, Aerospace Systems, Astrodynamics and Space Applications, Autonomy and Control, Propulsion, and Structures and Materials

Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Contact: Nikki Zimmerman, Graduate Program Administrator,

Internationally known faculty and highly motivated graduate students in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) collaborate to advance scientific and engineering frontiers. Our innovative research applies engineering principles to create new products and practices that solve national and global Grand Challenges in food, energy, water, the environment, and health.

Autonomy, IoT, and Robotics

Graduate Program Contact: Rendi Tharp

Our residential Autonomous and Connected Systems (ACS) majors provide advanced engineering technical education with particular specializations in the fields of Autonomy, Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics that are directly aligned with transformative technological advancements, cutting-edge research, and long-term industry needs.

Biomedical Engineering

Contact Graduate Office:

Opportunities abound through the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering’s innovative graduate programs, interdisciplinary research, and entrepreneurial partnerships. When you walk the halls of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, be assured you are in great company. Over the past 25 years, our programs have led to pioneering contributions in the field with significant commercial success. From the development of implantable defibrillators to techniques to design, test and improve artificial knee joints, you are at the forefront of medical developments that are improving lives. See the exciting new opportunities in our Professional Master’s Programs for specialized training in both technical and regulatory sciences.

Chemical Engineering

Contact: Bev Johnson, Graduate Program Administrator,

Contact: Julayne Moser, Professional Master’s Program Administrator,

The Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering has educated leaders in chemical engineering for over 100 years. We combine a tradition of excellence with a passion to push the boundaries of chemical engineering related to energy solutions, clean water production, advanced manufacturing, pharmaceutical innovation, biological engineering, and improvement of human health. Our world-class faculty, including six National Academy of Engineering members and two National Medal of Technology recipients, lead postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in cutting-edge research that continuously evolves to address society's pressing needs. With this established history and infrastructure, graduate students can make a significant impact in either of the two advanced degree programs.

Civil Engineering

Contact: Stacy Lane, Burke Graduate Program Senior Assistant,

The Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Graduate Program in Civil Engineering has approximately 400 active students. It has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News and World Reports and is currently ranked 6th. Students can get a specialization in one of nine technical concentration areas: Architectural, Construction, Environmental, Geomatics, Geotechnical, Hydraulics and Hydrology, Materials, Structural, Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, as well as a Professional Masters Concentration. Interdisciplinary programs in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE) are also available.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact: Deb Bowman, Graduate Admissions and Assessment Administrator,

Our graduate programs are ranked amongst the best in the nation and offer a rigorous, cutting-edge, and intellectually- stimulating educational experience in an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and student success. Students in our graduate degree programs have an opportunity to learn from and work alongside leading faculty members who are globally renowned for their excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.

Engineering Education

Contact Engineering Education Graduate Programs Office:

Established in 2004 Purdue's School of Engineering Education is the world's first engineering education graduate program. This enthusiastic and committed community of scholars (including 25+ faculty members) has developed a research base for guiding engineering education by experimenting with new teaching methods, developing curricula, assessing how students learn, and moving those findings into the classrooms of tomorrow’s engineers. The ultimate goal? To educate engineering leaders who can respond creatively and responsibly to 21st-century challenges.

Engineering Management

Contact Engineering Management Graduate Education:

These (MSE/MS) degree programs are specifically designed for individuals preparing for a career in industry and are open to graduates from any engineering discipline and select science and math majors. Purdue's Engineering Management master's program is designed specifically to help you develop depth in engineering and breadth in your business and leadership skills.

Environmental & Ecological Engineering

Contact EEE Graduate Program Office:

Environmental and Ecological Engineering empowers you to serve people and the planet. Do you want to design water treatment systems, improve indoor air quality, or develop innovative environmental remediation technologies? Do you see your future in life cycle engineering, greening the built environment, or working to improve the sustainability of manufacturing? Whether your passion is found within Classic Environmental Engineering or Industrial Sustainability, the diverse research of our faculty allows you to find your specific niche to make the world a better place now and for generations to come.

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Contact: Purdue Engineering Online or Senior Program Assistant Rendi Tharp for the residential Sports Engineering Professional Master's:

The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) degree puts you in the lead to tailor your educational experience to your individual or company goals and current marketplace demands. The flexibility of our online Interdisciplinary Master's degree enables you to create a customized educational experience like no other. The degree is ideal for professional engineers looking to explore knowledge in a discipline different from their undergraduate studies.

Industrial Engineering

Contact IE Graduate Office:

Students from a broad array of academic backgrounds, seeking further development in chosen aspects of the design, analysis, and management of complex human-integrated systems are encouraged to apply. The School of Industrial Engineering offers multiple options for completing a graduate degree, to meet the various professional development needs of our diverse student body.

Materials Engineering

Contact MSE Graduate Program Office:

The School of Materials Engineering’s graduate program prepares students to excel in applications and innovations for metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and electronic materials while surround­ing them with state-of-the-art facilities that support research at the forefront of Materials Science and Nanotechnology.

Mechanical Engineering

Contact ME Graduate Office:

With a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, you’ll conduct world-class research and master the skills necessary to innovate at nearly any field: fuel pumps to heart pumps. Carbon fiber to carbon nanotubes. Solid rockets to soft robotics.

Nuclear Engineering

Contact Student Service Office:

The School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, home to the first and only nuclear reactor in the U.S. licensed for 100% digital instrumentation and control systems, provides opportunities for state-of-the-art research and unmatched professional growth with the spirit to reach Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale. The graduate program offers MS and PhD degrees complementing diverse student interests supported by world-class faculty and unique facilities, addressing challenges and opportunities in nuclear science, engineering and technology.

Semiconductors & Microelectronics

Be prepared to meet the worldwide growing demand for semiconductor engineers and be a leader in that field with graduate study in Semiconductors and Microelectronics. With on-campus, online, or hybrid options, these degrees are convenient to both full-time students and working professionals and give students practical, focused training that can be immediately applied to the workforce.

Dual Degree Programs

MSE/MS+MBA Dual Degree

The MSE/MS+MBA dual degree program is in partnership with Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and delivered into three segments: technical/engineering, bridge courses, and MBA courses. This program was created for engineers looking to advance their knowledge in the engineering field, while at the same time develop the kind of business and management skills that will open up new doors of professional opportunity.


You now have a faster, more economical way to jump-start your career by strengthening both your technical and business skills. Earn your non-thesis, or professional, master’s degree in engineering from the College of Engineering plus your MBA from the Krannert School of Management in just two years — a year less than if you earned them separately.