Completion Guidelines for Non-Thesis Master's Degree

This Completion Guidelines information is merely designed as a guide to provide general information.

Semester 1

  • A non-thesis master student is not assigned an advisor. Contact the Purdue IE Graduate Office for more information.

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Submit your Plan of Study as final so it can be fully approved.
    • If you fail to file a POS on time, a late fee may be assessed.
  • To view more information on deadlines administered by the Graduate School, see the Graduate School Deadline Calendar

Final Semester

  • Declare Candidacy by notifying the IE Graduate Office.
    • Verify that courses on your Plan of Study match your transcript.
    • If you fail to declare candidacy by the deadline, a $200 late fee will be applied by the Graduate School.
  • A Graduation Audit will be done by the IE Graduate Office  


  • A Commencement tab will be added on your myPurdue when you successfully declare candidacy. Please see Commencement for more information.