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Admission Requirements for Future Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering graduate program. It offers advanced courses and conducts research in human factors and ergonomics, optimization and simulation, manufacturing and materials, and production and service systems. (Read more about Purdue Industrial Engineering)

Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, please ensure that you understand the minimum requirements for admission to the Industrial Engineering graduate degree program. Please note that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Application Deadlines

Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below. There is no guarantee that applications received after these dates will be reviewed.





Applicants requesting funding 

 December 15 

 September 1 

 No Entry 

All others 

 January 5 

 September 1 

 No Entry 

Multi-year fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis, with higher priority given to top PhD applicants who have demonstrated research ability through publication and/or a Master's thesis. Review for financial aid will start on December 15 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. For fall semester applications, the applicants selected for admission and/or financial aid will be notified on or before April 15. For spring semester applications, applicants will be notified by November 15.

To Apply

  • Read the IE Graduate Program FAQ for additional questions, common errors, and help.
  • Submit an online application through the Purdue Graduate School. Submit only the required documents. Any "extra" documents submitted - but not required - will be excluded from the review.
  • International applicants: Both original language and English translations are required for transcripts and diploma.

Mandatory Documents
following documents are required to support the application and must be uploaded to the online applicationSee each link below for more details:

Other Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (recommended):  3.2/4.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (recommended): 3.5/4.0 or equivalent

Contact Information

Please carefully read the IE Graduate Program FAQ before contacting the IE Graduate Programs Office. If you still have questions, contact:

Master’s Non-Thesis (Application Track): Anita Park, (765) 494-0680,
PhD & Master’s Thesis (Research Track): Cheryl Barnhart, (765) 494-5434,

Additional Information