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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

Mandatory Documents

Other Requirements

Contact & Additional Information

IE Graduate Program FAQ (Issues, Timeline, Funding, Decisions, & more)


Application Deadlines
Applications and all supporting documents must be received on or before the deadlines. Any applications received after January 5 for fall admissions and September 1 for spring admissions will not necessarily be considered for admission.

All others (Research Track applicants with no funding request and ALL Application Track applicants)

January 5

September 1 No Entry

Applicants requesting funding (Research Track only)

December 15

September 1 No Entry



Spring Summer

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.

Application Fee

The Graduate School application fee is $60 (U.S. dollars) for domestic applicants and $75 (U.S. dollars) for international applicants. For more information, visit Graduate School Application Fee, Payment, and Waiver.

Mandatory Documents
The following documents are required to support the application and must be uploaded to the online application. Any "extra" documents submitted - but not required - will excluded from the review. If you are an international applicant, you must provide original language and English translations for transcripts and diplomas. See 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:

Graduation Program Specialist: Anita Park, (765) 494-0680,

Additional Information