Candidate Checklist for

It is your responsibility to make sure all degree requirements have been met, before filing for candidacy.  Registering for candidacy 3 times in a row attracts a fee of $200 from the Purdue Graduate School.

To help review if all degree requirements have been met, please check against the list below:

  • Cumulative GPA is at least 3.0
  • Plan of study is updated with required courses for your degree, and is complete:
    • Minimum of 30 credits of graduate level coursework (500- and 600- level) that are technical and quantitative-in-content
    • Includes 3 credit hours from the Math (MA) department
    • Incudes another 3 credit hours from Math or an approved applied math course.
    • Includes no more than 6 credit hours of independent study
    • Includes 15 credit hours from ME (outside of any used to meet math requirements)
    • Includes 9 credit hours of tech electives (from within or from outside ME)
  • Register as CAND 991 in the scheduling assistant before the end of the first week of classes.


ME Graduate Office
516 Northwestern Ave. (4th floor of Wang Hall)
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-5730
Virtual office hours available every Tues/Wed/Thurs