Frequently Asked Questions

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In this section, you can find the answers to several frequently asked questions we have received from prospective students. If you don't see your specific question(s) answered below or in the links to the right, please feel free to contact us or send us an email at


Is it possible to go on to PhD work with one of your online degrees?

You should check with whatever program you wish to get your PhD in.

Is the MS/MSE program ABET accredited?

Purdue is a fully accredited institution. The undergraduate engineering program is ABET accredited. They usually don't accredit Master's programs.

What is your average class size?

Classes don't have physical limit since it's a distance program. The average class size is 24. There are TA's to support every class, as well as professors who specifically designate office hours for online students.