Interdisciplinary Master's in Engineering Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Application deadlines, admissions criteria, and transcript requirements for Purdue's Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering.

Degree Objectives 

Applicants for the Interdisciplinary Engineering program can be admitted to one of two degree objectives:   

  1. The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree is available to applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is ABET accredited by the EAC or one with equivalent standards.  
  2. The Master of Science (MS) degree is available to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree that is not in Engineering or is not ABET accredited by the EAC. 

Applicants to the MS degree objective must complete the Math Prerequisite Checklist demonstrating proof of successful completion of the mathematics prerequisite courses. 

How to Apply 

Apply using the following campus and program information:  

  • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette  
  • Proposed Graduate Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering  
  • Area of Interest: You may add an optional concentration or leave this section blank 
  • Degree Objective: Master of Science (MS) or MS in Engineering (MSE)  
  • Course Delivery: Distance (online or off-campus location) 

Required Application Materials 

Download the Application Checklist for step-by-step application instructions and look over the How to Apply Graduate School webpage for additional details.   

2 Statements of Purpose  

3 Recommenders  

  • Your references should be persons who can assess your academic potential such as faculty members, academic staff, supervisors, industry leaders, employers, or advisors. 
  • Contact information for each recommender should be submitted within the online application. Recommenders will be contacted with instructions on how to upload their recommendation materials to the application portal. 

Official Transcripts  

  • Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended, including transfer credits. 
  • International students should supply transcripts in both their original language and an English translation. 
  • To submit official transcripts: 


    • Mail official, unopened transcripts directly from your previous institution to: 

    Office of Graduate Admissions  
    Purdue University Graduate School  
    155 South Grant Street, YONG 170  
    West Lafayette, IN 47907  


  • 1 – 2 pages in length  
  • Separate your work and non-work experiences into different sections. 

 Math Prerequisite Checklist, if applicable 

  • Required for some applicants; see Criteria for Admissions below for more information. 

Application Deadlines 




August 1 

December 1 

May 1 


Criteria for Admissions 

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area (Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Technology) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0). 

Applicants must have successfully completed the following mathematics courses:  

  • Calculus I 
  • Calculus II 
  • Linear Algebra or Differential Equations 

Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is ABET accredited by the EAC are exempt to submit proof of mathematics prerequisite completion. Accreditation information by institution and program can be found at the ABET website.  

Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not in Engineering and/or ABET accredited by the EAC must submit a completed math prerequisites checklist as part of a complete application.

Contact Us 

  • Prospective Students: Please email 
  • Current Students: Please reach out to your Academic Advisor.