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Interdisciplinary Engineering

Interdisciplinary Engineering Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Applicants for the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Engineering 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 accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 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 accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  

Applicants to the MS degree objective must provide documentation demonstrating successful completion of the following mathematics courses: 

  • Calculus I and Calculus II for engineering degrees  

  • Linear Algebra or Differential Equations 

Deadlines

All required admissions criteria are due by the following deadlines:

Term Deadline
Fall August 1
Spring December 1
Summer May 1

Refer to the Academic Calendar for semester start dates. 

Admission Criteria 

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

1. Online Application 

  • Apply using the following campus and program information: 

    • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette 

    • Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering 

    • Degree Objective: Master of Science (MS) or MS in Engineering (MSE) 

    • Course Delivery: Distance (online or off-campus location) 

2. Statement of Purpose 

  • 300-500 words 

  • This may include a description of your interest in Purdue and this specific program, how your skills and abilities align with the program, professional plans, and career goals 

3. 3 Recommenders 

  • Recommenders can be both academic and professional  

  • Names and emails of recommenders will be submitted within the online application. Recommenders will be contacted with instructions on how to upload their letters of recommendation to the application portal 

4. Official Transcripts 

  • Transcripts are required from all institutions attended, including transfer credits 

  • International students should supply transcripts in both their original language and an English translation 

  • Submit eTranscripts directly from your institution to gradadm@purdue.edu 

  • Mail official, unopened transcripts to:

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

5. Resume 

  • 1 – 2 pages in length 

  • Separate academic and professional experiences