Interdisciplinary Engineering - Major in Microelectronics and Semiconductors

Application deadlines, admissions criteria, and transcript requirements for Purdue's Master's Degree in Microelectronics and Semiconductors.

Microelectronics and Semiconductors Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Applicants for the Master’s in Microelectronics and Semiconductors 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 complete the Math Prerequisite Checklist demonstrating proof of successful completion of the mathematics prerequisite courses

How to Apply 

Apply at the Application Management page using the campus and program information below. You can return to finish an incomplete application or check the status of a submitted application using the same page.

  • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette  
  • Proposed Graduate Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Major: Semiconductors and Microelectronics 
  • Degree Objective: Master of Science (MS) or MS in Engineering (MSE)  
  • Course Delivery: Distance (online or off-campus location) 

Required Application Materials 

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. 
  • Review the Graduate School's Recommendation Letters page for more information.

Official Transcripts  

  • Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended, including transfer credits. An official transcript must be sent directly from your previous institution to Purdue using one of the submission methods below.
    • Those with international transcripts should supply transcripts in both their original language and an English translation, if applicable.  
    • During the application process you may upload unofficial transcripts (also referred to as personal copies of your official transcripts). You are still required to request additional official transcripts directly from your previous institution(s) by the end of your second semester to avoid registration holds. Academic progress reports and unofficial transcripts from student accounts are not acceptable for upload. 
    • Review the Graduate School's Transcript page for more information. 

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 Fee 

  • Nonrefundable $60 fee for domestic applicants and $75 fee for international applicants
  • Review the Graduate School's Application Fee page for more information

For additional details about application materials, please visit the How to Apply Graduate School webpage.

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 3.2 or equivalent (A=4.0). Candidates with lower GPAs may still be considered on a case-by-case basis if the GPA is outdated and/or they have remarkable experience or other merits. 

Strong candidates will possess a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or equivalent, have relevant industry experience, and effectively communicate their objectives for undertaking this program in their statement of purpose.

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. Prerequisite math courses must be for credit and from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized higher education accrediting body or the international equivalent.   

Contact Us 

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