Graduate Studies

Applicants to the M.S.E. program ideally should have graduated from an approved, accredited engineering program with a Bachelor of Science degree in their selected area of specialization with a GPA of 3.0.

Graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from programs in the physical sciences, computer science, mathematics or technology will be considered for admission. Formal admission to the M.S.E. program requires a Bachelor of Science degree as well as:

  • Completion of the engineering mathematics sequence which includes calculus, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations
  • Completion of at least two semesters of calculus-based physics
  • Completion of all undergraduate engineering courses that are the prerequisites to the graduate courses on the student's plan of study

English Requirement

An applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in written English by satisfying one of the following options:

  • Earn a TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 77 (Internet). The minimum TOEFL Internet-Based Testing (iBT) exam scores are: Writing 18, Speaking 18, Listening 14, Reading 19, and Overall 80. All five of these scores must be met.
  • Earn at least a 6.5 band score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

The Graduate School will routinely waive the TOEFL/lELTS for applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree, within the last 24 months, from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the native language.

GRE scores are not required. To apply to the M.S.E. program please complete the online application from Purdue University.