Doctoral, Master's, and Graduate Certificate Applications

First, prepare the following application supporting materials:


  • The GRE General Test is required if you are applying for admission to an engineering graduate program:
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Motorsports Engineering
  • The GRE General Test is highly recommended* if you are applying for admission to the following technology related programs:
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity & Trusted Systems (MSCTS)*
    • M.S. in Technology degree program with one of the following concentrations: 
      • MS Technology - Applied Data Management & Analytics (ADMA)*
      • MS Technology - Information Assurance & Security (InfoSec)*

Request the testing agency ETS to report your GRE scores directly to IUPUI.  IUPUI institution code: 1325.

* Due to disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE is waived for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 admissions for the technology related programs listed above.

  • No graduate admission exam (GRE/GMAT) is required to apply for admission to the programs in the following, if you have graduated from an accredited US college or university:
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development (HRD).
    • MS Technology - Facilities Management
    • MS Technology - Organizational Leadership
    • MS Technology - Technical Communication


Three (3) current recommendations for graduate admission are required. Individuals writing your recommendations should be your present or former professors or instructors and academic advisors, or managers, supervisors, or project leaders you report to professionally, who are most able to comment on your academic performance, intellectual abilities, scholastic skills and aptitudes, and work ethics, if relevant.

Recommendations from friends, peers, family members or relatives, and acquaintances are not acceptable.

Once you submit your online application, a computer generated request for recommendations will be sent directly to the recommenders. Online recommendations are strongly preferred. However, if a recommender wishes to complete a paper recommendation, you may send this fillable form

Write a 2-page Academic Statement of Purpose summarizing your academic background, professional experience, if relevant, and your educational goals and objectives. Describe how your educational training and/or work experiences and career goals and objectives  have informed your decision to pursue graduate studies. In addition and very importantly, describe and highlight your specific area(s) of interest and focus in graduate study.


The Personal History Statement helps reviewers learn more about you as a whole person and as a potential graduate student. This may include relevant details on community service, leadership roles, participation in diverse teams, and significant barriers that you overcame to attend graduate school.

Official Academic Transcripts

Order official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended including any community colleges, military or specialty schools.  Electronic versions of the transcripts are strongly preferred.  Paper transcripts may delay processing.  An official transcript is required from every college/university attended and must be sent directly from the school/s of origin to the graduate program admissions personnel/staff.  Transcripts that have been sent directly to you and/or handled by you are deemed unofficial.  Contact your program’s admissions professional for an email address.  In the meantime, scan and upload a digital copy of the personal copies of your transcript/s when you fill out the online application.

If it is necessary to send transcript/s by post, ask your college or university to send official transcripts to the appropriate Purdue School of Engineering & Technology office mailing address as shown in the Mailing Information below.  

IMPORTANT:  When Scanning Copies of Transcripts to upload or email:

If personal identifying information such as DATE OF BIRTH and/or SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER appears on the document, REMOVE THIS INFORMATION from your electronic version of your document or mark out the information in black ink before scanning your document.  

International Academic Transcripts and Certified Copy of Bachelor's Degree Certificate/Diploma 

If a transcript is not in English, you must provide an English translation certified by the college or university which issued the transcript.  International transcripts and/or the English translations plus a certified or attested copy of degree certificate or diploma awarded, if graduated with a degree, must arrive in an envelope stamped and sealed by the college or university registrar.  Additionally, be sure to upload a copy of academic transcript/s plus a copy of degree certificate or degree diploma to the IU Graduate CAS application prior to submission, if degree was awarded.

Typically, electronic transcripts from international colleges or universities are not acceptable.  Electronic version of transcripts from international colleges or universities are accepted on a case-by-case basis only.


International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. The Purdue Graduate School accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test (DET)  for admission.  

Applicants applying for admission to Purdue graduate programs are required to meet each minimum sub-score and the total or overall score required for the English language proficiency tests as follow:     

Minimum Sub-Score RequiredTOEFL Internet-based (iBT)TOEFL EssentialsIELTSDuolingo English Test (DET)
Minimum Total/Overall Score RequiredTotal score: 80Total score: 8Overall band score: 6.5Overall score: 110

If you are an applicant who have completed a Bachelor's degree or higher from a country where English is an official language, click on proof of English proficiency exemption for additional details.  In addition, you must have completed the bachelor’s degree within the last 36 months prior to enrollment at IUPUI.

Program for Intensive English (PIE) at IUPUI

Applicants have the option to enroll in PIE prior to applying for graduate admission to Purdue degree programs at IUPUI.  Applicants enrolled in PIE-Level 7 who pass all classes with grades of at least B (82%) and pass the PIE Proficiency Test Level 7 meet the English proficiency requirements for graduate admission. 




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Get familiarize with the application requirements and the detailed  instructions.

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