General Admissions Requirements


Admissions OverviewHere you will find general admissions requirements for Purdue, as well as program specific admissions information. International students should check the International Students page to see what additional information is required.

All applicants to graduate-level programs must supply the following:

      •   A telephone interview with an Admissions Advisor
      •   A completed application form
      •   A $60 application fee ($75 international)
      •   Official transcripts from all universities attended
      •   A 300- to 500-word personal statement that outlines your personal and professional goals
      •   Three professional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities
      •   Resume 

Additional requirements vary by program, please click on each program below to see specific admission criteria:

Online M.S. Ed. in Learning Design and Technology

•   Applicant already possesses an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and
    graduated with a cumulative grade point average that is a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
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Applicant’s undergraduate cumulative grade point average is a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Note: All waivers must be approved by the department and are reviewed on a case by case basis. Meeting the above conditions does not guarantee waiver approval. Please contact an admissions counselor to discuss your specific admissions requirements.

International Students
International applicants must provide the following information during the application process, in addition to the materials outlined above.

•   For those who attended higher education institutions in non-English-speaking countries, official
    university transcripts or diplomas, in the original language and in English translation.

•   Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PT Academic. The score
    requirements for the M.S. Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program are as follows:

English proficiency admission requirements

Admission to the master’s in Learning Design and Technology program is based upon the above criteria, as well as individual experience and the applicant’s “fit” with the program.

Online M.S. Ed. in Special Education

•   Applicant already possesses an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and
    graduated with a cumulative grade point average that is a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
•  
Applicant’s undergraduate cumulative grade point average is a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Note: All waivers must be approved by the department and are reviewed on a case by case basis. Meeting the above conditions does not guarantee waiver approval. Please contact an admissions counselor to discuss your specific admissions requirements.

International Students
International applicants must provide the following information during the application process, in addition to the materials outlined above.

•   For those who attended higher education institutions in non-English-speaking countries, official
    university transcripts or diplomas, in the original language and in English translation.

•   Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PT Academic. The score
    requirements for the M.S. Ed. in Special Education program are as follows:

English proficiency admission requirements

Admission to the master’s in Special Education program is based upon the above criteria, as well as individual experience and the applicant’s “fit” with the program.

Online M.S. in Communication

International Students
International applicants must provide the following information during the application process, in addition to the materials outlined above.

•   For those who attended higher education institutions in non-English-speaking countries, official
    university transcripts or diplomas, in the original language and in English translation.

•   Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PT Academic. The score
    requirements for the M.S. in Communication are as follows:

English proficiency admission requirements

•   A Green Card for non-residents living in the US is required along with an English translation of foreign
    language transcript.

Admission to the communication program is based upon the above criteria, as well as individual experience and the applicant’s “fit” with the program.

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

International Students
International applicants must provide the following information during the application process, in addition to the materials outlined above.

•   For those who attended higher education institutions in non-English-speaking countries, official
    university transcripts or diplomas, in the original language and in English translation.

•   Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PT Academic. The score
    requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management are as follows:

English proficiency admission requirements

•   A Green Card for non-residents living in the US is required along with an English translation of foreign
    language transcript.

Admission to the communication program is based upon the above criteria, as well as individual experience and the applicant’s “fit” with the program.

All application materials should be sent to:
Purdue University Online Programs Processing Center
1415 W. 22nd Street, Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523

To learn more about the admissions requirements and application process, call 877-497-5851 to speak to an admissions advisor or to request more information.