Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Status

In evaluating applications, the School of Management is concerned primarily with your capacity for management responsibility. Demonstration of intellectual capacity is a prime consideration; however, close attention is given to indications of personal development which may have a bearing on the individual’s prospects for career success.

Degree Seeking Admission Status

The evaluation is based upon a detailed review of the written application, original academic transcripts, graduation index of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale, letters of recommendation from persons who are qualified to evaluate your capacity for graduate study, and the score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). International Students required additional documents(*).

Post Baccalaureate Non Degree Admission Status

A student who wishes to begin immediately without completing the formal admission process may do so by applying for a Post Baccalaureate admission status. Only 12 credit hours of class work with grades A or B taken under this category of admission may be included on the Plan of Study. The student who begins under this category must complete a regular admissions application to the completion of the initial 12 hours.

Admission as a Post Baccalaureate student does not imply admissibility when completing the formal application to the Purdue Graduate School. 


Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a graduation index of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale. In addition, all applicants must take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Students whose native language is not English must submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Application Instructions

Should you meet all the admission requirements set forth by the Graduate School, you need to prepare, complete and send the application packet:

Step 1| Submit on line

  • Application for Admission to the Purdue University Graduate School
  • Graduate application fee of $55.00
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • Your current resume
  • A statement written by yourself referring to past supervisory experience, as well as, your career goals and aspirations.

Step 2| Mail to the School of Management

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended, including any Purdue campus
  • A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score report

(*) International applicants should also complete the international admission requirements including the TOEFL score, financial statement letters, original Diploma and transcripts from their home country institution, and other supporting personal documents. For more information please review our website at


Fall Semester

U.S. Citizen* | July 15 & Internationals| May15                                 

Spring Semester

U.S. Citizen* | Dec 1 & Internationals | Oct 15

Summer Semester

U.S. Citizen* | Apr 1 & Internationals | Mar 1

 * International prospects living in the U.S can use also the citizen’s application deadline.