Admission Requirements

Students must fulfill the admission requirements of the Graduate School of Purdue University and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in any Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related areas.

If necessary, students may be required to make-up deficiencies. In addition, a student must meet the following pre-requisites:

1 Semester Object Oriented Programming (Sophomore level or above); 1 Semester Statistics/Probability (Sophomore level or above); and 2 Semesters Calculus (Differential and Integral), or 1 Semester discrete mathematics or numerical methods (Sophomore level or above).

Admission into the master’s program in MSV will be based on the standard policies and procedures of the Purdue University Graduate School which include the following:

Grade Point Average

Successful candidates for graduate admission include applicants who have earned baccalaureate degrees in any Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related areas from colleges or universities of recognized standing and have earned a grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

English Language Proficiency

The language of instruction at Purdue University Calumet is English. Therefore, proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English is vital to academic success. International applicants, whose native language is not English, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), before being considered for admission. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission:

550 or higher on the paper-based examination; or 77 or higher on the internet-based examination.

http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/admissions/apply_toefl

Applicants who take the Internet-based examination (TOEFL iBT) must achieve the following minimum test scores, in addition to the overall required score:

Writing, 18; Reading, 19; Listening, 14;  and Speaking, 18.

TOEFL scores must be no more than 24 months old at the time the application credentials are reviewed in the Graduate School. Applicants who take the IELTS must earn a band score of 6.5 or higher on the Academic Module. The IELTS score must be no more than 24 months old at the time the application credentials are reviewed in the Graduate School. The Graduate School also accepts the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic scores. An overall score of 58 is required for admission. See link above for English proficiency requirements.

Application Documentation

Before a candidate will be considered for admission, an application for admission must be completed and received by in the program office.

http://webs.purduecal.edu/gradschool/how-to-apply-now/

In addition the following are required:

Statement of Purpose –Should be 300-500 words; any statement of purpose, which exceeds the 500-word limit, will be returned for revision. The statement describes the candidate’s purpose for undertaking or continuing graduate study, the reasons for wanting to study at Purdue University Calumet, and the candidate’s professional plans, career goals, and research interests. The candidate may also explain any irregularities or special circumstances applicable to their background and elaborate on their special abilities, awards, achievements, scholarly publications, and/or professional history.

Resume–Description of the candidate’s education, work history, significant skills and experiences as well as accomplishments.

Letters of Recommendation–Recommendations must come from three persons who can attest to the candidate’s academic ability and scholarly potential – this does not include family, friends, ministers, etc. If the admissions committee determines that any of the three recommendations received are unacceptable, additional recommendations may be requested.

Transcripts–Official original transcripts from each college or university the candidate has completed course work are required before an application can be processed.

Optionally–The candidate may provide a sample of work that demonstrates writing proficiency and/or other important accomplishment that evidences their skills.

Prerequisite Course Work or Degrees

Following prerequisites course work are required to be admitted to the program:

  • 1 Semester Object Oriented Programming (Sophomore level or above),
  • 1 Semester Statistics/Probability (Sophomore level or above) , and
  • 2 Semesters Calculus (Differential and Integral) or 1 Semester discrete mathematics or numerical methods (Sophomore level or above)