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Purdue Doctoral Programs at Krannert

Instructions and Supplemental Information

Transcripts

One official transcript from each of the colleges and universities you have attended as a registered student, regardless of the number of courses taken, is required. Management/Economics will accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes. You will only need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the request of Management/Economics department or if you are recommended for admission.

If your native language is not English, you must send both an official transcript in the language of instruction and a certified official English translation. If your degree is not shown as having been awarded directly on the transcript, then you must also provide a certified official copy of your diploma in the language of instruction and a certified official English translation.

Resumé or Employment History

Submit your Resume online when completing your online application

Statement of Purpose

An essay concerning your purpose for seeking a Ph.D. degree, your reasons for wanting to study at Purdue University, and your research interests, along with your professional plans for the future. Submit your Statement of Purpose online when completing your online application. Please try to keep your statement of purpose to 4 pages or less.

Academic or Professional Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required. Your appraisers may submit online through your online application

Required Admissions Tests

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are required as follows:

  • Economics applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examinations test (GRE).
  • Management applicants, any specialty, are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam.
  • OBHR candidates can take either the GRE or GMAT exam.

The GRE and GMAT exams are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Applicants are advised to take the test no later than December or January before the August admission date. An "official" score report for the GRE or GMAT must be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University.

  • GRE Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
  • GRE Department Codes for Purdue University:
    • Economics: 1801 or 4301
    • Management: 4299 or 4399
    • OBHR: 4202 or 4206
  • GMAT DI code for Management & OBHR Ph.D. Programs at Purdue University: 1187
  • GMAT Program code is IRZ-R6-03

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL, must be taken by applicants whose native language is not English. The official score report for the TOEFL should be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University:

  • TOEFL Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
  • TOEFL Department Code for Purdue University:02 or 84

Minimum TOEFL iBT Scores for admission are as follows:

  • Writing: 18
  • Speaking: 18
  • Listening: 14
  • Reading: 19
  • Total: 77

Minimum PTE Academic Scores for admission are as follows:

  • Overall :58

The Test of Written English (TWE) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) are not a requirement for either admission or standard financial aid packages, including assistantships and fellowships. However, the TSE is required to be considered for awards that are based on teaching potential if an applicant's native language is not English.

Purdue University also accepts International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. An overall score of 6.5 is required for admission.

GRE

The GRE Information & Registration Bulletin can be obtained by writing or calling:

Graduate Record Examinations
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000
U.S.A.
Telephone: (609) 771-7670
FAX: (609) 771-7906
E-Mail: gre-info@ets.org
Web: http://www.gre.org

Some test preparation materials can also be obtained free of charge on the website.

GMAT

The GMAT Bulletin of Information and Registration Forms can be obtained by writing or calling:

Graduate Management Admission Test
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6103
U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-800-GMAT-NOW (1-800-462-8669)
FAX: (609) 883-4349
E-Mail: gmat@ets.org
Web: http://www.mba.com/mba

You may also register on the website; this is probably the most efficient method.

TOEFL

In order to receive The TOEFL Bulletin of Information for TOEFL, TWE, and TSE contact:

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6154
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6154
U.S.A.
Telephone: (609) 771-7100
FAX: (609) 771-7500
E-Mail: toefl@ets.org
Web: http://www.toefl.org

It is probably most convenient to locate this information and register to take the exam on the website.

IELTS

Information regarding the IELTS can be found by writing to or visiting:

IELTS International
100 E. Corson St., Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 9110
Phone: (626) 564-2954
Fax: (626) 564-2981
Email: ielts@ieltsintl.org
Web: http://www.ielts.org

PTE/Academic

Information regarding the PTE/Academic can be found by visiting the following site:

http://pearsonpte.com/PTEAcademic/Pages/home.aspx