How to Apply Now

Welcome to the Purdue University Graduate School, and thank you for your interest in graduate studies at the Purdue University Calumet campus!  Many different master’s level graduate degrees are offered on the Calumet campus. Please refer to the Programs Catalog for a complete list of available graduate programs offered through our campus.

Applying to the Graduate School for study at Purdue University Calumet is easy!  The following steps will assist you in completing your Graduate School application and preparing your documents supporting your application.

Review the Graduate Program Requirements Web page for information regarding your graduate program requirements including application deadlines, admission requirements, and contact information.

To start your Graduate School application, create an application account .  An instructional video is available on How to Create an Account.

Login to APPLY using the account credentials you have created.

Complete the following sections of the application based upon your enrollment objective:

Degree-seeking (Master’s or Professional degrees)

Graduate Certificate

  • Applicant Information
  • Campus and Program
  • Education Background (Transcripts)
  • Acknowledgments

Non Degree or Teacher License

  • Applicant Information
  • Campus and Program
  • Education Background (Transcripts)
  • Acknowledgments

Review the Technical Help page if you require technical assistance while completing your application.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee by credit card. The Graduate School application fee is $60 (U.S. dollars) for domestic applicants and $75 (U.S. dollars) for international applicants (non degree applicants are not charged an application fee).

If you are applying as a degree-seeking applicant, submit an official transcript for every institution of higher education attended to the graduate program to which you are applying. If you are applying as a Graduate Certificate or Non degree applicant, you must provide evidence of a baccalaureate degree. This may be a transcript, a copy of the diploma, or a letter from the college or university verifying the degree. Teacher License applicants must provide an official transcript from the college or university where your baccalaureate degree was received.

Unless otherwise noted on the Graduate Program Requirements Web page, three letters of recommendation are required for degree-seeking applicants. For recommendation providers who prefer to submit a paper recommendation (PDF), the recommendations should be mailed directly to the graduate program. Online recommendation providers will receive an email notification with instructions for accessing the recommendation system during the application process once you enter their names in the application.

Many graduate programs require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have not done so already, request that ETS send your scores electronically to the Graduate School using the appropriate code for the campus to which you are applying. Some programs may require other test scores, such as the GMAT. Please check the requirements for your program of interest to determine what test scores may be needed.

International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. The Graduate School accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic scores for admission. Some graduate programs may have higher score requirements than the Graduate School’s minimum score requirements. The Graduate School will routinely waive the English proficiency requirement for applicants who have received a degree from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in one of the recognized English Speaking Countries. Note:  If you have not done so already, request that ETS send your scores electronically to the Graduate School using the appropriate code for the campus to which you are applying.

Submit any additional documents required to support your application to the graduate program to which you are applying.

If you have questions regarding your application status, you should contact the graduate program directly.