Purdue University - Department of Computer Science - Process


All applications submitted by the application deadline will be reviewed by the CS admissions' committee. The entire review is online and based on the information submitted by you and your recommenders via the online application system.

Fall is the main admission term and applicants will be informed of our decision between mid February and mid April. Spring applicants will be informed end of October.

For Fall 2017 we had about 1233 applications for about 83 slots. For Fall 2016 we received about 1184 applications for about 105 slots.

Purdue University has a central Graduate School Administration that oversees the application process of all departments of the University. If we approve your admission, we shall recommend to the Graduate School that you be admitted. You will not be admitted until the Graduate School grants you admission. The Graduate School, however, very rarely rejects our recommendations except for problems with documents. We, therefore, urge you to follow with particular care the instructions relating to transcripts, evidence of degrees awarded, translations of such documents, and proof of English proficiency. The official notice will be posted in the online application system.

If admitted, you will automatically be considered for financial support in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. However, admission without financial support is possible.

According to the Council of Graduate School's Resolution you are under no obligation to respond to fall offers of financial support prior to April 15.

International Applicants

The fellowships and graduate assistantships that we offer are normally sufficient proof of financial support for the office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) to issue the forms required for a student visa.

For more information on how to obtain a student visa visit this ISS page.


Contact Us: grad-info@cs.purdue.edu or 1 (765) 494-6004

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2017 2:18 PM

Department of Computer Science, 305 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone:(765) 494-6010 • Fax: (765) 494-0739

Copyright © 2016 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the College of Science.