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Thank you for your interest in the Computer Science Graduate Program at the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus. We are looking forward to assisting you with your application
Professional MS Program, Information and Cyber Security (ISCY)
- Residential Program, Summer 2023 start only
- International Students—December 20, 2022
- Domestic Students—April 1, 2023
- Online Program
- Summer 2023 start--May 1, 2023
- Fall 2023 start--July 10, 2023
MS and PhD
- Spring 2023 start—October 1, 2022
- Fall 2023 start—December 20, 2022
- Make sure you meet our Admission Requirements
- Prepare your documents
- Pay Application Fee
- Submit Application
Omission of requested information or falsification in the application forms or supporting documents or any determination by a competent authority of academic or other dishonesty will be grounds for denial of admission, revocation of admission, or expulsion from the University.
For Fall 2022 we received nearly 3500 applications for PhD and MS combined and admitted around 400.
All applications submitted by the application deadline (see above) will be reviewed by the CS admissions committee. Offers of admission for the fall semester will be sent via email and through the online application system prior to April 15th. Offers of admission for the spring semester will be sent via email and through the application system prior to December 1st.
Purdue University has a central Graduate School Administration that oversees the application process of all departments of the University. If the CS Department approves your admission, we shall recommend to the Graduate School that you be admitted. You will not be admitted until the Graduate School grants your admission. The Graduate School rarely rejects our recommendations except for problems with documents. Therefore, we urge you to follow 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.
Applications with missing documents cannot be considered for admission.
If admitted for PhD, 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.
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.
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