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Purdue University

School of Materials Engineering

West Lafayette, IN


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Purdue University


Purdue University / School of Materials Engineering is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering (MSMSE)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (highly recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (highly recommended)
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (highly recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (highly recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Processing, characterization, properties, and modeling of metals, electronics, ceramics, biomaterials, polymers/soft matter and composites
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dr. David Bahr
Head and Professor of Materials Engineering
Phone: 765-494-4100