Information for International Students 

Note: The GRE requirement has been waived for Fall 2021 applicants.

Students come to Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics from around the world with approximately 40-50 percent of graduate students coming from outside the United States.


Basic Academic Requirements

It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of the basic academic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission; however, failure to satisfy the following requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission. 


Master's Degree Program

Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:

3.0 or equivalent required

Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

GRE waived for Fall 2021 applicants

TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:

Minimum Score Required: 80 total (section minimums: writing - 18, speaking - 18, listening -14, reading – 18)

IELTS for Non-Native English Speakers

Minimum section score requirements: reading – 6.5, listening – 6, speaking – 6, writing – 5.5

Deadline for Applications:

Fall Entry: March 1 
Spring Entry: August 1 (not accepting applications for spring admission at this time)


Doctoral Degree Program

Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:

3.0 or equivalent required

Master's Degree Completion:

Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent

Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

GRE waived for Fall 2021 applicants

TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:

Minimum Score Required: 80 total (section minimums: writing - 18, speaking - 18, listening - 14, reading – 18)

IELTS for Non-Native English Speakers:

Minimum section score requirements: reading – 6.5, listening – 6, speaking – 6, writing – 5.5

Deadline for Applications:

Fall Entry: March 1 
Spring Entry: August 1 (not accepting applications for spring admission at this time)


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