Graduate Programs Overview

Purdue University-Main Campus is a Public, 4 or more years school located in West Lafayette, Indiana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,992 for Indiana residents and $28,794 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds sixty graduate programs: 84 Master's, 106 Doctorate, 61 Post-Bachelor's, 9 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,284 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,703 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NamePurdue University-Main Campus
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressHovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN
Graduate School Students10,949 students
3,235 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$9,992
Out-of-State$28,794
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 260 Graduate Programs
84 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 70 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Purdue University-Main Campus with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Indiana residents, the tuition & fees are $9,992 and $28,794 for non-Indiana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $348 for Indiana residents and $948 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,208$28,010
Fees$784$784
Cost per Credit$348$948
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$10,030 (On-Campus) / $10,520 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,760 (On-Campus) / $1,760 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,782$41,584
Off-Campus Total$23,272$42,074
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$10,002$9,992$9,992$9,992$9,992
Out-of-State$28,804$28,794$28,794$28,794$28,794

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Purdue University-Main Campus offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 680 major areas - 83 Master's (4 online programs), 75 Doctorate (1 online programs), 60 Post-Bachelor'(22 online programs), 8 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total2,2841,703206-
Men1,22496367-
Women1,060740139-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Engineering
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 46,655 students enrolled in Purdue University-Main Campus including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 10,949 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,166 male and 4,783 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 6,085 full-time and 4,864 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,235 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 3,362 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total10,949
Men Students6,166
Women Students4,783
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total10,949
Full-time Students6,085
Part-time Students4,864
By race/ethnicity 4,879 White, 378 Black, and 656 Asian students are attending at Purdue University-Main Campus. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total10,949
American Indian /
Native American
27
Asian656
Black378
Hispanic568
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
8
White4,879
Two or more races220
Un-Known301
1,125 students are younger than 22 and 807 students are older than 65. The school has 7,035 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,982 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total10,949
21 & Under1,125
22-243,462
25-293,573
30-341,342
35-39640
40 & Over807
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Purdue University-Main Campus, 3,235 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 3,362 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment10,949
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,235
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses3,362
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,352
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,235
Indiana Resident802
Other State In U.S.1,987
Outside of U.S.446



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