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Graduate Degree Programs

Purdue Extended Campus in partnership with Academic Departments offers an array of non-traditional and online professional programs. Staff Fee Remission Information

Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Economics MS/MBA
    A dual-degree program focusing on the unique management challenges of food and agribusiness firms. Graduates of this program may earn a dual Purdue University Master of Science (MS)-Indiana University Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a single MS degree. Delivered mostly online, participants begin the program each August as a single group (cohort) and progress through the coursework together. Students can complete the MS alone in 21 months or the MS-MBA in 27 months. Both degrees require five, one-week residency sessions, two at Indiana University, two at Purdue University and a final residency at an international partner school, Austral University, in Argentina.

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Business
  • Krannert EMBA Program (EMBA)
    Tailored for mid-career managers, the two-year Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) cohort program introduces an integrated business curriculum stressing the development of analytical skills. Courses have an applied, policy-making orientation and make extensive use of cases and experiential materials. The EMBA includes five, two-week residencies on the Purdue campus and a two-week international residency.
  • International Master in Management (IMM)
    Similar in structure to the EMBA, the International Masters in Management (IMM) program is designed to prepare mid-career managers in international corporations to handle increasingly-complex organizations, accelerated by technological change. Five, two-week residences are held on location with each of four partner schools; the sixth residency is an international trip.
  • Master of Science in Finance
    This ten month on campus experience lets you tailor your master’s experience to fit your hopes and dreams. Working in a team-based environment, you’ll study alongside top students from across the United States and from other nations such as France, China, Brazil, India and Thailand.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP)
    The Global Entrepreneurship Program(GEP) is a worldwide, yearlong course of study beginning in August. This extraordinarily international opportunity is provided by the partnership developed this year by Purdue University, EMLYON Business School, and Zhejiang University. Through our global partnership, the GEP program is conducted at all three campuses. GEP students begin their studies in the fall semester at EMYLON Business School in Lyon, France. Students then travel to Zhejiang University in Hangzhao, China for the spring semester. Students complete the program at Purdue University during the summer semester, and graduate with a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Global Entrepreneurship from Purdue University.
  • Weekend Master in Business Administration
    The newly launched every other alternating Friday and Saturday format, offering a refreshed curriculum and international business trip, is a 21-month alternating weekend program which allows students to receive onsite, in-class instruction from experienced professors committed to developing business leaders.
  • Agricultural Economics MS/MBA
    A dual-degree program focusing on the unique management challenges of food and agribusiness firms. Graduates of this program may earn a dual Purdue University Master of Science (MS)-Indiana University Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a single MS degree. Delivered mostly online, participants begin the program each August as a single group (cohort) and progress through the coursework together. Students can complete the MS alone in 21 months or the MS-MBA in 27 months. Both degrees require five, one-week residency sessions, two at Indiana University, two at Purdue University and a final residency at an international partner school, Austral University, in Argentina.
  • Master of Science in Accounting MS(A)
    Our Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to help you achieve fulfillment in your career, wherever your dream job may lead you. Our 10-month on campus, intensive program is specially designed to enable you to tailor your master’s experience to fit your career goals. Whether you want to pursue a career in public accounting, consulting, or within industry, the flexibility we offer allows you to get the graduate-level educational experience you need to be successful. Pair this with the ability to pursue CMA certification throughout your studies and readiness to take the CPA exam immediately upon graduation, and you’ll appreciate the significant value in this one year master’s program.
  • Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
    The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) builds upon Purdue’s core strength in operations, supply chain management, and business analytics to provide skills that will well position you for a career in managing global supply chains. The program is conducted on campus in collaboration with Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), Indian Institute of Management Udaipur in India, and Tianjin University in China to offer students first-rate education in a truly global setting.
  • MBA for STEM Professionals New
    The Purdue One-Year MBA for STEM professionals is designed to help talented individuals with technical backgrounds transition into management and leadership roles in technology centered organizations. The program offers a rigorous business core curriculum, communication and leadership training, and experiential learning.

Communication
  • Master of Science in Communication (Online)
    This completely online program is designed to help you gain an enhanced understanding of strategic communication across multiple industries from not-for-profit and governmental agencies, to fundraising and investor relations. Thanks to a solid grounding in quantitative and qualitative methodologies in communication research the courses guide organizational decision-making and strategy. This program is also cutting-edge, leveraging social media and other emerging communication technologies to advance organizational goals in multiple disciplines.

Economics
  • NEW Master of Science in Economics
    Purdue University offers an innovative online Master’s Degree in Economics designed for individuals with strong analytical backgrounds, such as individuals with undergraduate majors in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The MS Degree in Economics at Purdue is a 30-credit-hour program that spans two academic years. The part-time, online program combines a first-year common core set of courses in Economic theory and Econometrics with a set of second-year courses that provide a concentration in either Applied Economics/Business or in Advanced Economic Theory.  Depending on the concentration chosen, the program provides decision-making skills helpful in managerial and policy making positions (Applied Economics/Business) or prepares students for entry into PhD programs in Economics (Advanced Theory).

Education
  • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
    This program trains you to design, evaluate, and implement the most effective instruction method to help individuals successfully learn, whether they are studying at school, learning to operate equipment at their job, or becoming acquainted with new technology and systems. This program is totally online to meet the needs of those that cannot come to campus.
  • Master of Science in Special Education
    The Master of Science in Special Education program equips teaching professionals with the fundamental skills, knowledge and competencies needed to meet the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings. The program is aimed at developing advanced skills and knowledge of current research in special education and demonstration of the ability to engage in reflective inquiry. The program has a focus on the evidence-based strategies as well as technologies in special education, including assistive, instructional, communication, and behavioral. The access to evidence-based practices and technology can provide meaningful learning experiences to develop problem solving and higher order thinking skills and to function in the world beyond the classroom.

Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
    The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) gives you the skills and knowledge it takes to efficiently and effectively manage complex projects and lead diverse teams in the workplace. As a student seeking the MSE degree, you will have no preset plan of study. Instead, you will work with your faculty advisory committee to develop a plan of study that fits your overall goals. In addition, we can work with you to define an area of specialization within the online MSE, tailored to meet your specific goals and align with your company's strategic mission. Specializations include: Biomedical Engineering, Computational Engineering, Engineering Management and Leadership, Integrated Vehicle Systems Engineering and more.
  • Dual Master of Science in Engineering-Master of Business Administration (MSE-MBA) or Master of Science-Master of Business Administration (MS-MBA)
    Combining expertise in both the technical and managerial aspects of the engineering field is increasingly central to helping corporations remain competitive in a high-tech global economy. Two highly-ranked programs have joined forces to offer you quality advanced degrees: the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or Master of Science (MS) from Purdue University's College of Engineering and the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The dual online MSE-MBA program is designed in three parts with courses in: technical/engineering, a bridge between technical and business, and business/management.
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAAE)
    The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers online master's-level engineering courses designed for working professional engineers, providing you the opportunity to earn a non-thesis online Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAAE) degree. Courses are available in these areas: aerodynamics, aerospace systems, dynamics and control, propulsion, structures and materials, and mathematics. Graduates of this renowned engineering program will gain the knowledge and expertise it takes to affect the ongoing development and refinement of the world's aviation, defense, and space exploration systems.
  • NEW Master of Science in Computer Science
    Purdue's College of Science offers online master's-level computer science courses, providing working professionals an opportunity to earn non-thesis online MS in CS via distance learning. This Master's program is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering. An online MS in CS from Purdue University, the nation's first Computer Science department, provides the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to keep pace with rapid changes in technology and to assume leadership positions in development and deployment of software solutions. Included among the offerings are courses in system software, computational methods and algorithms, computer security and cryptography, data mining, information retrieval, machine learning, and parallel and distributed systems.
  • Master of Science in Electrical Computer Engineering (MSECE)
    With a mission to advance engineering and society through the discovery of fundamental knowledge, solve current technological problems and develop new applications, the online Master of Science in Electrical Computer Engineering (MSECE) provides engineers with an opportunity to lead the technology revolution. MSECE students choose courses from the following areas: automatic controls; Communications, networking, signal and image processing; energy sources and systems; fields and optics; microelectronics and nanotechnology; and VLSI and circuit design.
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
    As an online master's degree student in industrial engineering at Purdue, you'll engage with world-class faculty in a consistently top-ranked Master of Science in industrial engineering (MSIE) program. You will join the ranks of industry's most successful, innovative leaders. And you will gain the knowledge and expertise it takes to enhance work environments and improve systems, processes and productivity at companies worldwide.
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
    An online Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering (MSME) from Purdue links you to virtually every technology arena. Our MSME curriculum provides the foundation for you to develop innovative products, solutions and systems for many of today's fastest growing industries. As an online MSME student, you will have access to our world-renowned faculty who routinely conduct interdisciplinary studies in nanotechnology and other cutting-edge specialties as part of this consistently top 10-ranked mechanical engineering master's program.

Pharmacy
  • Master of Science, Regulatory and Quality Compliance Concentration
    This master's degree program provides pharmaceutical professionals with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the organization and operation of major departments in pharmaceutical company, as well as ways of dealing with regulatory and compliance issues. This program is delivered in the hybrid weekend/distance format designed to provide networking opportunities, but with a schedule that fits a working professional. The face to face portion are taught both here on the West Lafayette Campus or in Greyslake, Illinois.

Technology
  • Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Management
    The Master of Science in technology with aviation leadership concentration provides technical skills needed for effective leadership in the aviation industry. Special emphasis is given to safety and problem prevention needed in aviation. The classes will be offered with a flexible plan allowing the student to complete the Master of Science (MS) degree in five to six semesters. This is a 100 percent online distance education program. A 12 credit hour certificate in aviation systems is also available.
  • Information Technology Project Management, Master of Science
    This program is designed specifically to help you learn the tools and techniques applicable throughout all phases of the project life cycle. Material covered is based on the body of knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The 34- hour program is 100 percent online and designed to prepare you to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Courses are in an eight week/course format which increases program flexibility.
  • Industrial Distribution, Master of Science
    This flexible program consists of four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring) with three on-campus weekends each semester and ongoing faculty contact through distance-learning tools. That means you can complete your degree in just 22 months while balancing your professional and personal commitments.
  • Leadership, Master of Science
    The Master of Science with leadership specialization is designed specifically to help you build the necessary leadership skills for today's challenging business environment, and provide you with the edge needed for moving forward in your career. This unique plan of study provides a problem solving foundation coupled with leadership training in areas of teaming, interpersonal skills, organizational dynamics and human capital management. This program is delivered in the hybrid weekend/distance format designed to provide networking opportunities, but with a schedule that fits a working professional.
  • Masters of Science in Industrial Technology – Specialization in Biometrics
    A new 100% distance MS program in Biometrics will be offered starting in the Fall 2013 semester. The focus of the program is to provide working professionals with the knowledge required to succeed and advance in the identity management and biometrics field. Not only will you participate in a unique blend of courses in biometric techniques and systems, but you will also gain the skills in engineering, statistical, and project management to help you be an effective leader in the field.
  • Master of Science in Technology
    The Master of Science (MS) in Technology develops leadership skills within a technical environment. The 33 credit hour program provides the technical statistical tools for decision-making in today's world, and focuses on developing analytic and problem solving skills. An understanding and application of the latest technology in industry is integrated into the program. Students customize their experience by selecting a topic relevant to their career interest and completing an applied research project. This program is delivered in the hybrid weekend/distance format designed to provide networking opportunities, but with a schedule that fits a working professional.