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Curriculum

What courses are available?

The ESE program is flexible in terms of making sure students meet basic requirements for breadth across disciplines, yet allowing room for selecting courses that best meet the student's needs. Courses are selected from several core course areas. A current list of courses can be downloaded here (excel). ( Please note that this excel file will be undergoing revisions. Use only as a guide. ) Additional courses are added to the list as they become available and are approved by the ESE Curriculum Committee. Course selection is determined primarily by the student in concert with their major professor and graduate committee.

What are the course requirements?

What's the expected timeline to degree?

  • PhD Timeline (PDF)
  • MS Timeline (PDF)
  • MS non-thesis Timeline (PDF

How are the Theme Areas and Core Course Areas different?

The Theme Areas provide a broad conceptual context for the ESE program, and allow faculty from diverse programs at Purdue to participate, whereas the Core Course areas contain many focus areas enabling flexibility in plan of study for the student while ensuring breadth of interdisciplinary training for both MS and PhD degrees.