Graduate Co-op Program

The Graduate co-op Program is a Cooperative Education program in which students receive a degree based on their chosen discipline and a Cooperative Education certificate, upon completion of work experience related to their field of study. By providing a work-integrated learning program, the students who graduate from this program will not only meet all of the degree requirements, but will also have significant graduate-level industry experience within a profession of their choice.


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  • Students must be admitted to the graduate program at Purdue University under the current regulations for admitting students in their chosen discipline.
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while participating in the program.
  • Students must satisfy all course and degree requirements for the program in their chosen discipline, which include required math and seminar courses and typically 30 total credit hours. The 30 credit hours are to be completed in three years or less.


A significant salary is paid for all assignments, and students can earn up to 100% of a bachelor's starting salary.


Students must register for a zero-credit course during each work session (there is no fee to do this). This course categorizes students to a full-time academic status and guarantees that this program is transcripted. Normal tuition and fees are charged only when students conduct academic terms on campus.