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Biological Sciences

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Biological Sciences. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the "Completing the Application" section of this page:

  • Transcripts - Biological Sciences will accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes.  You will only need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the request of Biological Sciences or if you are recommended for admission.
  • GRE Test (General: Verbal, Analytical, Quantitative)
  • English Proficiency
  • Three (3) Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose (one page)

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:


Fall Spring Summer
U.S. residents and
other applicants in the U.S
August 15 December 15 May 15
Applicants outside the U.S. May 15 September 15 Not Accepted

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
(In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest

Phone: (219) 989-2404

Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th St., Gyte 298
Hammond, IN 46323

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    Not specified, contact Dr. Evert Ting, Graduate Coordinator [ting@purduecal.edu]
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Not specified, contact Dr. Evert Ting, Graduate Coordinator [ting@purduecal.edu]

International Applicant Requirements:

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.