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Animal 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 Animal 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:

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

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen May 1 October 1 March 1
International* April 1 August 1 January 1

*It is advised that all international applicants submit their applications 6 months prior to the month of entry.

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
Name: Marlene Miller
Phone: (765) 494-4863
E-mail: marlenem@purdue.edu
Graduate Studies Office
Department of Animal Sciences
Purdue University
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
USA

Completing the application:

  • Score reports from tests taken more than two years prior to date application is received by the Graduate School are not acceptable.
  • In the "Subject Area" and "Professor Specified" sections of the application, please list your choices in rank order.
  • Domestic students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater may be considered for admission without GRE scores at the discretion of the Chair of the Graduate Program.
  • Students whose native language is not English with a TOEFL score less than 575 are required to enroll in ESL (English as a Second Language) Writing Comprehension in the first semester of graduate study. Successful completion of this course is required by the Department of Animal Sciences.
  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:  3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):  Required -- no minimum score has been set 

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required -- no minimum score set 
  • 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

 

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
       
    Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- no minimum score set 

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
        Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- no minimum score set 
  • 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

 

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.