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Biochemistry

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 Biochemistry.  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 on or before the deadlines listed below. 

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen

Completion of application procedures by December 1 is strongly recommended, and applications received after this date may not be considered.

Special Cases Only

None Offered
International Completion of application procedures by December 1 is strongly recommended, and applications received after this date may not be considered. Special Cases Only None Offered

 

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: Graduate Affairs Office
Phone: (765) 494-1612
E-mail: biochemistry-admissions@purdue.edu
Department of Biochemistry
Purdue University
175 South University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2063
USA
Graduate Program Website

 

We only recruit students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Please view our How to Apply page for additional requirements beyond these basics.

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.

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
       
    Not Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
      
     GRE scores must be submitted with your application. Although there is no minimum score required for admission, your performance on the GRE will be an important component in the evaluation of your application.

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Master's Degree Completion:
       
    Not Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    GRE scores must be submitted with your application. Although there is no minimum score required for admission, your performance on the GRE will be an important component in the evaluation of your application.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
       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 

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.