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Botany and Plant Pathology

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 Botany and Plant Pathology.  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.

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

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen April 15* December 15 April 15
International April 15* September 15 February 15

* Applications completed by December 15th will be considered for fellowships and awards

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To: Web Sites of Interest
Name: Tyson McFall
Phone: (765) 494-0352
E-mail: tjmcfall@purdue.edu
Botany and Plant Pathology
Purdue University
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
USA

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:

  • Transcripts - official transcripts from the Registrar of each institution attended (both original language and English translation). If you have received a degree, a copy of the diploma must be included. If you have not yet graduated and received your diploma, a Provisional Certificate from your Registrar must give the expected month/year of graduation. Botany and Plant Pathology will NOT accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes. You must provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the time of application.
  • GRE Test - official scores from ETS, no photocopies. We do not have minimum GRE requirements. Click the link for submission codes.
  • English Proficiency - for applicants whose native language is not English, official scores only, no photocopies. Purdue does have minimum scores that must be met before you will be considered for admission. Click the link for submission codes and minimum scores.
  • Recommendation letters - letters may be submitted online through the application or by hardcopy through the mail.
  • Statement of Purpose - may be submitted online through the application.
  • Resume - may be submitted online through the application

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

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 

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 

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 

Other Information:

  • Bachelor's level students are normally considered for admission into the Master's program; however, bachelor's level students with exceptionally strong undergraduate records may apply for and be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. degree program
  • Current Purdue Botany and Plant Pathology master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in our graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
  • 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.