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Comparative Pathobiology

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 Comparative Pathobiology.  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 August 1 December 1 May 1
International June 1 October 1 March 1

 

Spring admission only occurs in exceptional circumstances.

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.)
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Name: Barbara White
Phone: (765) 494-7542 
E-mail: whiteb@purdue.edu

Purdue University
Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Veterinary Pathology Building
725 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027
USA

 

Completing the Application Section:

  • Both domestic and international applicants must submit official transcripts.
  • International applicants must submit official translation of transcripts from universities where the native language is not English.
  • International applicants must submit a true certified copy of diploma showing degree awarded.

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

Please Note: This is not an application for admission to our DVM program. If you are interested in applying for admission to the DVM program, please e-mail: admissions@vet.purdue.edu or contact the Student Services Office at 765-494-7893.

If you are interested in applying for a clinical pathology or anatomic pathology residency program you should apply to the non-thesis Master's/residency program for the appropriate area through the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       Required -- Combined score of 300 for verbal and quantitative sections plus 3.0 analytical writing score for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test: 
       Not required, Biology recommended.

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required -- Combined score of 300 for verbal and quantitative sections plus 3.0 analytical writing score for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test: 
       Not required, Biology recommended.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 575
       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 for unconditional admission.
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
       
    Not required. 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- Combined score of 300 for verbal and quantitative sections plus 3.0 analytical writing score for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test: 
       Not required, Biology recommended.

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
        Not required. 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- Combined score of 300 for verbal and quantitative sections plus 3.0 analytical writing score for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test: 
       Not required, Biology recommended.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 575
       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.