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Consumer Science

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 Consumer Science.  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 February 15 (deadline for receipt of completed applications for priority consideration for financial support)
May 1 (final deadline for receipt of completed applications)
Only a limited number of admissions will be granted to applicants whose application is completed after February 15.
No Entry No Entry
International February 15 (deadline for receipt of completed applications for priority consideration for financial support)
May 1 (final deadline for receipt of completed applications)
Only a limited number of admissions will be granted to applicants whose application is completed after February 15.
No Entry No Entry

 

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.

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: Jeannie Navarre
Phone: (765) 494-8356 
E-mail: jnavarre@purdue.edu
Department of Consumer Science
Purdue University
MTHW, 812 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2060
USA

 

Completing the Application:

Recommendation Letters should be submitted electronically only.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
       

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 
  • 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: 16
       Speaking: 22
       Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, minimum score of 7.0.
  • 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 3.25 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 
      

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
        Required, with a grade point average of 3.25 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 
  • 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: 16
       Speaking: 22
       Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, minimum score of 7.0.
  • 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.