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Forestry and Natural Resources

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 Forestry and Natural Resources.  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

January 15

September 15

No Entry
International January 15 September 15 No Entry

 

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
 
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Graduate Office
Phone: (765) 494-3572
Fax: (765) 494-9461
E-mail: FNR.Gradinfo@purdue.edu
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University
715 West State Street
West Lafayette IN 47907-2061
USA

 

Completing the Application Section:

  • Letters of Recommendation: The department accepts letters of recommendation in either paper or electronic versions.  For recommendations being sent using a paper recommendation form, any letter attached to the form must be on official letterhead and the following recommendation form should be used: Recommendation Form
  • 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 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: 
       
    3.2 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Minimum Score Required: Verbal ≥ 50th percentile; Quantitative ≥ 50th percentile; Analytical Writing = 4.0 or greater

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.2 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Minimum Score Required: Verbal ≥ 50th percentile; Quantitative ≥ 50th percentil; Analytical Writing = 4.0 or greater
  • 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

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.2 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Minimum Score Required: Verbal ≥ 50th percentile; Quantitative ≥ 50th percentil; Analytical Writing = 4.0 or greater

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.2 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Minimum Score Required: Verbal ≥ 50th percentile; Quantitative ≥ 50th percentil; Analytical Writing = 4.0 or greater
  • 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 
  • Deadline for applications: 
      
    Fall: January 15
       Spring: September 15 

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.