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Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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 and deadlines for admission to graduate degree study in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. 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 uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • Transcripts
  • GRE Test
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters - online submission recommended and preferred
  • Statement of Purpose - online submission required; In addition to describing your research interest and research training in your statement of purpose, please also describe in detail 1) Why you are applying to Purdue University; 2) What factors are most important to you in choosing a graduate school program; and 3) What factors are most important to your professional growth and success.

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

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen December 15 Priority No Entry No Entry
International December 15 Priority No Entry No Entry


Contact Information Mailing Address
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Name: Sandy May
Phone: 765-494-7054
E-mail: smmay@purdue.edu

Purdue University
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Graduate Office Room 1021
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032

Please note there is no master's degree option for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences.

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Target GRE verbal is approximately 550 and higher; 156 and higher on revised GRE
    Target GRE quantitative is approximately 700 and higher; 155 and higher on revised GRE

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Target GRE verbal is approximately 550 and higher; 156 and higher on revised GRE
    Target GRE quantitative is approximately 700 and higher; 155 and higher on revised GRE
  • 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

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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