The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Biochemistry

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Graduate Certificate

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Your personal statement should address the following:
      • Motivation for pursuing graduate studies and future career plans;
      • Prior research experience;
      • Scientific interest(s);
      • Specific research interests at Purdue Biochemistry.
  • Diversity Essay
    • Your diversity essay should describe your background, views, and experiences
      that will contribute to the diversity of our graduate student body. This could include family
      or cultural experiences, work or community efforts, and/or socioeconomic factors.
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 100
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 7.0
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.5
        • Speaking: 6.5
        • Writing: 6.0

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 1 Special Cases Only No Entry PhD
    March 1 Special Cases Only No Entry Graduate Certificate

Program Contact Information


Additional Information


  • 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.
  • Completion of application procedures by the application deadline is strongly recommended, and applications received after this date may not be considered.
  • The Department of Biochemistry no longer requires a GRE score for admission.

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