The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Forestry and Natural Resources

Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Dissertation
  • Master of Science (MS) - Thesis
  • Master of Science in Forestry (MSFOR) - Non-Thesis
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Questions
  • Diversity Essay (Required for diversity funding)
  • Correspondence via email with specified FNR faculty prior to submitting the application.
  • Purdue does NOT accept the MyBest TOEFL scores.
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • 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: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5

Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Requirements

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

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 15 September 15 No Entry

Program Contact Information

  • Name Graduate Office
    Phone 765-494-3591
    Fax 765-494-9461
    Web Program Website
    Address Graduate Program Coordinator
    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
    Purdue University
    715 West State Street
    Pfendler Hall, Room G003
    West Lafayette IN 47907-2061

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.
  • 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 PhD degree program.

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