The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • In addition to describing your research interest and research training in your statement of purpose, please also describe in detail:
      • why you are applying to Purdue University.
      • what factors are most important to you in choosing a graduate school program.
      • what factors are most important to your professional growth and success.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Recommended Scores:
      • Verbal: 156 or higher
      • Quantitative: 155 or higher
  • 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
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TWE (Recommended)

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 15 (Priority) No Entry No Entry

Program Contact Information


  • Name Sandy May
    Phone 765-494-7054
    Email smmay@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Purdue University
    Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
    Graduate Office Room 1021
    206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
    USA

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

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