The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Nutrition

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose (This section may be up to 1500 words, despite the 500 word limit stated in the application) 
    • Please Include:
      • Your reasons for seeking an MS or PhD degree in nutrition
      • Why you want to come to Purdue
      • Which of the four training groups interest you most; you may select more than one (Biochemical and Molecular; Human and Clinical; Animal Health, Growth, and Development; Population Nutrition and Health Promotion)
      • The potential research projects/faculty mentors in the INP program that you might like to work with
      • A brief description of your experience in research, if any
      • Additional information that would not otherwise be obvious in your application
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Due to COVID-19, the graduate program in Nutrition Science will temporarily waive the department GRE requirement for Fall 2021 applicants. If you have taken the GRE, we encourage you to submit your scores. No minimum score is required to apply.
  • 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:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 15 No Entry No Entry

Program Contact Information


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