The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree


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)
    • Applicants are reviewed holistically. The GRE is one of many components considered during the review process and 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 Special Cases Only Special Cases Only

Program Contact Information

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

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