Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • MS in Dietetics (MSD) (See Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • 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)
    • The graduate program in Nutrition Science is temporarily waiving the department GRE requirement. If you have taken the GRE, submitting your scores is optional. No minimum score is required to apply.
  • Resume
  • Diversity Essay
    • A diversity essay that describes your leadership, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education, and how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence.

English Proficiency Requirements

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 1 No Entry No Entry
  • MS in Dietetics
    Fall Spring Summer
    November 1 No Entry No Entry

Program Contact Information

Purdue West Lafayette campus