Application Process

Purdue University requires that all graduate applications be submitted online to The Graduate School – Purdue University by the due date for the graduate program you are interested in. The application due date for the Purdue West Lafayette (PWL) - Nutrition graduate program (MS and PhD) is December 15. Please apply early so that all of your supporting materials arrive prior to the review date.

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Admissions Requirements

The admissions requirements for the Purdue West Lafayette (PWL) - Nutrition graduate programs (MS and PhD) are found here:

Purdue West Lafayette (PWL) - Nutrition Graduate Program Requirements

As part of the review process we look for coursework taken at the undergraduate level that best prepares students for graduate curriculum required for student in the Purdue West Lafayette (PWL) - Nutrition Graduate Program. We looks specifically for:

  • a year of general chemistry,
  • a semester of organic chemistry,
  • a semester of biochemistry,
  • an organ-level physiology course,
  • a basic nutrition course.

If you do not have these requirements and are interested in applying, please contact us.  Although we encourage you to complete these prerequisites prior to admission, we are happy to work with you in this effort.

As part of the review process we have a “day on campus” for select applicants. This year the visit day is on Thursday and Friday, February 6-7.  Please hold this date.

Department of Nutrition Science, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059(765) 494-8228, Fax: (765) 494-0674

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