Application Process

Purdue University requires that all graduate applications be submitted online to The Graduate School 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 1, 2022 for Fall 2023 admission. Please apply early so that all of your supporting materials arrive prior to the review date. We review applications in January and make admission decisions by the end of February. Waitlisted students can expect an admission decision by the end of April.

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Admissions Requirements

Due to COVID-19, the graduate program in Nutrition Science will temporarily waive the department GRE requirement for Fall 2023 applicants. If you have taken the GRE, we encourage you to submit your scores. No minimum score is required to apply.

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 look 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” event for top tier applicants to learn more about our program. A date for the event has not yet been determined for 2022.

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

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