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Graduate Programs

Programs of graduate study are administered through the individual academic units within the College of Science. This includes interdisciplinary programs.

Students interested in applying for admissions should communicate with the program they wish for.

Biological Sciences M.S., Ph.D.

Graduate study in Biological Sciences at Purdue is multidisciplinary, offering a wide variety of choices for doctorate and master's degrees. These diverse research areas include cancer biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cell biology, ecology and conservation biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biosciences, plant biology, structural biology, biophysics and bioinformatics. This vibrant graduate program will prepare you for today's challenging academic, industry and federal job markets. 


Biological Sciences graduate programs 

Research Programs

Chemistry M.S., Ph.D.

The Chemistry program provides an environment to develop the skills to become a leader in scientific research and education, capable of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry and related disciplines. Research areas include analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The Graduate Program in Chemistry currently has more than 300 graduate students enrolled with 95 percent pursuing Ph.D. degree.

Chemistry graduate programs

Research Programs

Computer Science M.S., Ph.D.

The Computer Science program is on the cutting edge of research in areas that include bioinformatics and computational biology, computational science and engineering, databases and data mining, distributed systems, graphics and visualization, information security and assurance, machine learning and information retrieval, networking and operating systems, programming languages and compilers, software engineering, and theory of computing and algorithms.

Computer Science graduate programs 

Research Programs

Earth, Atmospheric,and Planetary Sciences M.S., Ph.D.

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) offers graduate research based on multidisciplinary principles from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computer modeling to address some of the most challenging interdisciplinary questions about the past, present, and future state of the Earth system and other planets. Many of the research programs include field work in the United States and abroad. EAPS is well equipped with state-of-the-art computer and laboratory facilities for calculation, visualization and experimentation. Major research institutions,liberal arts colleges, government agaencies and industry now employ former students.

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences graduate programs

Research Programs

Mathematics M.S., Ph.D.

Purdue's graduate Mathematics program has an international reputation as an outstanding center for research, scholarship and mathematical education. Together with visiting researchers, its 65 professors are actively involved in current developments in many major areas of mathematics, including differential and algebraic geomentry, topology, commutative algebra, differential equations, complex and harmonic analysis, number theory, representation theory, mathematical biology, computational finance and applied mathematics.

Mathematics graduate programs

Research Programs

Physics M.S., Ph.D.

Purdue's Department of Physics strives to expose graduate students to the excitement of original research at the forefront of science in a wide variety of physics sub-disciplines and interdisciplinary areas with physics components. The Physics graduate program has a 100-year tradition of transforming its graduate students into first-rate scientists who have originality and expertise in areas relevant to today's world and who are lifelong learners in constantly changing fields of science.

Physics and Astronomy graduate programs

Research Programs

Statistics M.S., Ph.D.

The Department of Statistics at Purdue is a 21st century statistics department that prides itself in education, research and community engagement. The department has a historically strong presence in theoretical, applied and interdisciplinary statistics, with faculty leading the way in cutting-edge research. The education and research programs that make Purdue Statistics strong aim at globally important scientific and societal issues such as cancer, emvironmental issues, financial forecasting, massive data and pattern recognition. In turn, the program provides graduates with the training and experience to obtain exciting jobs in industry and government, academic and nonprofit institutions.

Statistics graduate programs

Research Programs

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Today's complex challenges require multidisciplinary solutions. As a result, the College of Science has partnered with the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs to establish unique learning and research opportunities. Eight interdisciplinary programs have affiliations with programs inside the College of Science: Biomedical Sciences, Computational Life Sciences, Computation Science & Engineering, Ecological Sciences & Engineering, Information Security, Ingestive Behavior, Life Sciences (PULSe) and Nutrition. The application process for an interdisciplinary graduate program may differ from other traditional programs. Please visit the website for additional information and instructions.

Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Research Programs

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