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Purdue University

Department of Food Science

West Lafayette , IN

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Purdue University

Overview

Purdue University / Department of Food Science is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score Verbal 400, Quantitative 500, Analytical 4.0 old scoring; 146/144/4.0 new scoring)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score Verbal 400, Quantitative 500, Analytical 4.0 old scoring; 146/144/4.0 new scoring)
Thesis Required
Teaching assistantship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

101
Applied
9
Accepted
8
Enrolled
9%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score Verbal 400, Quantitative 500, Analytical 4.0 old scoring; 146/144/4.0 new scoring)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score Verbal 400, Quantitative 500, Analytical 4.0 old scoring; 146/144/4.0 new scoring)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.94%
Black or African American 2.94%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.47%
Unknown 1.47%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (13)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Processing, technology, microbiology, chemistry of foods, carbohydrate chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Brian E. Farkas
Head
Email: bfarkas@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-8256

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