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Purdue University

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

West Lafayette , IN

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Purdue University

Overview

Purdue University / Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) Natural resources social science
Master of Science (MS) Forest biology
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife science
Master of Science (MS) Quantitative ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wildlife science
Master of Science (MS) Fisheries and aquatic sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Fisheries and aquatic sciences
Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) Quantitative ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Natural resource social science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wood products and wood products manufacturing
Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) Wildlife science
Master of Science (MS) Natural resource social science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Forest biology
Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) Fisheries and aquatic sciences
Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) Wood products and wood products manufacturing
Master of Science (MS) Wood products and wood products manufacturing
Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) Forest biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 11

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 50th percentile; quantitative 50th percentile; analytical writing 4.0)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score: verbal 50th percentile; quantitative 50th percentile; analytical writing 4.0)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

51
Applied
14
Accepted
14
Enrolled
27%

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 January 5th January 15th No
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score: verbal 50th percentile; quantitative 50th percentile; analytical writing 4.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score: verbal 50th percentile; quantitative 50th percentile; analytical writing 4.0)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.35%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.17%
Asian 1.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.59%
Two or more races 6.35%
Unknown 3.17%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 1
Male (21)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Wildlife management, forest management, forest ecology, forest soils, limnology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Robert G. Wagner
Head of the Graduate Program
Email: rgwagner@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-3590

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