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Purdue University

Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Consumer behavior
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family and consumer economics
Master of Science (MS) Family and consumer economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Consumer behavior

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 GMAT or GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile)
Thesis Required
Oral presentation, final examination
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral presentation, final examination

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
14
Accepted
7
Enrolled
50%

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 February 15th February 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT or GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.25 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
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

21
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.52%
Black or African American 4.76%
White or Caucasian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 9.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 9.52%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Family financial resources, retail management and patronage, chemical analysis of textile dyes and finishes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Richard Ghiselli
Interim Head of the Graduate Program
Email: ghiselli@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-2683