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Purdue University

Department of Nutrition Science

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Human and clinical nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Public health and education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal health
Master of Science (MS) Biochemical and molecular nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biochemical and molecular nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Animal health
Master of Science (MS) Growth and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public health and education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human and clinical nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Growth and development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 6

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 scores in verbal and quantitative areas of 1000 or 300 on new scoring)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores in verbal and quantitative areas of 1000 or 300 on new scoring)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

66
Applied
22
Accepted
13
Enrolled
33%

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 10th January 10th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores in verbal and quantitative areas of 1000 or 300 on new scoring)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores in verbal and quantitative areas of 1000 or 300 on new scoring)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 6.12%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.04%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nutrient requirements, nutrient metabolism, nutrition and disease prevention
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Michele R. Forman
Head
Email: mforman@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-9921