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Purdue University

Department of Biological Sciences

West Lafayette, IN

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Purdue University

Overview

Purdue University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in West Lafayette, IN.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neurobiology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology, evolutionary and population biology Population biology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology, evolutionary and population biology Evolutionary biology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology, evolutionary and population biology Ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Genetics
Master of Science (MS) Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and developmental biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology, evolutionary and population biology Population biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology, evolutionary and population biology Evolutionary biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology, evolutionary and population biology Ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biophysics
Master of Science (MS) Neurobiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum analytical writing score of 3.5)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum analytical writing score of 3.5)
Thesis Required
Seminars, teaching experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

165
Applied
19
Accepted
15
Enrolled
12%

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 December 7th December 7th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum analytical writing score of 3.5)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum analytical writing score of 3.5)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15

Student Body

121
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.44%
Black or African American 0.83%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.83%
Unknown 0.83%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

45
Total faculty
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 3
Male (32)
Female (13)

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Stephen Konieczny
Head
Email: sfk@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-4407