Graduate study in Biological Sciences at Purdue University is multi-disciplinary, offering a wide variety of choices for doctorate and masters degrees. Major research groups exist in the fields of Development and Disease, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular Biosciences. Areas of research include biology education research; cancer biology; developmental neurobiology; cell biology; ecology and conservation biology; genetics, genomics and computational biology; microbiology; molecular pathogenesis; physiology and behavior; plant biology and bioenergy; structural biology and biophysics. A major advisor may be selected in any of these areas. In addition, several interdisciplinary programs also are available in conjunction with other departments and divisions within the University. We therefore welcome applicants from different disciplines such as chemistry, physics and related fields as well as students from traditional biological backgrounds.
Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.