Purdue University

College of Agriculture



Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

There has never been a more exciting time to launch a career in the life sciences. The completion of genome sequences and the development of powerful new technologies for analyzing genes and the proteins they encode are revolutionizing the life sciences. The potential now exists to answer questions about the function of cells and whole organisms that would have been unimaginable just a few decades ago. In this new era, life scientists can more rapidly translate their discoveries into technologies that will have immediate impact on human health and agricultural productivity. The excitement is not limited to academia. These developments have stimulated tremendous commercial interest at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and there is a growing demand for skilled life scientists. Because so much of the promise lies in deciphering the function of these newly discovered genes, biochemists will be center stage in this new era and are in demand at universities and companies.


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

International students who did not receive their undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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