Purdue University

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences


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:

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program (PULSe) provides opportunities for an interdisciplinary graduate experience in basic life sciences for Ph.D. students. PULSe offers students a diverse range of research opportunities in the basic life sciences. These research areas include: Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Chromatin and Regulation of Gene Expression, Integrative Neuroscience, Membrane Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, Molecular Signaling and Cancer Biology, Molecular Virology, and Plant Biology. For general information about our program, please feel free to visit our website. PULSe students receive a stipend and a full tuition waiver, along with university subsidized health insurance.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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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