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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biological Sciences (Graduate)


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Website URL:

https://www.bio.purdue.edu/Academic/graduate/index.html

Department/School Head:

Richard J. Kuhn

Admission Requirements:

Thesis-Master Degree Program

Domestic Applicant Requirements - Thesis-Master Degree:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required – minimum Analytical Writing score of 3.5

International Applicant Requirements - Thesis-Master Degree:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required – minimum Analytical Writing score of 4.5
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 107
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 22
    Listening: 22
    Speaking: 26
    Writing: 24
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 7.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 73 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers
    Not required

Doctoral Degree Program

Domestic & International Requirements - Ph.D.

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required – minimum Analytical Writing score of 3.5
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 16
    Speaking: 22
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers
    Not required

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

  • Graduate study in Biological Sciences at Purdue University is multi-disciplinary, offering a wide variety of choices for doctorate and master’s degrees.

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

  • 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.

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:

Professor

Anderson, John N.
Bolin, Jeffrey T.
Bridges, C. David
Cramer, William A.
Csonka, Leslie, N.
Fekete, Donna M.
Fernandez-Juricic, Esteban,
Gelvin, Stanton B.
Gribskov, Michael,
Hollenbeck, Peter J.
Kihara, Daisuke,
Konieczny, Stephen F.
Kuhn, Richard J.
Levy, Morris
Lucas, Jeffrey R.
McCann, Maureen, Caroline
Mesecar, Andrew, David
Minchella, Dennis J.
Pak, William L.
Rabenold, Kerry N.
Ready, Donald F.
Rossmann, Michael G.
Sahley, Christie L.
Sherman, Louis A.
Staiger, Chris J.
Stauffacher, Cynthia V.
Taparowsky, Elizabeth J.
Zhou, Daoguo

Associate Professor

Aguilar, Ruben, Claudio
Bartlett, Edward, L.
Camarillo, Ignacio, G.
Chang, Henry, C.
Friedman, Alan M.
Iten, Laurie E.
Jiang, Wen,
Leung, Yuk Fai
Lou, Zhao-Qing,
Pelaez, Nancy, j.
Sanders, David A.
Suter, Daniel M.

Assistant Professor

Bernal, Ximena, E.
Christie, Mark, R
Chubykin, Alexander, A.
Deng, Qing,
Emery, Nancy, C.
Gardner, Stephanie, M.
Karcher, Susan J.
Kasinski, Andrea, L.
Lanman, Jason, K
Mattoo, Seema,
Noinaj, Nicholas,
Searle, Catherine, L

Emeritus Faculty

Joseph Altman
Arthur Arnson
Timothy Baker
Anna Berkovitz
Alfred J. Chiscon
Martha Chiscon
Frederick Crane
Richard Dilley
Michael Forman
Robert Hurst
Allan Konopka
Mark Levinthal
Sanford Ostroy
Samuel Postlethwait
William Ray
Kenneth Robinson
Irwin Tessman
Joseph Vanable
Jacob Wiebers

Research Faculty

Andrey Fokin
Judy Hallett
Joyce Jose
Lan-Ying Lee
Erica Zbornik

Programs

    DoctoralMaster’s

    Courses

      Biological Sciences

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