24 months
28794 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
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The Department of Nutrition Science is the starting point for developing future nutrition scientists and professionals who are prepared to work in a diverse world. The Nutrition Science programme is offered at the Purdue University.


Key facts:

  • The Nutrition Science programme is offered at the Purdue University.
  • Over the years we've come to understand that diet can have a strong impact on the health and well being of humans and animals. Research on nutrition and health integrates information from many disciplines: biochemistry, physiology, psychology, food science, genetics, and cell biology are at the heart of our understanding of nutrition and its application.
  • The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP) is an interdisciplinary training program for students interested in the study of nutrition science. Faculty from several departments provide a wide range of expertise and training opportunities. Students interested in participating in INP apply to the Purdue West Lafayette (PWL) - Nutrition graduate program. Admitted students train under an INP faculty mentor to earn either a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree. Students learn a variety of approaches to address important nutrition issues. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chromatin Regulation Gene Expression
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Food Processing & Technology
  • Interdepartmental Food Science 
  • Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
  • Membrane Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose (This section may be up to 1500 words, despite the 500 word limit stated in the application) 
    • Please Include:
      • Your reasons for seeking an MS or PhD degree in nutrition
      • Why you want to come to Purdue
      • Which of the four training groups interest you most; you may select more than one (Biochemical and Molecular; Human and Clinical; Animal Health, Growth, and Development; Population Nutrition and Health Promotion)
      • The potential research projects/faculty mentors in the INP program that you might like to work with
      • A brief description of your experience in research, if any
      • Additional information that would not otherwise be obvious in your application
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • The graduate program in Nutrition Science is temporarily waiving the department GRE requirement for Fall 2022 applicants. If you have taken the GRE, submitting your scores is optional. No minimum score is required to apply.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4996 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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