Graduate Studies


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.

Prospective Graduate Students
Current Graduate Students

Lilly Hall, Room 1-120
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2054
phone 765 494-8142


grad expoThe Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition

The Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition provides students with comprehensive information regarding graduate education in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Technology and other Science-related disciplines. Students from all institutions of higher education are encouraged to attend, and travel scholarships are available!