Undergraduate Admission

All students, regardless of major, must apply for admission through the Office of Admissions. Many factors contribute to Purdue's admission process. For specific admissions criteria, use the following links:

 High school students are encouraged to apply early in their senior year. All Purdue applicants are encouraged to apply online, which offers several advantages:

  • online status check to ensure your application is complete or to review missing information

  • online decision status after admission decision has been made

  • integrity of information (the information you provide does not have to be re-entered)

Graduate Admission

Food Science Graduate Program (MS, PhD, and Direct PhD) admission process is handled by the Food Science Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Mitzi Barnett. She will guide you through the application process as you apply through the Purdue University Graduate School. For more information, use the following links:



Fellowships offered by the Department of Food Science which require a letter of intent:



For other fellowships offered through the Graduate School, visit their website Funding Financial Information.