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Graduate Student Handbook


 Graduate Student Handbook


The Graduate Handbook, which is updated yearly, for distribution to graduate students and faculty, includes the following information, and also time tables and checklists for M.S. and Ph.D. students. (For the complete Graduate Handbook, click here.)
General Information:

  • M.S. and Ph.D. student checklists
  • Role of Graduate Coordinator
  • Duties of graduate student - - Workload, Performance requirements, Research expectations
  • Guidelines from Graduate School at Purdue
  • Policy on cheating, academic dishonesty and plagiarism
  • Student appeal or grievance procedures
  • Offices to assist graduate students
  • Assistantships
  • Travel to scientific meetings
  • Libraries
  • Food Science organizations
  • Student health
  • Miscellaneous department policies important to graduate students


  • Written English proficiency requirements
  • Registering for classes
  • Plan of study
  • Interdisciplinary programs
  • Non-thesis M.S. degree
  • Annual reports
  • Internships
  • By-passing the M.S. degree
  • Ph.D. student teaching
  • Ph.D. preliminary examination
  • Research in absentia
  • M.S. or Ph.D. final examination
  • Procedural requirements to complete a thesis

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