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PULSe (Purdue University Life Science Program) is a highly selective Ph.D. program designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in a life science discipline. Students in the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program (PULSe) have access to: An innovative curriculum. Diverse research opportunities across multiple disciplines. World-class facilities and resources
Closing Date: December 1st
Countries Eligible to Apply: International
Host Country: Indiana
Field of Study: Life Science
Eligibility: PULSe is a Life Sciences graduate program. Thus, we expect that successful applicants have the necessary background in mathematics, biology, and chemistry including organic chemistry and ideally biochemistry. Certain Training Groups such as Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics and Integrative Neuroscience also suggest that students have a background in basic physics. Exceptions may be made, however, for students who are changing fields, for example, when moving from computer science or engineering into the life sciences.
Criteria for Selection: All applications must come in on or before December 1st to be considered for the scholarship, and should be submitted through the Graduate School.
Value of Scholarship: Students will receive tuition fee waiver and assistantship
- Electronic Application
- Next, click on Application for Admission and select Create an Account to begin applying to PULSe. Be sure to choose Life Science Interdisciplinary Program as the primary program of interest.
- PULSe Application Supplement
- Found within the electronic application.
- Statement of Purpose
- In this essay, you may wish to discuss your professional plans, any special circumstances applicable to your background, your research experience, abilities, awards, achievements, and/or scholarly publications. The statement of purpose should contain no more than 500 words.
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
- A letter from your research adviser is strongly recommended as the research experience is of particular importance in showcasing your strengths in the field.
- Transcripts from every institution of higher education attended must be included with your electronic application. If personal identifying information such as a student identification number or social security number appear on the document, REMOVE THIS INFORMATION from your electronic version of your document or mark out the information in black ink before scanning your document. If you are admitted and choose to enroll, you must submit official transcripts and/or academic documents directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. There are some tips for uploading your transcripts into the Education Background section of your application.
- GRE General Test results.
- Diversity statement required with electronic application. See application for details.
- International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) scores. Additional information is provided by The Graduate School regarding TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE.
- Select applicants will be interviewed.
- International degree-seeking applicants are required to submit a copy of their earned degrees in both English and their native language.
- C.V. or resumeé recommended, but not required.
Application Link: https://t.co/g7Dd9gv9qn
Award Provider: Purdue University Life Science
Important Notes: Applications to the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. program (PULSe)should be submitted through the Graduate School and will be considered by the PULSe Admissions Committee, which consists of representatives from all PULSe Training Groups. Please note that entry into PULSe is for the fall semester only