Admissions

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following admission requirements for the master's degree focused on biotechnology innovation and regulatory science (BIRS):

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 77 if student is not from an English Speaking Country.
  • Three letters of recommendation and all other requirements for the Purdue University Graduate School
  • Recommendation by the department's admissions committee and approval by the Graduate School
  • Applications should be received by the Graduate School by July 15 for admission for Fall semester, by November 1 for Spring semester, and by April 1 for Summer semester.

We recommend that, if you are employed, you talk first with your supervisor concerning participation in the program.

How to Apply

Use the Purdue University Graduate School's online application system and click on the “apply now” button.

For more information, contact:
U.S.: Mary Speer, Program Manager, mspeer@purdue.edu
Africa: Sr. Zita Ekeocha, IPTU, Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy, zekeocha@gmail.com  

Additional information for U.S. students

Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are $1,000/In State and $1,030/Out-of-State per credit hour. This includes costs for Friday dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch and books. Tuition and fees must be paid prior to the beginning of each academic semester.

Financial Assistance
Students in the U.S. could be eligible for financial aid and should contact the Purdue Financial Aid office. Students might also be eligible for tuition reimbursement if certain conditions are met within their company. For additional information about tuition reimbursement, interested individuals should contact their Educational Assistance Plan Administrator within their organization.

Housing
Students will be responsible for their housing. A hotel room block will be reserved and hotel information will be sent upon enrollment for students attending classes in West Lafayette. Students are welcome to utilize the room block or find other accommodations.

Course Formats
The BIRS concentration courses are offered in a blended format. Basic information is presented online and the advanced material, including difficult concepts and group projects, are presented on weekends. The courses are presented on weekends (three weekends per semester) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Participants attend classes 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fridays; 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sundays. In this format a student takes two courses per semester and can complete the master’s degree in two years.

Additional Information for the Africa Program

Course Offerings
The BIRS concentration courses are offered in a blended format. Basic information is presented online and the advanced material, including difficult concepts and group projects, are presented in the classroom sessions.

The face-to-face components are presented at Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy, Moshi, Tanzania. Other than this difference, the curricula in the U.S. and Africa are identical.