August 18, 2022
Discovery - Extension - Education


  Through a combination of research, teaching and outreach, students leave with a solid background in any one of four major thrust areas: Genetic Improvement of Economic Crops, Cropping Systems and Plant Nutrition, Environmental Soils and Landscape Processes, and Turf and the Urban Environment.

Graduate Studies

U.S. Residents

DEADLINE for Agronomy Applications:

Fall April 15
Spring October 15
Summer April 15

1.  Admission forms to graduate school are now available on-line.  An on-line application
can be obtained by clicking on the Graduate School icon below.

To the Graduate School homepage and on-line application form To obtain An electronic on-line Purdue University Graduate School application, Letter of Support forms, and request for transcript

Your application package to the Department of Agronomy is complete once all the following information has been received. 

a.  Graduate school application to Department of Agronomy.

b.  Privacy Act Release form.

c.   Official transcripts of grades from each college or university at which you matriculated, which are to be sent to Chairman, Graduate Committee by the Registrar(s) of the respective university or universities.

d.  Three letters of recommendation.

e.  Statement of Purpose.

f.   A nonrefundable fee of $55 (drawn on U.S. funds through a U.S. bank) is required for application for graduate study at Purdue University. It is University policy that no action be taken on your application until the fee is received. If you have a previous graduate record at Purdue, you are not required to pay an application fee.

g.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (test results should be requested from E.T.S. including both institution [R1631] and department [0104 ] codes).

2. Once your completed application (including test scores) has been received by the Department of Agronomy, the departmental Graduate Committee will review and act on your application. Allow approximately two months, after your application is completed, for a decision on recommendation for admittance and availability of a graduate research assistantship.

More importantly, if you wish to be considered for an assistantship or fellowship, contact the faculty member with whom you are most interested in working.  They will be able to tell you whether or not they have the funds to support you.  If you will be independently supported, contact them anyway to get an idea of what they are working on and if they would be willing to work with you.