Graduate Students

The HTIRC is always recruiting self-motivated people as graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, or visiting scientists to come to Purdue University. We maintain a large and internationally diverse staff addressing a wide range of research topics related to conservation and population genetics; forest tree breeding; plant tissue culture and genetic modification technologies for tree improvement; forest entomology; forest ecology; silviculture; and regeneration and restoration of forest lands. Review the Research and Directory for more information about the specific research and scientists at the HTIRC.

Forestry and Natural Resources Admission Requirements

Stipend support for graduate studies in the department comes from a variety of sources including: competitive departmental or university assistantships and fellowships, graduate training grants, National Science Foundation (NSF) or other externally funded fellowship programs and research grants. Since funding is provided for all graduate students admitted to the Forestry and Natural Resources graduate program, only top candidates are accepted. The following minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered a prospective student:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s) from all higher education institutions
  • Official TOEFL scores* (international applicants only)
    • *Send directly from ETS to Purdue University, institution code is 1631

Many scholarship applications have an application deadline of between November-January for admission in the coming fall semester.

The department is housed in three buildings with outstanding facilities to learn and make new discoveries including 17 educational labs and greenhouses and 4,173 acres of forest land on over 25 research property locations.