The Cleveland Clinic offers joint Ph.D. programs through formal partnerships with Cleveland State University (CSU), Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Kent State University (KSU) and the University of Akron (UA). Many Cleveland Clinic faculty also have adjunct, joint or primary appointments at CSU, CWRU, KSU and UA making it possible to complete the research requirements for a Ph.D. with an advisor at the Cleveland Clinic and graduate with a degree from one of these local universities.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
University of Akron
For all programs, except Molecular Medicine, course work for the degree is taken at the university, although
in the case of joint degree programs, some instructors may choose to have courses
meet at the Clinic. In all cases, the student applicant must apply directly to the
graduate school and the university program that they are interested in.
Once the student has been accepted to the university degree program, inquiries may be made regarding the possibility of conducting the research work for the Ph.D. at the Cleveland Clinic, working with a Cleveland Clinic faculty advisor.
Ph.D. students who have been accepted into the university degree programs, and have arranged to work with advisors at the Cleveland Clinic, are supported financially during their graduate studies with a research assistantship. The assistantship usually provides full tuition and a student stipend. Financial support for students is provided from funds that are designated specifically for graduate education. Stipends vary with university program. Specifics may be obtained from the following LRI graduate program directors:
All Graduate Students are members of the GSA. The mission of the GSA is:
The Joseph S. Silber Fellowship, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is open to all undergraduate and first-year graduate students who are interested in conducting research in cancer related areas in and around Cuyahoga County. This fellowship is designed to expose students to cancer research, in hopes that cancer research will become a lifelong interest and pursuit. Student recipients will receive a $2,000 stipend over the summer months and all applications will be reviewed by a statewide board of cancer researchers. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident. For more information, or to apply, please click here. (Application closed)
Experience the Lerner Research Institute Outreach Program on your campus and on ours. The new Lerner Research Institute Outreach Program provides two informational venues for interested students and faculty of undergraduate science programs.
For additional information on the graduate programs available through the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute please contact Dr. Christine Moravec, Head of Graduate Studies or Dr. Marcia Takacs Jarrett, Director of Research Education.