Welcome to the application process for the Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program. Please follow these directions carefully. All application materials and references must be received by January 15 of the year in which you wish to enroll. Application review begins immediatly after the application deadline.
We encourage all interested applicants to visit our application tips page and our FAQ's.. Also view the video "What Admissions Directors Think about Getting Into Graduate School", great advice from graduate program directors around the country. If you have additional questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact us!
All applicants are required to complete the following undergraduate college courses, receiving a grade of C- or better, prior to starting the Molecular Medicine PhD Program. On your application, you must indicate the name of the course and the level, the date taken or when it will be completed. If the course has a different name than listed here, indicate that on the application.
It is also highly recommended, but not required, that students complete a course in Molecular and/or Cellular Biology. Please note that if you are taking a requirement after you submit your application and/or request your transcripts, you must indicate this on your application to be considered.
Applicants must have taken part in laboratory research at the collegiate level or above.
All student applicants are required to take the General GRE Test. There is no minimum score required for the GRE. Subject tests in science are not required but recommended.
International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum test scores are determined by The School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Currently the minimum score for the TOEFL is 577 if paper-based, or 90 if Internet-based.
All official standardized test scores must be the most recent scores (GRE is valid for 5 years, TOEFL is valid for 2 years) and are to be reported directly to Case Graduate Studies. Select the institutional code 1105 as listed on the Case Graduate Studies website. Department codes are not necessary.
All testing must be completed before the application deadline.
On your application, you will be required to provide valid email addresses for three separate references. At least one of your references must be from your current research mentor. Once you submit your application, your references will be notified directly via email from the on-line application system, Hobsons, and asked to submit a recommendation letter online. You will not be able to view the reference letters, but you will be able to check the status of each letter's submission by logging into Case Western Reserve University's application website.
Your recommenders will receive an email from Case Western Reserve University [firstname.lastname@example.org]. This email will contain instructions on how they will complete their letter of reference through the application system. Please advise your recommenders of this process and let them know about the Hobsons system and to check their spam filters if they do not receive this email.
You must upload an unofficial transcript (example: student copy) to the application for the Molecular Medicine Admissions Committee review process. Your application will not be considered without your unofficial transcript uploaded to the application. In addition, the School of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts* from all institutions you have previously attended before your official acceptance. SEND THEM DIRECTLY TO Case Western Reserve University at the address below:
Electronic transcripts must be sent to email@example.com
*Official transcripts are prepared by your degree granting institution and are signed by a designated school official. These documents must arrive at the School of Graduate Studies in a sealed envelope from your academic institution(s). We will not accept copies of transcripts or transcripts directly from the student.
The student application for the Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program is an on-line process through Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies managed by Hobsons. This Apply On-line link will take you to the central on-line application form. Please follow these directions to register. Feel free to reference our Application Tips for more helpful information on completing your application.
You will then be directed to complete the on-line application.
We have a diverse student body and welcome applications from underrepresented candidates.
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