Thank you for your interest in applying for the Molecular Medicine PhD Program. Please follow these directions carefully.
The deadline for applications is January 5. Application reviews begin immediately after this deadline.
The admissions committee may review complete applications and invite applicants to interview prior to the January 5 application deadline. Applications must be received before December 1 to be considered for early review.
Applications for the Molecular Medicine PhD Program are processed through Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies.
View application instructions and access the online application on the Case Western Reserve University website.
Note: when completing the application, you will be able to select “Molecular Medicine (PhD)” under Program Details.
Your essay and short answers are critical components of the application selection process. Please consider your answers carefully with attention to spelling and punctuation. Any literature referenced must be properly cited. We recommend drafting responses in a separate word processer and copying your final answers into the online application form. Following completion of the application, you will be asked to submit an online application fee.
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.
The GRE requirement will be waived for all applicants. International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by completing one of the following tests:
Please check with Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies for scoring minimums. Test scores are accepted two years from the date of testing. 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 online application system 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 submission by logging into the Case Western Reserve University application website.
You must upload an unofficial transcript (e.g., student copy) to the application for the Molecular Medicine PhD Program admissions committee review process. Your application will not be considered without your unofficial transcript uploaded to the application.
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