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Degree Programs Offered

Degree Programs Offered

The programs below are those offered and managed through the School of Graduate Studies. If you have program-specific questions, please contact the department or program to which you are interested in applying. 

Note: Beginning Fall 2018, all master's programs will require a minimum of 30 semester hour of coursework. This requirement will only impact those new students beginning courses at CWRU in Fall 2018 and beyond. If you are currently a CWRU student, you will be held to the same credit hour requirements as when you applied to your program of study.

Arts and Sciences

ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Anthropology MA, PhD IGS, MA/MSN, PhD/MD, MA/MD, PhD/MPH
Art Education MA  
Art History MA, PhD IGS
Art History and Museum Studies MA MA/JD
Astronomy PhD  
Biology MS, PhD  
Chemistry MS, PhD IGSBS/MS
Cognitive Linguistics MA IGS
Communication Science MA, PhD IGS
Contemporary Dance MFA, MA  
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences MS, PhD BS/MS
English  MA, PhD  IGS
French / Modern Languages MA BA/MA, MA/MA
History MA, PhD IGS, MA/JD
Mathematics MS, PhD BS/MS
Mathematics, Applied MS, PhD BS/MS
Military Ethics  MA IGS
Music, Early Performance MA, DMA  
Music Education MA, PhD  
Musicology PhD  
Music History MA  
Physics MS, PhD BS/MS
Political Science MA, PhD IGS, MA/JD
Psychology PhD IGS
Religious Studies MA IGS
Sociology PhD IGS
Statistics MS, PhD BS/MS
Theater MA, MFA  
World Literature MA  

Biomedical Sciences

ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant Program MS  
Applied Anatomy MS MS/MD
Biochemical Research MS  
Biochemistry MS, PhD MS/JD, PhD/MD
Biomedical Sciences Training Program PhD  
Cell Biology (PhD - apply through BSTP) PhD PhD/MD
Clinical Research Scholars Program MS MS/DMD, MS/MD
Clinical Translational Science PhD  
Environmental Health Sciences MS MS/MD
Epidemiology and Biostatistics MS, PhD BS/MS, PhD/MD
Genetics PhD PhD/MD
Genetic Counseling Training Program MS MS/MA
Medical Physiology MS MS/MBA
Medical Scientist Training Program*   PhD/MD in biomedical fields
Molecular Biology and Microbiology (PhD - apply through BSTP) PhD PhD/MD
Molecular Medicine PhD  
Molecular Virology (PhD - apply through BSTP) PhD  
Neurosciences (PhD - apply through BSTP) PhD PhD/MD
Nutrition MS, PhD IGSBS/MS , MPH
Pathology  (PhD - apply through BSTP) MS, PhD MS/MD
Pharmacology PhD PhD/MD
Physiology and Biophysics MS, PhD PhD/MD
Public Health Nutrition MS  
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics MS, PhD  


ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Aerospace Engineering MS, PhD  
Biomedical Engineering   (Available Online) MS, PhD BSE/MS, MS/MD, PhD/MD
Chemical Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Civil Engineering    (Available Online) MS, PhD BS/MS
Computer Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Computer Science      (Computing and Information Sciences) MS, PhD BS/MS
Electrical Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Macromolecular Science and Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Materials Science and Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Mechanical Engineering  (Available Online) MS, PhD BS/MS
Systems and Control Engineering             (Available Online) MS, PhD BS/MS
Master of Engineering  (this is a practice-oriented degree (M.E.), not a research-oriented degree (M.S.)  (Available Online) ME BS/ME
Master of Engineering and Management MEM  

Professional Programs: Weatherhead School of Management

ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Design and Innovation (formerly Information Systems) PhD in Management  
Designing Sustainable Systems (Applicants for this degree program must successfully have completed 2 years of the DM program in order to apply.) PhD in Management  
Accountancy PhD in Management  
Organizational Behavior PhD  


ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Master of Public Health MPH DMD,JD, MA, MBA, MD, MSSA, MSC, PhD, BS/MS , IGS , MS

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Nursing PhD PhD/DNP, PhD/MSN

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

ProgramsDegreesCombined Degree Programs
Social Welfare PhD  

*Applications for the Medical Scientist Training Program are only accepted via American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS).

Other Graduate Programs at CWRU

The School of Graduate Studies awards graduate degrees approved by the Ohio Board of Regents, including all PhDs, Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees. Other graduate degrees are available through our professional schools:

  1. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  2. Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Science
  3. School of Dental Medicine
  4. School of Law
  5. School of Medicine
  6. Weatherhead School of Management