Standards for Admissions

Prerequisites for admission include organic chemistry and mathematics through calculus. Coursework in biology is also required and a full course in biochemistry and molecular biology is strongly recommended. Preference is also given to students with prior research experience.

Recommended Route

The recommended route for admission is through the Case Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP); MD/PhD students are admitted through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Admission to the BSTP or MSTP automatically provides admission to the Pathology Graduate Program and all other graduate programs affiliated with the BSTP or MSTP, respectively, and it provides maximum flexibility for students to rotate in multiple laboratories and choose the optimum research mentor and graduate program to match their intersts.

Admission of International Students

Standards for admission to the PhD program are the same for international students and U.S. residents except for the following: International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and earning a minimum score of 550. A copy of the letter of acceptance will be sent to the International Students Office, which will process an I-20 and send it to the student. The student must then obtain a student visa to begin study in the U.S. More detailed information can be obtained from the International Students Office. Admission to the MSTP is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.