It is best to start the application process early to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (i.e. September). GRE is not required. Apply online by visiting the School of Graduate Studies. On very rare occasions students are admitted outside of this cycle. Students interested in admission outside of this cycle should first identify an interested professor/lab before applying.
For the MSc program there is a rolling application deadline but the application must be completed at least one month before each semester (fall, spring or summer). GRE is not required. Requirements include: a minimal GPA and a set of prerequisite courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry and programming.
- Apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Information on how to apply can be found at the above link, as well as instructions and additional information for prospective graduate students.
- Please direct inquires about the application procedure to:
BME Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Even though the application deadline for the PhD program in biomedical engineering is May 31 to be considered for the fall semester, you should apply by Dec. 15 to be considered for the regular recruitment process and Open House. It is best to start the application process early (i.e. September). Apply online by visiting the CWRU School of Graduate Studies.
Open House Dates
Each year, select students are invited to an open house in February/March where they can learn about the department, meet faculty members and students, tour the department and adjacent medical facilities, and be interviewed by faculty members. Attendance is by invitation only and requires a completed application to be submitted to the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Notice of admission will be on a rolling basis with the process closing on April 15.
Students admitted to our BME graduate education program typically have a BS or MS in engineering, natural sciences, or mathematical sciences. A minimal mathematical background includes calculus through differential equations. A minimal science and engineering background includes a combined total of three years of physical, chemical, and engineering sciences.
Undergraduate course grades should average higher than a B or undergraduate class ranking should be in the top 20 percent. In previous graduate studies, course grades should average at least a B+. For students whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required for unconditional admission. Applicants for research assistantships will be chosen based on their excellent credentials, backgrounds, and interests in relation to funded research projects of faculty.
Financial aid for first year students is limited to those with excellent academic records and very strong recommendations. Typically, applicants for fellowships without specific research constraints will be chosen from among those with at least a B+ undergraduate course grade average, and undergraduate class ranking in the top 10%. Applicants for research assistantships will be chosen based on their excellent credentials, background and interests in relation to funded research projects of faculty.
Profile of Typical Incoming Class
- A class of 30+ new PhD students
- Average undergrad GPA of 3.8
- About 30% of incoming PhD students have MS degree