Genetics and Genome Sciences PhD Program Characteristics and Outcomes

As a member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, Case Western Reserve University publishes statistics annually for PhD programs in the life sciences. The following data can also be downloaded as a PDF here. Find more information about CWRU's PhD in Genetics and Genome Sciences and the other Degree Programs offered through the School of Graduate Studies

Enrollment Headcounts

  Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 32 100% 36 100% 34 100%
    Domestic 26 81% 29 81% 27 79%
          URM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 4%
    International 6 19% 7 19% 7 21%
Male 16 50% 17 47% 15 44%
Female 16 50% 19 53% 19 56%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
BSTP Applicants 208 276 370
BSTP Admits 41 62 84
BSTP Matriculants 13 17 34
BSTP Admit Rate 19.7% 22.5% 22.7%
BSTP Yield 31.7% 28.3% 40.5%

Degree Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2014-18
Total 37 31 17
    Domestic 27 23 13
          URM 2 1 0
    International 10 8 4
Male 18 16 4
Female 19 15 13

Median Time to Degree for Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2014-18
Total 6 5.34 6
    Domestic 6 5.34 5.25
          URM 6.13 8.25 N/A
    International 5.29 5.67 6.92
Male 6 5.62 5.25
Female 5.59 5.34 6

Cohort Completions

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1999-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
Total Entering 55 33 29
    Retained 0 0 4
    Withdrawn 1 3 2
    Left w/ Master's 14 4 7
    Total Completed 40 26 16
         < 4 years 1 2 0
         4-5 4 7 4
         5-6 12 8 6
         6-7 12 6 3
         > 7 years 11 3 3

Cohort Completion Rates

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1999-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
All Recipients 72.7% 78.8% 55.1%
    Domestic 70.7% 87.0% 52.2%
          URM 100% N/A N/A
    International 84.6% 66.7% 66.7%
Male 80.0% 90.0% 58.3%
Female 64.3% 84.1% 52.9%

Notes

  • * Genetics & Genome Sciences participates in the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP), an umbrella program that serves, among other capacities, as a central recruiting and admissions portal for 11 biomedical PhD programs at CWRU SOM.
  • Underrepresented Minorities (URM) includes individuals who self-identify with one or more of the following: African American/Black; Hispanic/Latino/a; Multiracial, Native American/Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander
  • Time to degree for recipients is the elapsed time between entering a graduate program and degree conferral date and includes any leaves of absence.