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 or viewed as a data visualization 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 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 36 100% 34 100% 22 100%
    Domestic 29 81% 27 79% 16 73%
          URM 0 0.0% 1 4% 1 5%
    International 7 19% 7 21% 6 27%
Male 17 47% 15 44% 8 36%
Female 19 53% 19 56% 14 64%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019
BSTP Applicants 276 370 405
BSTP Admits 62 84 80
BSTP Matriculants 17 34 29
BSTP Admit Rate 23% 23% 20%
BSTP Yield 28% 41% 36%

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    Withdrawn 1 3 2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.