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. Find more information about CWRU's PhD in Genetics and Genome Sciences and the other Degree Programs offered through the School of Graduate Studies

Updated August 2021

Enrollment Headcounts

  Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 *COVID
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 34 100% 22 100% 29 100%
    Domestic 27 79% 16 73% 24 83%
          URM 1 4% 1 5% 4 14%
    International 7 21% 6 27% 5 17%
Male 15 44% 8 36% 11 38%
Female 19 56% 14 64% 18 62%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2018 AY 2019 AY 2020 *COVID 
BSTP Applicants 370 405 536
BSTP Admits 84 80 85
BSTP Matriculants 34 29 20
BSTP Admit Rate 23% 20% 16%
BSTP Yield 41% 36% 24%

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 6.0 5.3 6.0
    Domestic 6.0 5.3 5.3
          URM 6.1 8.3 -
    International 5.3 5.7 6.9
Male 6.0 5.6 5.3
Female 5.6 5.3 6.0

Cohort Completions

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2013-15
Total Entering 33 29 17
    Retained 0 4 2
    Withdrawn 3 2 0
    Left w/ Master's 4 7 2
Total Completed 26 16 13
    Graduated in less than 4 yrs 2 0 1
     4 yrs to less than 5 yrs 7 4 1
     5 yrs to less than 6 yrs 8 6 6
     6 yrs to less than 7 yrs 6 3 5
     7 yrs or more 3 3 0

Cohort Completion Rates

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1999-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
All Recipients (graduation rate) 79% 55% 76%
    Domestic 87% 52% 85%
          URM 0% 0% 0%
    International 67% 67% 15%
Male 90% 58% 70%
Female 84% 53% 86%

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.
  • AY (Academic Year) begins in Summer and includes Fall and Spring.