Molecular Medicine 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 Molecular Medicine 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 38 100% 39 100% 41 100%
       Domestic 35 92% 37 95% 39 95%
             URM 5 14% 5 14% 6 15%
       International 3 8% 2 5% 2 5%
    Male 13 34% 15 38% 16 39%
    Female 25 66% 24 62% 25 61%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019
Applicants 50 54 55
Admits 17 16 18
Matriculants 9 10 10
Admit Rate 34% 30% 33%
Yield 53% 63% 56%

Degree Recipients*

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2014-18
Total N/A 7 38
       Domestic N/A 6 28
            URM N/A 0 7
      International N/A 1 10
    Male N/A 2 18
    Female N/A 5 20

Median Time to Degree for Recipients*

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2014-18
Total N/A 4.34 5.34
       Domestic N/A 4.34 5.34
             URM N/A N/A 5.75
       International N/A 3.34 5.75
    Male N/A 3.75 5.34
    Female N/A 4.34 5.54

Cohort Completions*

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1999-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
Total Entering N/A 8 41
    Retained N/A 0 3
    Withdrawn N/A 0 3
    Left w/ Master's N/A 0 2
    Total Completed N/A 8 33
            < 4 years N/A 2 0
            4-5 N/A 1 9
            5-6 N/A 1 16
           6-7 N/A 2 8
            > 7 years N/A 2 0

Cohort Completion Rates*

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1993-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
All Recipients N/A 100% 80.5%
       Domestic N/A 100% 76.5%
             URM N/A N/A 87.5%
       International N/A 100% 100%
    Male N/A 100% 81.0%
    Female N/A 100% 80.0%

Notes

  • First cohort accepted in Fall 2007.
  • 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.