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. 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 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 39 100% 38 100% 39 100%
       Domestic 35 90% 35 92% 37 95%
             URM 6 17% 5 14% 5 14%
       International 4 10% 3 8% 2 5%
    Male 12 31% 13 34% 15 38%
    Female 27 69% 25 66% 24 62%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
Applicants 62 50 54
Admits 18 16 16
Matriculants 7 8 10
Admit Rate 29.0% 32% 29.6%
Yield 38.9% 50.0% 62.5%

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    Withdrawn N/A 0 3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.