Admissions Information

Program Options

Case Western Reserve features top-ranked programs in arts and sciences, dentistry, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, social work and nonprofit leadership.

Graduate Admission

For questions about admissions requirements, programs, or the online application, email

Graduate Transcripts

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Live Chat

Live Chat is available for admissions questions within the School of Graduate Studies!

An admissions manager is typically available to chat Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time. If someone is available, a chat bubble will pop up in the lower right corner of any of our Graduate Studies Prospective Students pages. ​​If you have trouble accessing the chat feature, or need to request information in an alternative format, please contact

Applicants should reach out directly to the program or department to which you are applying for specific program-related questions. Addresses for departments are in the Program Addresses section of the application or listed on their individual websites. Each program within the School of Graduate Studies is responsible for recommending admission of new graduate students. Final decisions are posted by our staff and can be viewed by logging in to the online application system

The admissions team is here to assist in making your application and admissions process seamless. If you have specific questions relating any of the following topics, please call (216) 368-4390, stop by Tomlinson Hall, Room 203, or email

Application Instructions



Admissions Standards

Application Documents

During the initial application process, applicants are discouraged from sending official test scores or transcripts. This helps to alleviate application costs and logistics. If recommended for admission by your department, the School of Graduate Studies will then make the final decision on your application. If formally accepted to CWRU, only then will you need to supply official transcripts and test scores. 

Test Scores: In order to alleviate initial application costs, we do not require applicants to send official test scores during the application process. Only if you are accepted, send official TOEFL or GRE test scores through ETS using the institutional code of 1105 for Case Western Reserve University. Please do not send official IELTS scores; we can verify them online at no charge. 

Unofficial Transcripts: In order to alleviate initial application costs, we do not require applicants to send official transcripts during the application process. Applicants should simply upload unofficial copies of their transcripts onto the application for review purposes. Official documents sent during the application review process will not be reviewed. If accepted, official transcripts must come directly from the institution either mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to the addresses below. International students - Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English.  

Only if accepted, official hard copy transcripts and degree verification can be mailed to:

Case Western Reserve University
School of Graduate Studies - Tomlinson 203
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

**Ensure that "School of Graduate Studies" and/or "Tomlinson Hall 203" is listed on the address or your transcript may not make it to our office. 

Official electronic transcripts can be sent to:

* Note: Please do not send official transcripts to the School of Graduate Studies or the program department unless you have been offered admission. 


As part of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, we are committed to providing transparent admissions, demographic, and completion data for our PhDs in the life sciences. Currently, we have data published for Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Clinical Translational Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Genetics and Genome Sciences, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Systems Biology and Bioinformatics. 

Coalition for Next Generation Life Science Data

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Statistics can be found on the University Registrar's website here. 

Nondiscriminatory Student Policy

Case Western Reserve University admits students of any race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin in administering its educational policies, admission policies, employment, promotion and compensation policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other university-administered programs.