Degree Programs Offered


The School of Graduate Studies awards graduate degrees approved by the Ohio Board of Regents, including all PhDs, Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees. Other graduate degrees are available through our professional schools:

  1. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  2. Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Science
  3. School of Dental Medicine
  4. School of Law
  5. School of Medicine
  6. Weatherhead School of Management

BS/MS and IGS students can also find information through the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Questions? Contact the School of Graduate Studies Admissions

Phone: 216.368.4390


Live Chat: 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

The programs below are those offered and managed through the School of Graduate Studies. If you have program-specific questions, please contact the department or program to which you are interested in applying. Click on each degree for more information on each program.

Note: Beginning Fall 2018, all master's programs will require a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework. This requirement will only impact those new students beginning courses at CWRU in Fall 2018 and beyond. If you are currently a CWRU student, you will be held to the same credit hour requirements as when you applied to your program of study.

Arts and Sciences

Programs Degrees Combined Degree Programs
Anthropology MA, PhD IGS, MA/MSN, PhD/MD, MA/MD, PhD/MPH, MA/MPH
Art Education MA [Not accepting applications]  
Art History MA, PhD IGS
Art History and Museum Studies MA MA/JD
Astronomy PhD  
Biology MS, PhD  
Chemistry MS, PhD BS/MS
Classical Studies MA  
Cognitive Linguistics MA IGS
Communication Science MA, PhD IGS
Contemporary Dance MFA, MA  
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences MS, PhD BS/MS
English MA, PhD IGS
French / Modern Languages MA IGS
History MA, PhD IGS, MA/JD
Mathematics MS, PhD BS/MS
Mathematics, Applied MS, PhD BS/MS
Military Ethics  MA IGS
Music Education MA, PhD  
Music, Historical Performance Practice MA, DMA  
Musicology PhD  
Physics MS, PhD BS/MS
Political Science MA, PhD IGSMA/JD
Psychology (Developmental) MA  
Psychology (Clinical) PhD IGS
Psychology (Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences) PhD IGS
Religious Studies MA IGS
Sociology PhD IGS
Statistics MS BS/MS
Theater / Acting MA, MFA (MFA by invitation only)  
World Literature MA [Not accepting applications]  


Programs Degrees Combined Degree Programs
Aerospace Engineering MSPhD BS/MS
Biomedical Engineering (MS Available Online) MS, PhD BS/MS, MS/MD, PhD/MD
Chemical Engineering MSPhD BS/MS
Civil Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Computer Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Computing & Information Science MS, PhD BS/MS
Electrical Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Macromolecular Science and Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Materials Science and Engineering MS, PhD BS/MS
Mechanical Engineering (MS Available Online) MS, PhD BS/MS
Systems and Control Engineering (MS Available Online) MS, PhD BS/MS
Master of Engineering (This is a practice-oriented degree (M.E.), not a research-oriented degree (M.S.)  (ME Available Online) ME BS/ME
Master of Engineering and Management MEM  

Biomedical Sciences

Programs Degrees Combined Degree Programs
Anesthesiologist Assistant Program MSA  
Applied Anatomy MS MS/MD
Biochemistry (PhD - apply through BSTP) MS, PhD MS/JD, MD/MS, MS/MBA, PhD/MD
Bioethics PhD  

Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Biomedical and Health Informatics CertificateMS, PhD  
Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP)   *PhD umbrella program
Biostatistics MS BS/MS, MS/MD
Cell Biology (Apply through BSTP) PhD PhD/MD
Clinical Research Fellows (CRF) (Apply as Non-Degree) -  
Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) MS MS/DMD, MS/MD
Clinical Translational Science PhD  
Environmental Health Sciences MS [Not accepting applications] MS/MD
Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD  
Genetics (Apply through BSTP) PhD MD/PhD
Genetic Counseling Training Program MS MS/MA
Maternal and Child Nutrition Certificate  
Medical Physiology (MS Available Online) MS MS/MBA
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)*    *PhD/MD program for biomedical fields
Molecular Biology and Microbiology (Apply through BSTP) PhD  
Molecular Medicine PhD  
Molecular Virology (Apply through BSTP) PhD  
Neurosciences (Apply through BSTP) PhD  
Nutrition (PhD - apply through BSTP) MS, PhD IGSBS/MS, MPH, MD/MS
Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals Certificate  
Pathology (PhD - apply through BSTP) MS, PhD MS/MD, MD/PhD
Pharmacology (Apply through BSTP) PhD PhD/MD
Physiology and Biophysics (Apply through BSTP) PhD PhD/MD
PRIME - Postbaccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education (Apply as Non-Degree) Certificate  
Public Health, Master of (MPH) MPH DMD, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MSSA, MSN, MSM, PhDIGS, MS
Public Health Nutrition MS  
Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship MS  
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (PhD - apply through BSTP) MS, PhD MD/PhD, MS/MD

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Programs Degrees Combined Degree Programs
Nursing PhD PhD/DNP, PhD/MSN

Weatherhead School of Management

Programs Degrees Combined Degree Programs
Accountancy PhD in Management  
Advanced Quantitative Methodologies (AQM) Certificate  
Design and Innovation PhD in Management  
Designing Sustainable Systems (Applicants for this degree program must successfully have completed 2 years of the DM program in order to apply.) PhD in Management  
Organizational Behavior PhD  

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Programs Degrees Combined Degree Programs
Social Welfare PhD  

*Applications for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) are only accepted via American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS).