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. Find more information about CWRU's PhD in Molecular Medicine 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 39 100% 41 100% 51 100%
       Domestic 37 95% 39 95% 46 90%
             URM 5 14% 6 15% 10 20%
       International 2 5% 2 5% 5 10%
Male 15 38% 16 39% 21 41%
Female 24 62% 25 61% 30 59%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2018 AY 2019 AY 2020 *COVID
Applicants 54 55 113
Admits 16 18 16
Matriculants 10 10 15
Admit Rate 30% 33% 14%
Yield 63% 56% 94%

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 4.3 5.3
       Domestic N/A 4.3 5.3
             URM N/A - 5.8
       International N/A 3.3 5.8
Male N/A 3.8 5.3
Female N/A 4.3 5.5

Cohort Completions*

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2013-15
Total Entering 8 41 20
    Retained 0 3 4
    Withdrawn 0 3 1
    Left w/ Master's 0 2 2
Total Completed 8 33 13
      Graduated in less than 4 yrs 2 0 2
       4 yrs to less than 5 yrs 1 9 6
       5 yrs to less than 6 yrs 1 16 1
       6 yrs to less than 7 yrs 2 8 4
       7 yrs or more 2 0 0

Cohort Completion Rates*

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2013-15
All Recipients (graduation rate) 100% 81% 65%
       Domestic 100% 77% 85%
             URM 0% 88% 8%
       International 100% 100% 15%
Male 100% 81% 67%
Female 100% 80% 64%

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