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Graduate Studies in Biochemistry

Ph.D. Program

All full-time Ph.D. students receive a competitive stipend, health insurance, and a waiver of all academic tuition fees. Students enter the Biochemistry Ph.D. program by applying to the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP). Applications should be submitted in late autumn or early winter for an anticipated enrollment the following July. Preference is given to applications received before December 1st. Ideal candidates will possess strong grades and have completed undergraduate courses in biology, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

To apply students should submit a completed application form, three letters of recommendation, official undergraduate transcript(s), and, when applicable, official TOEFL scores. Please click on the following for: information about the BSTP program or for information about applying to the BSTP. If you wish to apply only to the Biochemistry PhD program, select Biochemistry in the "Preferred Program of Interest (PPI)" menu. Please read about PPIs in the BSTP's FAQ page.

Online applications are submitted through the site for the School of Graduate Studies. Please select Biomedical Sciences Training Program in the "Academic Program" menu once you start the application.

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Address Inquiries to:

  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-4935
  • (216) 368 3334
  • biochem_grad_programs@case.edu


Degree Requirements, Ph.D.

Structural Biology and Biophysics Training Program (SBB-TP) (note that this SBB-TP program welcomes both students who have training in biological sciences as well as students from "quantitative backgrounds" who have little or no training in the biological sciences).