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Graduate Studies in Biochemistry

The Biochemistry Department offers programs leading to either the Ph.D. or M.S. degrees. All full time Ph.D. students receive a competitive stipend, health insurance, and all academic tuition fees are waved.

M.S. Program Ph.D. program

Ph.D. Program

Students may enter the Biochemistry Ph.D. program by directly applying into the Department for acceptance. Applications should be submitted in late autumn or early winter for an anticipated enrollment the following July. Preference is given to applications received before February 1st. Students without biological training may apply but must possess strong grades, GRE scores, and have completed undergraduate courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

To apply students should submit a completed application form, three letters of recommendation, official undergraduate transcript(s), official GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical) and, when applicable, official TOEFL scores.

Online applications: Online applications can be submitted though the site for the School of Graduate Studies. You will be asked to select the Biochemistry PhD program once you start the application process. Apply now

address inquiries to:

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-4935
  • (216) 368 3334


Degree Requirements, Ph.D.


Alternatively students may also enter the Biochemistry program through the Medical School\x92s umbrella graduate program the Biomedical Sciences Training Program, which encompasses several departments within the School of Medicine and offers students an opportunity to rotate through a larger number of research laboratories. Regardless of the program, course work and research requirements are identical. For more information see the Biomedical Sciences Training Program website. Online applications can be submitted through this site.


Graduate Advisor
William C. Merrick

  • 216.368.3578 ph
  • 216.368.8845 f
  • Office: W445
  • Lab: W449


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