PhD Program

Application Information

All full-time PhD students receive a competitive stipend, health insurance, and a waiver of all academic tuition fees. Students enter the Biochemistry PhD 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 Dec. 1. 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.

Get 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
Phone: 216.368.1232