Integrated Graduate Studies

The Integrated Graduate Studies Program (IGS) is intended for highly motivated current CWRU undergraduate students who are candidates for the bachelor of arts (BA) and whose objective is a Master’s in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Qualified students may be admitted to graduate study for their senior year and pursue the simultaneous completion of requirements for both the master’s and bachelor’s degrees. The baccalaureate will normally be awarded upon completion of the requirements for both degrees. Courses cannot be double-counted.

Required Materials for a Completed Application:

  • Online Application: Start the online application. Please indicate that you are applying to the School of Medicine, Bioethics & Medical Humanities program
  • Transcripts: Include school-issued unofficial transcripts, scanned and uploaded for all colleges or universities attended. Electronic transcripts can also be emailed to
  • Resume/CV: Upload your current resume/CV outlining all work experience and volunteer roles with timeframes. Make sure to highlight any completed research positions or opportunities experienced
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. A professor who can attest to your academic or professional experience is recommended to write one or more of these recommendations. The online application will request recommenders' contact info for electronic submission. Contact if applicant is interested in using Interfolio
  • Statement of Purpose: In one to two pages, address your interest in bioethics & medical humanities and how you hope to utilize this program in your career path
  • PPOS (signed by Dean Schaub): Undergraduate students can obtain a Bioethics and Medical Humanities PPOS form from Graduate Program Coordinator, Marie Norris, MNO

IGS applicants are not required to submit a test score. The application fee is automatically waived. 

Before submitting an application, undergraduate students must meet with contact Dean Wes Schaub in the CWRU School of Undergraduate Studies to ensure they have met all undergraduate requirements. 

Application Timeline
IGS Application Deadline March 1

Upon admission to the program, IGS students register as students in the School of Graduate Studies and are subject to the policies, rules, and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. They may, however, continue to receive merit-based undergraduate scholarships and may continue to reside in undergraduate housing during what would normally be their senior year of undergraduate work. Additionally, students in the IGS program will pay Graduate Tuition Rates. 

For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Dean Wes Schaub