CRSP Admissions

Application Procedure

Candidates for the CRSP Master's Program should submit the following set of documents by the recommended due date of June 15th of the year of expected enrollment. For Summer 2020, CWRU's Summer session begins June 1st and CRSP's initial course, CRSP 401 ("Introduction to Clinical Research") starts July 6th. To enroll in CRSP 401 as a non-degree student or postgraduate auditor, please visit CRSP 401. The Admissions Committee will review applications, arrange interviews and select candidates who will be offered positions. Any training program directors and research mentors will be notified concurrently with the candidates.

Note: For students in the Master's A Pathway, you will need to have obtained a Research Mentor by the end of your first fall semester.

CRSP M.S. Application Packet

  • Complete and submit an online CWRU application through the ApplyYourself Application Network. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required to submit the online application. For a step-by-step instructions for the online application, registering, parking, opting out of one-to-one fitness and waiving the health fee, please view, On-Line Master's Application Guide.
  • Three recommendation letters, either through the online application's recommendation forms, or three individual unopened sealed envelopes -
    • Letters must be 1 1/2 - 2 pages single spaced in length
    • Recommenders must indicate that they are recommending the student for the "Master's in Clinical Research program"
    • Recommenders must indicate why they recommend the student for the program. They should list any skills, research experience, personality traits, etc., the student has that will endorse them for the Master's program
    • Recommenders should include how long they have known the applicant and in what arena they met (e.g. work, class, etc.)
    • NOTE: A short recommendation letter, may be reviewed as a less than enthusiastic recommendation
  • Submit, as an attachment to your online application, your recent Curriculum Vitae/Resume, including previous research experience, if any
  • GRE or MCAT test results (for Master's B Pathway applicants only) of a minimum score of 150 per section
  • Official transcripts for all higher education degrees (original language and English translational versions)
  • ECFMG (if applicable)
  • If you are an international student, and have not received a degree from a U.S. college/university, or another English speaking institution, you need to submit scores for one of the following:
    • TOEFL (90 on internet-based version, or 577 on paper version)
    • IELTS (7.0 or higher)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE--Academic) [61 or higher]
    • USMLE part 2
  • Submit, as an attachment to your online application, your Personal Statement, which should be single spaced and 2-3 pages in length, must clearly state that you are applying for the "Master's in Clinical Research Program"and should include the following:
    • Your reason for seeking admission
    • Detailed description of your research interests - potential thesis topic(s) must be included here
    • Your relevant research experience, if any
    • Summary of how the program will enhance your ability to achieve your career goals and conduct independent clinical research in your area of interest

Official transcripts and sealed recommendation letters should be mailed or delivered to the following address:

Populations and Quantitative Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University 
10900 Euclid Ave.
Wood Building, Room WG-74A
Cleveland, OH 44106-4945 

Phone: (216) 368-2601
Fax: 216-368-0207

All remaining documents can be sent via e-mail: