PhD Programs

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers a variety of PhD training options to suit every interest. Eleven of our 15 programs have a common entryway known as the Biomedical Sciences Training Program. The other six programs offer direct admittance to the programs themselves. Our faculty value their interactive relationships with students and view mentoring young scientists as an important part of the mission of the School of Medicine. Here, students are treated as colleagues. Begin your research career at Case Western Reserve University and think beyond the possible! 

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Biomedical Sciences Training Program

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Biomedical Sciences Training Program

The Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) is an umbrella program that offers a common entry point to most of our biomedical PhD programs. The program identifies accomplished, creative young scientists, to work with our more than 200 dynamic faculty researchers in a wide range of research areas.

Direct Admit PhD Programs 

For students interested in Bioethics, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical and Health Informatics, Clinical Translational Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, or Molecular Medicine, applications are made directly to the program.

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Bioethics

The PhD in Bioethics program trains scholars in the conceptualization, design, and conduct of interdisciplinary research on issues related to bioethics and medical humanities. 

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Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering studies focus on ways to promote human health through education and research that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering. 

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Biomedical and Health Informatics

The PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics offers pragmatic, interdisciplinary areas of study immediately relevant in contemporary health systems or research enterprises. 

PhD in Clinical Translational Science (CTS)
Clinical Translational Science

The PhD in Clinical Translational Science program will train and graduate clinical-translational scientists to meet the need for a transformed clinical and translational enterprise. 

Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Through the Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD program, students will develop a thorough understanding of how to study the multiple determinants of population health outcomes and the way in which specific policies and interventions influence the nature and impacts of population health determinants. 

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Molecular Medicine

In the Molecular Medicine PhD program you will become a trained research scientist who is an effective members of translational research teams working alongside physicians.