Post-Baccalaureate Education

Female researcher working in Lab

Stand out from the crowd

At Case Western Reserve University, our post-baccalaureate programs are tailored to provide you with the competitive advantage necessary to elevate your prospects for medical school, professional pursuits, or PhD applications. Whether you seek to fortify your academic prowess, expand your research portfolio, or bolster your standardized exam performance in anticipation of future admissions, enrolling in a post-baccalaureate program can be the pivotal step as you pave the way for your forthcoming professional endeavors.

Pathways to an MD 

health care students using holo anatomy software
Master of Science in Applied Anatomy

Created for students seeking a comprehensive education in anatomical sciences. The rigorous core curriculum delves deep into clinical knowledge of the human form and its functions, utilizing both traditional and modern approaches. 

A female doctor talking with colleagues
Master of Science in Medical Physiology (MSMP)

A flexible program designed to build students’ background in medical physiology, preparing them for medical, dental, and other professional schools. This program allows for in-person, virtual, or hybrid participation and offers entry in the summer, fall, or spring semesters. 

Woman in lab
Master of Science in Pathology

For students interested in advanced coursework in immunology and infectious disease, cancer biology, and neurodegeneration. The program features both a research track and a healthcare track.

Instructor at Case Western Reserve University standing beside two seated students in a classroom
PRIME Certificate

A certificate program designed for students seeking additional preparation to enhance their competitiveness in MD or DO program applications. Providing specialized instruction without conferring a degree.

Pathways to a PhD or MD/PhD

American Cancer Society Logo
ACS Research Postbaccalaureate Program

In this two-year program, students benefit from a paid research experience, access to CWRU’s School of Medicine and its allied hospitals, to obtain well-rounded training in cancer biology while building skills to bolster PhD and MD/PhD applications.

PREP student in class

Assists and equips recent graduates from diverse backgrounds for entry into PhD programs and future careers in biomedical research. It achieves this by providing paid research opportunities alongside experienced investigators in vibrant and dynamic laboratory settings.

Learn More!

If you’re keen on delving deeper into any of the programs offered by Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, whether it be master’s, post-baccalaureate, or PhD programs, we encourage you to fill out the Request More Information form.