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How to Apply

Students interested in a MS degree in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics must directly apply to the program through the School of Graduate Studies.  Begin Your Application Today

Admission to the SYBB program will follow the guidelines denoted in the General Bulletin. Candidates are evaluated based on:

  • Overall GPA;
  • Science GPA; and
  • GRE scores (optional but highly recommended)
  • 3 letters of reference

Students are also evaluated upon their responses to the supplemental questions in the application:

  • Prior research experience
  • Personal essay 
  • An optional CV provided with the application materials gives the applicant a venue to expound upon additional expertise and experience.

All students applying to the SYBB Program will be expected to have an undergraduate or master's degree in one of the component disciplines of the program including biological, computer, or quantitative sciences. The following undergraduate courses are strongly recommended:

  • Introductory Biology (2 semesters);
  • Introductory Chemistry (2 semesters);
  • Biochemistry;
  • Introductory Physics (2 semesters);
  • Calculus through differential equations;
  • Linear Algebra;
  • Introductory Computer Science; and
  • Introductory Statistics.

The academic background of all students who are offered admission to and are admitted to the program will be evaluated for suitability based on the criteria above. Remedial work to cover any deficiencies in background may be recommended as a condition of matriculation. Remedial coursework will be incorporated into the student's individualized course of study.

For International Students

The TOEFL examination will be required for international students. For direct admit students, we will follow the General Bulletin guidelines regarding the demonstration of the necessary command of English for foreign students.

When to Apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are due no later than June 1 for fall consideration.


Contact us!

Contact: David Lodowski


Phone: 216.368.6971

Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Case Western Reserve University
BRB 9th Floor Admin West
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4988