PhD in Nutrition Application Process

Students interested in earning a PhD in Nutrition may enter the program through the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) or Medical Sciences Training Program (MSTP).

Biomedical Sciences Training Program

Apply for admission to the BSTP program at Case Western Reserve University with Nutrition as your Priority Program of Interest (or PPI). The School of Graduate Studies processes the application and includes a nonrefundable application fee. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1. We will continue to review applications received after the priority deadline, but not beyond the final application deadline of January 15. Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as it is complete.

Please note that our program has limited financial resources for supporting students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


Medical Sciences Training Program (MSTP) 

Apply for the PhD in Nutrition program as a result of acceptance into the Medical Sciences Training Program (MSTP). The MSTP program is a highly selective combined MD/PhD program. Students in the MSTP Program take PhD course work in conjunction with MD course work. The MSTP students have 20 different PhD programs available to them including Nutrition. Upon completion of their PhD course work, the students will work full time on their PhD and then upon completion of the PhD return to traditional medical school to complete their MD. Admissions Information