MS Programs


Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease Program

The Master's Degree in the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease (MCBD) provides enhanced educational credentials for a variety of career paths (see below). The core courses and electives include many topics of medical relevance such as Cell and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Histology, Anatomy, and Disease Pathogenesis.

The curriculum is highly flexible, allowing students to design a course of study that best fits their interests and career goals. Accordingly, two tracks are offered for the MCBD Program:

Healthcare Career Track Preparation for medical school, dental school, or US residency programs
Research Career Track Preparation for PhD programs or employment in academia and industry

Learn more about an MS Degree in the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease (Plan B).


Pathology MS Program for CWRU Employees

A program leading to the Master of Science degree in Pathology is available to laboratory technicians who are employed by Case Western Reserve University. Students in this program must be full-time university employees and must have the agreement of their supervisor to begin studies as a part-time student.

Learn more about an MS Degree in Pathology for CWRU Employees (Plan A).


MD/MS Program

The Pathology Graduate Program participates in the MD/MS combined degree program that grants an MS in Biomedical Investigation. This five-year dual degree program is designed for students who wish to prepare for careers in basic or clinical research at academic medical centers.

Explore the MD/MS in Biomedical Investigation.