Admissions

Street view of the Wolstein Research Building

When to Apply?

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year for admission for the Spring, Summer, or Fall academic terms.

Interim and final deadlines for each academic term are noted below.

Once all required materials are received, admission decisions are communicated within 2 weeks.

** For each academic term, there is a separate deadline for International applicants who require a new US visa. This is necessary to ensure adequate time for immigration.

Candidates who apply by April 1 are eligible for the Summer Career Planning Program. This is an online event series that begins on June 1st.

 

The start date for the Summer term is June 6, 2022.

Summer 2022 Application Deadline
Round 1 - Early action February 15
Round 1 - Final deadline for International applicants** February 15
Round 2 - Final deadline for US applicants April 1

The start date for the Fall semester is August 29, 2022.

Fall 2022 Application Deadline
Round 1 - Early action February 15
Round 2 - Summer Career Planning Program eligibility April 1
Round 3 - Priority decision (all applicants) May 15
Round 3 - Final deadline for International applicants** May 15
Round 4 - Final deadline for US applicants July 1

 

How to Apply?

The required application materials include:

  • Online Application: Start the online application. The MCBD Program is sponsored by the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine.
  • Transcripts: Submit unofficial transcripts for all colleges or universities attended.
  • Resume/CV: Upload your current resume/CV outlining all science-related work experience and volunteer roles with time frames.  Make sure to highlight any research positions and describe your research projects.
  • Letters of Recommendation:  Three letters of recommendation are required.  Science professors who can attest to your academic or professional experience are recommended over other referees.  The online application will request the referee's contact info for electronic submission.
  • Statement of Purpose:  In 1-2 pages, address your interest in MCBD Program and how you hope to utilize this Master's degree in your career path.
  • Test Scores: We accept scores for the MCAT, GRE, and USMLE
    • Exam score submission is required for those who have already taken one of the above tests and/or who have a cumulative GPA below 3.25
    • The testing requirement is waived for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and who have no exam scores on file.
  • International applicants must submit a score report for an English proficiency exam.  The accepted exams and minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL (100)
    • IELTS (7.0)
    • Exemptions are approved for i) Canadian citizens or ii) applicants who have received a bachelor's or master's degree from a US academic institution.  In these circumstances, the English proficiency exam is waived after the online application has been submitted.
    • For questions regarding this policy, please contact Dr. Wearsch at mcbd@case.edu.
  • Application Fee: Pay the $50 application fee to submit your application.

Contact Us

MCBD Program
Department of Pathology

Case Western Reserve University
Wolstein Research Building
2103 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
Email: mcbd@case.edu