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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 3 are eligible for the Summer Career Planning Program. This is an 8-week online event series that begins in early June.


Summer 2023 Application Deadline
Round 1 - Early action February 20
Round 1 - Final deadline for International applicants** February 20
Round 2 - Final deadline for US applicants April 3


Fall 2023 Application Deadline
Round 1 - Early action February 20
Round 2 - Summer Career Planning Program eligibility April 3
Round 3 - Priority decision (all applicants) May 15
Round 3 - Final deadline for International applicants** May 15
Round 4 - Final deadline for US applicants June 30


Spring 2023 Application Deadline
Round 1 - Early action October 20
Round 1 - Final deadline for International applicants** October 20
Round 2 - Final deadline for US applicants November 15

How to Apply?

The required application materials include:

  • Online Application: Start the online application. The MS 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 Master's Program and how you hope to utilize this 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
  • Application Fee: Pay the $50 application fee to submit your application.

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Pathology MS Programs

Wolstein Research Building

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine