Admission to the Biomedical & Health Informatics PhD Program

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The PhD in Biomedical Health Informatics welcomes applicants from a diverse field of backgrounds and training experiences. Graduates from accredited universities and colleges will be considered for admission to the department. Applicants may apply straight from baccalaureate training, from advance degree programs (MS, MPH, MD), or from the professional field.

All applicants must satisfy both Case Western Reserve and department requirements for graduate admission.

Below you will find some basic information about admissions for the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences PhD program. If you have other questions, please email 

When to Apply?

Fall Semester

Apply By
Application Deadline*

December 15

*Must apply by this date to guarantee consideration for first year funding

PhD Application Requirements

  • Online Application: Start the online application. Please indicate that you are applying to the School of Medicine, Biomedical & Health Informatics PhD Program
  • Transcripts: Include school-issued unofficial transcripts, scanned and uploaded for all colleges or universities attended. Electronic transcripts can also be emailed to 
  • Resume/CV: Upload your current resume/CV outlining all work experience and volunteer roles with timeframes. Make sure to highlight any completed research positions or opportunities experienced 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required. A professor who can attest to your academic or professional experience is recommended to write one or more of these recommendations. The online application will request recommenders' contact info for electronic submission 
  • Statement of Purpose: In one to two pages, address your interest in biomedical and health informatics and how you hope to utilize this program in your career path 
  • Application Fee: Pay the $50 application fee upon submission of your application 
  • Test Scores (Optional): Self-report and upload your test-taker copy of the GRE, MAT, MCAT, LSAT, DACT, or GMAT score report. 

For international applicants: if you are not a citizen of an English speaking country or if your previous college or university was not taught in English please submit an English proficiency exam (IELTS, TOFEL, or PTE) 

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Case Western Reserve University aspires to be an inclusive environment, believing that the creative energy and variety of insights that result from diversity are a vital component of the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the university. As a scholarly community, Case Western Reserve is inclusive of people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, national and international backgrounds, welcoming diversity of thought, pedagogy, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, political affiliation and disability. We believe in a culture of inclusion that encourages relationships and interactions among people of different backgrounds, a culture that enhances human dignity, actively diminishes prejudice and discrimination and improves the quality of life for everyone in our community.