Clinical Research Admission

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We invite scholars from our partnering Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to join our community. 

Application Procedure

Summer Semester

Apply By
Priority Deadline

March 1

Final Deadline

June 1


The final application deadline for the Clinical Research Masters Program is June 1. After this date, applications will be considered on a case by case basis. The Admissions Committee will review applications, arrange interviews and select candidates who will be offered positions. 

Note: When applying for the Capstone Pathway please select "Project/Comprehensive Examination" as program option on the application.

Required Materials: 

  • Online Application: Start the online application. Please indicate that you are applying to the School of Medicine, Clinical Research 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. Letters of recommendation must be signed, dated and on institutional letterhead
  • Statement of Purpose: In one to two pages, address your interest in clinical research 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 (For Capstone Pathway Only): The CWRU Master of Science in Clinical Research program is no longer requiring the GRE for admission.  In order to waive the GRE requirement, you must upload a letter in place of the GRE report.  Please state that you are asking the admissions committee to waive the GRE.  If you have other experiences or scores that you would like considered, please include that in the letter.  If you would like to submit the GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT scores, please upload the unofficial reports instead of a waiver request 
  • 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). Passing scores are as follows:
    • TOEFL (90 on internet-based version, or 577 on paper version)
    • IELTS (7.0 or higher)
    • PTE-Academic (61 or higher)

Contact Us

Clinical Research Program 
Case Western Reserve University 
10900 Euclid Ave.
Wood Building, WG74
Cleveland, OH 44106-4945 

Phone: 216.368.2601
Fax: 216.368.0207

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