What to Expect
At Case Western Reserve, you’ll work toward your own discoveries as part of a team of prolific researchers. Our esteemed group of field-leading faculty will guide you through your studies. Additionally, you’ll choose a research advisor who will provide mentorship in research conception, methods, performance and ethics, and who will help you build professional contacts.
Our program is designed for you to enhance your own research portfolio and hone your technical expertise, as well as form the skills that make you a well-rounded professional: creativity, communication, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial thinking, leadership and business acumen.
As a PhD student, you are required to complete 36 hours of coursework. This includes the departmental core courses and 18 credit hours of thesis work, in addition to passing the research qualifying exam (oral proposal) and the written qualifying exam.