What to Expect
You can complete our program in about seven to eight years—the PhD thesis is usually defended during the fifth or sixth year, while your MD will be awarded upon graduating. And, for the duration of your program, you’ll be supported with covered tuition, an annual stipend and health insurance.
You’ll have research opportunities in a variety of different fields—from biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cancer biology, and cell biology, to genetics and genome sciences, molecular biology and microbiology, and nutrition, just to name a few. And, at CWRU, we strive to develop innovative ways to support clinically relevant research—in collaboration with the Harrington Discovery Institute, MSTP students can now apply for a Harrington-MSTP Scholar Award, which provides funding and drug development support to help translate your promising scientific discoveries into medicines.