24 months
1997 USD/credit 24962 USD/year
1997 USD/credit 24962 USD/year
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The requirements for the Cell Biology program of the Case Western Reserve University include coursework, participation in formal and informal seminars, a research qualifying examination, and the PhD thesis.



The Cell Biology program of the Case Western Reserve University offers students training opportunities as research science professionals through formal coursework, conducting original research in the laboratory of their selected mentor, and through informal interactions provided by seminars, journal clubs, workshops, and laboratory meetings. The centerpiece of this training is the student’s research project that provides the opportunity for completion of a written thesis and preparation of paper(s) for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

By completing the Cell Biology Program, students receive comprehensive training in scientific excellence, research ethics, and oral and written communication skills, and will be cognizant of research frontiers in modern cell biology. The inter-departmental Cell Biology Program includes faculty from basic science departments of the School of Medicine, clinical departments at University Hospitals of Cleveland and from the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology and Human Disease
  • Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Fundamental Biostatistics to Enhance Research Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Since You Were Born: Nobel Prize Biomedical Research in the Last 21 Years

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


25 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students entering through BSTP  begin the first of three research rotations during the summer and participate in the Core Curriculum in Cell and Molecular Biology (C3MB), two integrated courses which provide formal instruction in modern cell and molecular biology
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 24 months.


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