Ph.D. On Campus


Case Western Reserve University

60 months
67440 USD/year
67440 USD/year
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The Pathology program of the Case Western Reserve University occurs in three tracks that share a common core curriculum but provide additional track-specific curricular offerings.


This provides a cohesive program that addresses the specific needs of different Pathology-related areas of research training. Core features of the Pathology program of the Case Western Reserve University are shared and provides detailed descriptions of the three training tracks:

  • Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease Training Program (MCBTP)
  • Immunology Training Program (ITP)
  • Cancer Biology Training Program (CBTP)

To earn a PhD in Pathology, a student must complete rotations in at least three laboratories followed by selection of a research advisor, and complete Core and Elective coursework including responsible conduct of research as described in the Course of Study.

Cancer Biology Training Program

The Cancer Biology Training Program provides PhD training related to the causes, diagnosis, progression and treatment of experimental and human cancer. Research topics include many facets of cancer biology, including cancer pathology, cancer genetics, cell signaling, control of cell growth, tumor apoptosis, cancer pharmacology, cancer therapeutics, stem cell biology, cancer imaging, tumor immunology and others. The program focus includes basic scientific research and its applications to clinical settings.

Immunology Training Program

The Immunology Training Program provides PhD training in a wide range of immunology-related topics, spanning from basic research in areas such as innate immunity, T cell activation, tolerance, antigen processing and presentation, MHC function, complement, antibody structure and function, and mucosal immunity to research in clinically relevant models of infectious diseases, vaccine development, immunopathology, transplantation and autoimmunity.

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease Training Program

The MCBDTP provides PhD training in many facets of experimental pathology, including inflammation, receptor signaling, tissue injury and healing, necrosis, apoptosis, cell growth control, neoplasia, biomaterials biocompatibility, neuropathology (including prion disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and other topics), aging, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The program includes basic scientific research, translational research, and applications to clinical settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Basic Pathologic Mechanisms
  • Fundamental Immunology
  • Research Rotation in Biomedical Sciences Training Program
  • Experimental Pathology Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

    67440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33720 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    67440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33720 USD per semester during 60 months.


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