Ph.D. On Campus

Physiology and Biophysics

Case Western Reserve University

36 months
67440 USD/year
67440 USD/year
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The Physiology and Biophysics program of the Case Western Reserve University provides an interdisciplinary doctoral training allowing you to pursue a research career in the medical sciences.


We emphasize a quantitative and state-of-the art instrumentation intensive approach that equips you with cutting edge skills to address key biological questions. The ultimate goal of the Physiology and Biophysics program of the Case Western Reserve University is to train future scientists in understanding the mechanisms that control normal function of biological processes, translating that knowledge into new approaches and cures for disease.


  • Financial support for PhD students includes: 1) a living stipend paid directly to the student; 2) benefits with health insurance; and 3) a full tuition waiver.
  • Ideal for students with background in biochemistry, physics, biology or chemistry
  • Integrated physiology and biophysics core courses focused on cardiovascular, kidney and nervous system and diseases at levels from molecules to human.
  • Choice of many elective courses across campus for in-depth study.
  • Three rotation projects, followed by lab selection.
  • After three semesters essentially all course work is complete and you can fully concentrate on research.
  • Cutting edge research in the areas of structural biology and cellular physiology, often with intensive use of high end instrumentation.
  • Mentoring by nationally, if not internationally, recognized research faculty.
  • Active study in courses and high level skills for research presentations will get you ready for your future career in academia or in industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Since You Were Born: Nobel Prize Biomedical Research in the Last 21 Years
  • Fundamental Biostatistics to Enhance Research Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Physiology of Organ Systems
  • Cell Signaling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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28 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 36 months.
  • National

    67440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33720 USD per semester during 36 months.


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