Students interested in earning a Ph.D. in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics may enter the program through three mechanisms.
Students interested in a M.S. degree in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics must directly apply to the program through the School of Graduate Studies. Click on the link that says "Apply online through Hobsons*" near the top of the page.
Direct admission to the SYBB program will follow the guidelines denoted in the General Bulletin of CWRU. Candidates will be evaluated based on: overall GPA, science GPA, and GRE scores (required). Very important criteria will also include responses to the 4 supplemental questions, 3 letters of reference, prior research experience, and possibly on campus interviews. Personal essay and CV are optional.
All students applying to the SYBB Program will be expected to have an undergraduate or master's degree in one of the component disciplines of the program including biological, computer, or quantitative sciences. The following undergraduate courses are strongly recommended: Introductory Biology (2 semesters), Introductory Chemistry (2 semesters), Biochemistry, Introductory Physics (2 semesters), Calculus through differential equations, Linear Algebra, Introductory Computer Science, and Introductory Statistics. The academic background of all students who are offered admission to and are admitted to the program will be evaluated for suitability based upon the criteria above. Remedial work to cover any deficiencies in background may be recommended as a condition of matriculation. Remedial coursework will be incorporated into the student's individualized course of study.
For International Students
Our program has limited financial resources for supporting students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. We give preference to foreign applicants who have fellowships that can partially support their graduate education, who have strong research experience and publications, or who have completed some of their education in a university in North America. Because of these financial constraints, foreign applicants who do not satisfy one of these criteria will have a small chance of admission.
The TOEFL examination will be required for international students. For direct admit students, we will follow the General Bulletin guidelines regarding the demonstration of the necessary command of English for foreign students.
Phone: 216 368-4268
Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Case Western Reserve University
BRB 9th Floor Admin West
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4988