Case Western Reserve University

16 months
65476 USD/year
65476 USD/year
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The Pathology program of Case Western Reserve University is intended for students with a background in the biological sciences who are interested in pursuing advanced coursework in the basis of disease.


The core curriculum and electives of the Pathology program of Case Western Reserve University include many topics of medical relevance, including cell and molecular biology, disease pathogenesis, cancer biology, immunology, histology, and gross anatomy. This coursework may be useful for those interested in pursuing a professional doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, DDS, or DMD) or opportunities in basic or clinical research, teaching, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, or government. Our standard program is now 16 months. 

The time of matriculation in the program is flexible; a typical time to degree for the full-time program is 3 semesters, but extended (21 month) and accelerated 12-month programs are also available. The course of study will be determined by the student, their Academic advisor, and the Graduate Program Committee and will consist of 30 credit hours of coursework plus a final project. Flexible electives allow students to focus on an area of interest. While the Master’s may be a terminal degree, it may also lead to admission to doctoral programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell and Molecular Foundations of Pathology
  • Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science
  • Introduction to Clinical Inquiry (IQ)
  • Basic Pathologic Mechanisms
  • Fundamental Immunology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be screened by the Pathology Department Admissions Committee
  • Supply a GRE, MCAT, DAT, or USMLE score
  • A transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An application essay that details the student’s interest in the Program
  • Students will be interviewed on campus or via electronic media (i.e. FaceTime or Skype)
  • Although there are no set requirements, successful applicants would be expected to have an MCAT >500, GRE verbal and quantitative >150, and an undergraduate GPA around 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.


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