Our program is unique for its multi-institutional approach to graduate training. Our students benefit from the expertise, experience and facilities of more than 125 graduate faculty located at our Partner institutions, including Kent State University, the Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. The training opportunities provided by our world-class faculty place our graduates in high demand for research and teaching positions throughout the United States.
The Program Areas
We offer graduate degrees in five focused program areas: Biological Anthropology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Our students participate in an integrated curriculum designed to provide a firm grounding in the discipline, as well as in depth knowledge in specific areas of interest. Our faculty are involved in every area of biomedical research. Along with the combined resources available, they provide our students the opportunity for first-rate training in a modern research setting.
Admission and Advisor Selection
Interested students should follow the application procedures given under "Apply Now". Although students must select one of the five Program Areas (e.g. Neurosciences), choosing an advisor prior to arriving on campus is not required. All incoming students are expected to rotate through laboratories in the first year, before selecting an appropriate advisor.
Our students complete their course work at Kent State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University, which frequently involves moving the five miles (8 km) between the institutions. Although ride sharing is common, new students must be aware of the travel issue and prepare for it in advance of arriving on campus. Students enrolled in the joint Kent State/Cleveland Clinic program need to find transportation to the Clinic (45 miles, 72 km) for lab rotations in the first summer. Normally, students relocate to the Cleveland area, once they begin their dissertation research at the Clinic. Again, ride sharing is common, but the students are responsible for transportation.
In addition to stipends, tuition remission and fee waivers, fellowships are available to our students. The University Fellowship is provided to one student each year, in order to release that student from service responsibilities for a semester. This is normally awarded to a student to facilitate preparation of the dissertation. Incoming students with excellent credentials are also considered for Walter C. Adams Fellowships, which provide an extra $2,000 to aid in moving and establishing residence in the area.
Highly motivated students, with interests in research careers in the biomedical sciences, may apply to the School using the information provided on this web site. Those needing further information on the School should complete the form requesting same using this link: INFORMATION