Physiology & Biophysics

Apply to Graduate Programs in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Apply to Graduate Programs in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Use the university's online Application  

Letters of Recommendation:

The names and email addresses for three references should be entered into the online system.  The letters of recommendation can then be entered into the system directly by the references. This is the preferred method. Alternatively, references can send letters directly to  Letters can also be submitted via Interfolio to If the letters of recommendation will arrive by any method other than the online application system, the applicant should still enter the references’ names and email addresses into the online system. Please do not submit the same letter multiple times through different methods. This delays the processing time.


Official transcripts should be mailed to Dr. Michelle Monasky.  Unofficial transcripts can be submitted along with the online application (preferred) or emailed to to expedite the department review process and notification of decision. However, official acceptance by the School of Graduate Studies, which follows the department review, requires that all official transcripts are first received. If the official transcript shows that the applicant has not yet graduated with an undergraduate degree, a new transcript showing the graduation will have to be submitted before the applicant can begin graduate studies. Please make sure that all unofficial transcripts are legible and include the name of the institution and student.

Test scores:

GRE, MCAT, or DAT scores and TOEFL or IELTS scores (International Students Only) are required for the application process. Of the GRE, MCAT, or DAT, only one exam is required. For international students, additionally either the TOEFL or IELTS is required, but not both. GRE scores should be sent to CWRU using the school code 1105. MCAT Score Reports, DAT, TOEFL, and IELTS scores (if applicable) should be emailed in PDF format to using a clear version that includes the applicant’s name and date of birth on the same page as the scores.

Curricula Vitae (CV)/Resume and Personal Statement:

A CV or resume is optional and can be submitted along with the online application. A personal statement is required and should be submitted along with the online application.


  • June 15, 2016: Online application form and personal statement due
  • July 25, 2016: All other accompanying material (i.e. letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores) due
  • August 1, 2016: Absolute last date for accepted students to accept offer in Hobson to guarantee placement in the program

Admission is granted on a rolling basis. Applications are processed faster when the applicant first completes the online application and accompanying documents are received afterwards. If an applicant submits accompanying materials before submitting the online application, the online application system will not immediately reflect whether the accompanying materials have been received. All documents sent to should be in PDF format and contain the applicant's name in the attachment. The applicant will be notified of the department’s decision by e-mail. The School of Graduate Studies will send accepted students an e-mail, and students must follow the link in the e-mail and accept the position in Hobson, the online system used for the application process. When a student accepts the offer in Hobson, a student identification number will be generated by the School of Graduate Studies. We strongly recommend that students who know they will attend the program formally accept the offer as soon as possible, since formal acceptance of the program by the student is required before a student identification number is issued. This identification number is necessary to apply for financial aid and register for classes. These processes take a considerable amount of time and are out of the control of the department.

Contact Information:

Michelle Monasky Program Coordinator

Michelle Monasky, PhD
Manager of Graduate Education

Case Western Reserve University
Dept. Physiology & Biophysics
Attn: Michelle Monasky, PhD
SOM E527
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-4970