Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if this program is right for me?
If you enjoy the science of the engineering process, but would rather work as a product manager or company leader, rather than a design engineer, this is the program for you. This course-intensive program is designed to allow you to explore the entire pathway from bench to bedside. This degree leads students to a career that actively improves patient care and outcomes, without functioning as a clinician or a designer. Translational Health Technology program graduates will help bridge the gap between clinician and engineer, leading to the introduction of medically important devices into the world of health care delivery.
What are your admission requirements?
The Translational Health Technology master’s degree program is granted out of Case Western Reserve University’s School of Graduate Studies and follows the same admission guidelines as all graduate-level programs at the university. Students need to have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or equivalent, or receive consent from the program director, and have taken the GRE in order to be eligible to apply. International students need to have taken the TOEFL. See “How to Apply.”
What do I need to do to apply?
Interested students need to apply through the university’s School of Graduate Studies online application. Visit “How to Apply” to learn more.
When does this program start and end? What is the academic calendar?

The Translational Health Technology program begins at the university’s fall semester and continues through the spring semester and summer session the following year to allow an overlap between the entering and the graduating classes. There is a two-day orientation before the start of the fall semester. See the university’s academic calendar for the specific dates of the academic year in which you are interested.
Is there an orientation program?
Yes. Admitted students should plan to be on campus by the Thursday prior to the first day of classes, for two days of orientation. They will meet the previous class and be exposed to the final project presentations.
How much is tuition?
The Translational Health Technology program follows the same tuition rates as all graduate programs. See the current academic year rates for the School of Graduate Studies: Graduate programs. Full-time tuition includes the fall and spring semesters. Additionally, you will be responsible for up to 4 credit hours during the summer. 
How will I find a job after graduation?
This degree program is designed for career-bound professionals in translational biomedical engineering. The core competencies you will learn in this program will make you a highly skilled and sought-after leader for large and small biotechnology companies and start-ups. As with all graduate programs at the university, faculty members as well as university career services will work with students to assist in your job placement.

Can I take this program online?
In order to gain the full benefits of this program’s experiential learning focus, students need to be on campus to participate in clinical visits and other active-learning models. Some courses may be able to be taken via the school’s distance-learning option, but students should plan for an academic year of campus residency.
Can I study part time?
Yes. Students can elect to enroll full-time for one year, or part-time for two years.
What time of day are classes offered? Can I participate in this program if I am working full-time? 
Many classes are offered in the late afternoon and evening. Additionally, certain classes may be able to be taken through distance learning, which allows you to complete coursework at a time that best meets your schedule.
Are there any scholarships available for this program?
Not at this time.
Can I live on-campus while studying in this program?
The university does not currently offer on-campus housing to graduate students. However, the Office of Housing and Residence Life offers assistance in locating convenient, nearby off-campus housing.

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