Applications for fall admission are due no later than January 15.

Students seeking financial aid must submit their completed application by March 1 before the Fall semester to which they are applying.  To apply online, please go to If you apply online and have additional materials you wish to include with your application, you can send them by email to or you can send them through the mail to:

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Religious Studies
Tomlinson Hall 243
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7112

A completed application includes:

  • On-line Application
  • A Statement of Objectives
  • Writing Sample of at least 2,500 words (double-spaced; pdf) that demonstrates the quality of the applicant’s academic research and writing
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL, etc.)
  • Application Fee ($50)