Masters in Patent Practice Applications

Applications for the MPP program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The deadline for fall is July 1st.

The MPP program seeks candidates with backgrounds in engineering, computer science and the physical or biological sciences. Applicants must have good academic records from fully accredited universities and colleges. Students admitted to the program should already hold undergraduate degrees.

Application Requirements:
  • Personal statement: Limited to 1 page. Please explain why you are interested in the MPP program and provide a brief assessment of your eligibility to sit for the patent bar.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Recommendation letters may be either (a) Mailed by the applicant in a sealed and signed envelope; (b) mailed by the recommenders; or (c) Emailed directly by the recommender to
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions with notarized translations into English if applicable; the transcripts may be mailed in sealed envelopes or electronic transcripts can be sent to

    Mailed transcripts can be sent to:
    MA in Patent Practice
    ATTN: Aylin Drabousky
    Case Western Reserve University
    School of Law
    11075 East Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
  • TOEFL Scores (if applicable): the minimum acceptable score per the university is 90 if internet-based and 577 if paper based.
  • Affidavit of financial support required for F1 and J1 visa documentation (if applicable)

A special note: The MPP application process runs through the online portal of the CWRU Graduate Studies office, however, all questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Aylin Drabousky (216) 368-1806 or by email at Please do not contact Graduate Studies for questions related to the MPP program.

Instructions for Application

Go here to being the application:

  • Create a user name and log-in
  • After log-in click “Start Application”
  • Select: “Degree Seeking” Application
  • Enrollment information: Scroll to the bottom and under the ‘School of Law’ section, select ‘Patent Practice’
  • Degree is MA
  • Academic Plan is Patent Practice (MA)
    • There are not any Sub-Plan/Concentration or Specializations
  • The term should be Fall 2019
  • There are no dual degrees at this time
  • The Case Institution code is: 3000957 (also searchable using “Case”)
  • The only required test is the TOEFL, if applicable

Applications are only reviewed once they are complete. Once you have a completed application you will be able to track its progress via Hobsons using the same log-in information.

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