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Graduate Admissions


The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems offers MS degrees and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science.

Entrance Requirements

Acceptance for graduate study at Drexel Biomed requires a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States or equivalent international institution. Regular acceptance requires a minimal cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale for the last two years of undergraduate work, and for any graduate level work undertaken. Applicants for post-master's status must show potential for further study by having maintained a 3.5 average in their master's-level studies.

Drexel Biomed practices a Rolling Admissions policy--students are able to apply at any term during the year, but students are encouraged to matriculate in the Fall to ensure proper sequence of coursework.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Drexel Biomed normally requires a TOEFL score of at least 550.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – All MS applicants are urged to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). While admission is not contingent on the production of GRE results, candidates who do not produce GRE scores will be at a significant disadvantage relative to those who do. Moreover, students who elect not to produce GRE scores will not be eligible for consideration for any form of financial aid offered by the School or the University.

In addition to the requirements of Drexel Biomed, students must satisfy the requirements of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in matters such as academic standing, thesis, examinations, and time limits.

Financial Aid

Financial support for qualified students pursuing studies toward the MS and PhD degrees is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.

Calhoun Fellowships are supported by the School's Calhoun Endowment. To be considered for a fellowship, students must submit GRE scores along with all their application materials. The application deadline is February 28th for the following academic year. Applicants will be notified by April 30th each year. For more information, please contact Dr. Rahamim Seliktar.

The Drexel Dean's Fellowship and Dean's Award are non-need-based awards given on the basis of merit to full-time graduate students that cover a percentage of tuition costs. These awards are made by the Office of Graduate Admissions and require a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment in order to continue for future years. Please visit the Drexel Central website to learn more about Merit Scholarships.

For further assistance, students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

All applicants who answer "yes" to question 9 on the graduate application will automatically be considered for departmental assistantships. There is no additional paperwork to apply. Applicants interested in graduate assistantships must submit GRE scores since these awards are based on academic merit.

Cost of Study

For more detailed information regarding Graduate Tuition and Fees, please visit Drexel Central

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, two years is normally required for a post-baccalaureat student to achieve an MS degree.

The Application

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To request additional information, application forms or a visit to the campus please visit the Admissions Overview Page.

A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50.00 is required of all applicants, unless you apply online or apply during a campus visit. The check or money order must be drawn on a U.S. Bank and be payable to: "Drexel University".

BONUS! Visiting our campus is the best way for you to get your Drexel questions answered. If you submit your application while visiting Drexel, we'll waive the fee as a thank you.

Mailing Address for graduate application items:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104 USA