Drexel offers international students a variety of master's and doctoral programs
colleges and schools.
Gwenaëlle Proust, a 29-year-old Materials Science and Engineering PhD candidate
from France, chose to pursue both parts of her graduate education at Drexel. "I
researched a number of American and English universities online," she
says, "and Drexel had a curriculum I really liked."
A master's degree significantly increases your chances for higher pay and
advancement in your chosen field. Earning a master's degree at Drexel typically
requires two years of full-time study (usually 45 credits) and a thesis.
If your career plans include teaching at the university level, a doctorate
is a must. Earning a PhD at Drexel usually requires two years of full-time
study (typically 90 credits, including the 45 credits earned at the master's
level) and one to four years of original research culminating in a dissertation
and oral defense before a board of examiners.
Drexel's teaching staff includes more than 1,200 educators, with 653 full-time
teaching faculty and 655 adjunct faculty (many of whom are working professionals
who teach in their areas of expertise). The ratio of full-time faculty to students
varies by program, but the average for the University as a whole is about 1
to 10. Nearly all full-time faculty members hold the highest possible degree
in their field (usually the PhD), and many were once international students
The professors at Drexel strive to inspire their students while maintaining
strict professional standards and their own demanding research schedules. "The
faculty have high expectations of the students," says Ramon Toledo, a
50-year-old Information Science and Technology PhD candidate from the Philippines. "They
will make you work, but they will really help you focus on earning your degree."
The Colleges and Schools of Drexel University
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The academic year at Drexel is based on the quarter system — four terms of
approximately 11 weeks each. View Drexel's