For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers over 40 doctoral, master's and professional development programs. These academic programs emphasize real-world experience and help guide students to make career decisions that best fit their abilities and evolving needs.

Students are mentored by and work with world-renowned faculty members from the Graduate School and other Drexel colleges including Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Dornsife School of Public Health, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and LeBow College of Business. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach provides students with a career-focused learning experience and extensive training in their chosen fields.

Explore Unique Opportunities

Close view of hands holding a laboratory instrument at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Biomedical Science Programs

Our research-intensive PhD and master's programs prepare tomorrow's leaders in scientific investigation. Through innovative and collaborative curriculums, students receive hands-on training in basic, clinical and translational research.

Learn more
About interdisciplinary & career-oriented programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs

Interdisciplinary and career-oriented Master of Science and certificate programs are offered to students who wish to pursue or advance in a career in the health sciences. These programs emphasize the real-world application of science to careers in forensics, drug discovery, histotechnology, infectious disease, biomedicine, immunology and more.

Learn more
About pre-medical and pre-health programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Pre-medical & Pre-health Programs

Our pre-medical and pre-health programs prepare students for entry into medical, dental, optometry, chiropractic, podiatric and veterinary medical schools. We have helped thousands of students gain entry to these professional schools, as well as other advanced degree programs.

Learn more

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Mariah Elly, Drexel Biomedical Studies Program Alum

Biomedical Studies Alum Mariah Elly
"I strongly believe this program is what got me into medical school, and not just one but several. Through the program I became a competitive applicant and was sufficiently prepared for medical school. The graduate school preparation also helped me fine-tune my study strategies, so now I'm a more effective learner, and I know exactly what to focus on." Read Mariah's Story

Drug Discovery and Development Student Jennifer Green

Drug Discovery and Development Student Jennifer Green
"They bring in a lot of people from the industry to talk to us, which is really helpful, especially in a master's program where we have two years to figure out what comes next. The speakers bring different perspectives and have advice to help you figure out whether a PhD program might be right for you, or, if you're going into a career next, they can advise whether you should do lab research for your thesis or do an internship. It's been very valuable to be able to talk to these people as they come in." Read more about Jennifer.

Tyler Bernadyn, Drexel Drug Discovery and Development Program Student

Drug Discovery & Development Student Tyler Bernadyn
"I think it's great that you can construct the program to fit what you want it to be. With my goal being going to medical school, I needed the courses to boost my GPA. I checked that off, but I also wanted to do the research-heavy aspect too because I knew it would benefit me in medical school." Read more about Tyler.

Apeksha Khatiwada, Drexel Drug Discovery and Development Program Student

Drug Discovery & Development Student Apeksha Khatiwada
"I am so glad that I chose this program. The curriculum is well organized and offers outstanding electives. I especially enjoyed the core course Drug Discovery Development I and II, which is a wonderfully designed course that gives insight to the drug discovery flowchart, what to expect, the trend in industries, FDA guidelines, industrial and academic collaborations, case studies for a number of marketed drugs, and more." Read more about Apeksha.

Renee Jean-Toussaint, Drexel Drug Discovery & Development Program Alum

Drug Discovery & Development Alum Renee Jean-Toussaint
"The Drug Discovery and Development core courses bring lectures from both faculty and industry with a broad range of expertise in various aspects of drug discovery and development. This also allowed us to become familiar with the most current and up-to-date information. The curriculum also promotes teamwork. The course projects require participating in teams to develop strategies to solve real problems--similar to what we would experience in the real world." Read more about Renee.

Meet Our Faculty - Jacqueline Barker, PhD

"The focus of my lab is on the neural circuits underlying learning and memory, so the normal processes by which we learn about contexts and contingencies and how we use and integrate that information to guide us through our day-to-day lives, as well as how those normal processes are dysregulated or disrupted in neuropsychiatric illness."

Learn more about Jacqueline

Jacqueline Barker, PhD

News and Announcements

Maya Rao, PhD, Publishes Article in Journal of Biological Chemistry

Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics PhD Maya Rao recently published "Interaction between the AAA+ ATPase p97 and its cofactor ataxin3 in health and disease: Nucleotide-induced conformational changes regulate cofactor binding" in the November issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (February 2018)

Discovery Day 2017 Winners

With topics ranging from HIV/AIDS to spinal cord injury and neuroengineering, more than 380 Drexel University College of Medicine students and scientists showcased original research at Discovery Day 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Drexel Researcher Wins STAT News Wunderkind Award

STAT — a Boston-based national publication focused on science and health news — has named Halley Oyer, PhD, one of the "brightest young minds in life science." Oyer is a College of Medicine postdoc working in the laboratory of Felix Kim, PhD. (October 2017)

Austin Coley Receives First Ever F99/K00 Fellowship from NIH/NINDS

Austin Coley, a neurobiology PhD student in the laboratory of Wen-Jun Gao, PhD, is the recipient of the first ever F99/K00 fellowship from the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (September 2017)

Zak Brodnik Wants to Change How You Think About Addiction

As a doctoral candidate in neuroscience at Drexel University College of Medicine, Zak Brodnik’s work focuses on the biology underlying drug-use disorders, and he has a message he wants to deliver alongside his research. (September 2017)

Graduate College Shines a Light on Outstanding Student Achievements

At this year’s Graduate Student Day, the Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association joined together to honor the work done by Drexel students in the classroom and in the community. (June 01, 2017)

Students in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies viewing slides under a microscope.