Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs
Welcome to the Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs. This unique division includes a broad array of master's-level programs that are primarily focused on the biomedical and health care fields and solidly grounded in the Drexel tradition of applied and practical training in highly technical fields. These programs are designed for recent graduates as well as active professionals, and provide extensive didactic and experiential learning opportunities that help students to successfully launch or advance their careers. Many of the programs include practicums, internships or co-op opportunities that enable students to acquire the hands-on training necessary to succeed in today's specialized fields.
The full-time faculty includes several highly accomplished professionals who have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. They are joined by an extensive roster of active professionals who serve as adjunct faculty and provide a current perspective on their respective fields as well as valuable networking sources.
Our faculty and staff will be happy to provide information about the individual programs, the Graduate School and the University. Please contact us at 215.762.2382.
Biomedicine and Business
The Biomedicine and Business (BMBU) program provides comprehensive training in fundamental aspects of scientific discovery, technology commercialization and business. This program prepares you for leadership in scientifically-oriented management positions in the public or private sector.
Biomedicine and Digital Media
The Biomedicine and Digital Media (BMDM) program is a graduate degree program that intersects science, technology, art and entrepreneurship. This skills-based program is for individuals interested in media design and production careers with an emphasis in health and science.
Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship
The Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship (BMEN) program integrates training in technical and practical aspects of science, research and entrepreneurship for individuals interested in pursuing innovation-driven careers in the life sciences.
Biomedicine and Law
The Biomedicine and Law (BMLA) program provides interactive and comprehensive training in technical and practical aspects of science and research, as well as in the legal aspects related to new biomedical product development, entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance.
Clinical research programs include Clinical Research Organization and Management, Study of Clinical Research, Clinical Research for Health Professionals and Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research.
The Criminalistic Science (CRSC) program is designed for students and working professionals with undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and related fields. Program coursework provides students with an understanding of the relationship between the laboratory and the criminal justice system.
Drug Discovery & Development
The Drug Discovery & Development (DDD) program provides the rigorous scientific and technical training necessary to succeed in the complex and multidisciplinary field of drug discovery and facilitates a smooth transition to an enduring and productive career.
The Forensic Science (MSFS) program exposes students to both the intricacies of problem solving and the real-world application of forensic science. The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation within the forensic sciences while encouraging growth and leadership in new and emerging applications within the field.
The Histotechnology (MHP) program is a one-year master's degree program, comprised of intense academic studies and a three-month practicum. Students will be prepared to work, under the direction of a pathologist, as a highly qualified allied health professional in anatomic pathology laboratories throughout the country.
The Immunology (IMNO) program provides training in various aspects of research related specifically to basic, translational, and clinical research in the fields of immunology and inflammatory disease. Students in this program focus on research and development relevant to new immunodiagnostics, immunotherapeutics and vaccines.
The Infectious Disease (INFD) program provides training in various aspects of basic, translational and clinical research in the field of infectious disease. The program focuses on research and development relevant to new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, and is designed to provide academic and practical knowledge in translational research in immunological and inflammatory diseases.
Master of Laboratory Animal Science
The Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree is a full-time, two-year program designed for students who want to pursue advanced careers in laboratory animal science or laboratory animal facility management. This program is also offered online.
Medical and Healthcare Simulation
The Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) is a unique, two-year program designed for students whose careers require them to provide education and training to others through the use of simulation.
The Molecular Medicine (MMED) program provides training in the academic, research, and entrepreneurial aspects of the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on translational research in the development of therapeutics and vaccines. This program is also available online.
The Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) program combines intense academic studies with one year of practical work in the field. Graduates are prepared to work, under the direction of a pathologist, as a highly qualified allied health professional in anatomic pathology laboratories throughout the country.
Meet Our Students & Alumni
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.
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.
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.