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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Master of Science Programs

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Biochemistry

Biochemistry (BIOC) is a challenging, broad-based graduate program involving research and coursework leading to the MS or PhD degree. Through this graduate program, students work at the interface between chemistry and biology to probe the interactions between biomolecules that direct cellular function.

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Biomedical Studies

The Biomedical Studies program is a two-year master's degree program designed for students who have completed the required health professional school prerequisites and may need to strengthen their science background and/or MCAT score before applying to medical or other health professional schools. The curriculum offers preparation for the MCAT, undergraduate science review courses and graduate-level courses to prepare students for the rigor of health professional schools.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Biotechnology

The Biotechnology (BIOT) program is a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction to provide training focused on cutting-edge technologies used in modern bioscience and biotechnology.

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Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology (CBIO) program provides a degree focused on the fundamentals of cancer from an interdisciplinary perspective, including molecular and cell biology of cancer initiation, metastasis, treatment and prevention.

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Clinical Research

Clinical research programs include Clinical Research Organization and Management, Study of Clinical Research, Clinical Research for Health Professionals and Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research.

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Criminalistic Science

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.

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Drexel Pathway to Medical School

The Drexel Pathway to Medical School is a one-year master's degree program with early assurance into the College of Medicine. The program provides students who have taken premed classes the opportunity to further enhance their academic background in preparation for medical school studies. Drexel Pathway to Medical School program students who meet the GPA and MCAT score requirements matriculate into the medical school.

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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.

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Forensic Science

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.

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Histotechnology

The Histotechnology (MHS) 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.

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Immunology

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.

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Infectious Disease

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.

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Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Our students strengthen their record for application to pre-medical and other health care professions while exploring careers in the health sciences. Students' performance in "hard science" courses could result in consideration for admission to our post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs.

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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.

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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.

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Medical Science

The Master of Science in Medical Science program is a rigorous, two-year degree program that couples a challenging and rich curriculum with engaged and personalized student advisement. The program is designed to provide talented students interested in applying to medical school both medical knowledge and research competencies.

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Microbiology & Immunology

This multidisciplinary program offers both MS and PhD degrees. Students in the Microbiology & Immunology (MI) program have the opportunity to work with faculty members who have diverse research interests ranging from the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of infectious agents to the effect of aging on the immune function.

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Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics

The Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics (MCBG) program provides a broad education-training for graduate students interested in biomedical problems that cross disciplinary boundaries. Students have the opportunity pursue research interests under the guidance of faculty in six different departments/centers.

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Molecular Medicine

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.

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Neuroscience

Our graduate courses are taught by an interdepartmental faculty spanning neurobiology and anatomy, pharmacology and physiology, microbiology and immunology, and biology. Students in the Neuroscience (NEUS) program can earn a master's or PhD degree, leading to careers in scientific research, pharmaceutical research, academic administration, public policy and more

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Graduate students in the Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Pathologists' Assistant

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.

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Pharmacology & Physiology

The Pharmacology & Physiology (PHPH) program offers graduate courses leading to the MS and the PhD. Both degrees require independent research under the direction of our faculty, who are engaged in highly active research programs involving molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches to experimental pharmacology and physiology.

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