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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meet Our Students & Alumni

James Mantas, Drexel Biomedical Studies Program Alum

Biomedical Studies Alum James Mantas
"Once I made the decision to pursue a medical education, I knew that I needed to improve my candidacy and began looking for programs to that end. I found the MBS program online and felt that its blend of undergraduate, graduate and medical school work coupled with MCAT training was perfectly tailored to my needs. I could not have made a better decision as the program was integral to my ultimate acceptance to medical schools." Read more about James.

Mercy Babatope, Drexel Biomedical Studies Program Alum

Biomedical Studies Program Alum Mercy Babatope
"The Biomedical Studies program equipped me with the tools to succeed in my first year classes. The classes I am currently taking are a review of the concepts I learned while at Drexel. I am yet to experience the overwhelming feeling of 'drinking from a fire hose' that the majority of first year medical students describe." Read more about Mercy.

Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum Philip Lena

Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum Philip Lena
"I decided to enroll in a post-baccalaurate program in order to complete my pre-medical classes. As a Mechanical Engineer, I took Physics I/II and Chemistry I, but I never took Chemistry II, Biology I/II or Organic Chemistry I/II. Drexel's Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program allowed me to fulfill these courses, while also giving me a flexible schedule to do so. While I started taking these classes, my wife was a first year resident and we had just gotten engaged. Having the classes in the evening gave me the flexibility to help plan our wedding while also focusing on doing well in my classes." Read more about Philip.

Michael Brinton, Drexel Medical Science Program Student

Medical Science Student Michael Brinton
"Dr. Angelo Lepore was very open to working with someone like me who didn't have lot of research experience. I've learned so much from him and from the other members of the lab, all of whom have been really welcoming and have helped me progress as a researcher. It was both the subject material and the environment. Having a good lab environment is essential to having a good project." Read more about Michael.

Biomedical Studies Alum Renee De La Parra

Biomedical Studies Alum Renee De La Parra
"Now that I am halfway through my first year of medical school, I can say that I was less stressed than I imagined because I had seen the material once during graduate school. Thanks to the Drexel faculty's support and rigorous yet rewarding program, the medical knowledge I acquired during those two years helped pave the way for a smooth transition into medical school." 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."

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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.