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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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.
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.
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.
Meet Our Students & Alumni
Drexel Graduate Students Marc Hem Lee (Biomedical Studies) and Carlie Mendoza (Cancer Biology) recently gave speeches at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Pre-Commencement Award/Hood Presentation Ceremony on May 16, 2018.
"Keep following your passion. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Because once you find it, it will lead you to your purpose." Read Carlie's Speech
"I believe that the lesson remains—that we, with our similar stories of the adversities of our past, stories shaped by the words of yesterday, each have the capacity to choose differently for ourselves. Choosing these programs here at Drexel is proof of our empowerment and gives new meaning and perspective to the degree we will receive in a few days." Read Marc's Speech
Histotechnology Alum Tariq White
"Yes, I acquired new knowledge about tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, special staining and laboratory leadership/management, but the invaluable part of the Drexel's Histotechnology program is the network you are building." Read more about Tariq.
Drug Discovery & Development Student Chelsea Weldie
"The Drug Discovery and Development program is super malleable. If you're not sure what you want to do, it is a great program for you. But it's also great for people who do know what they want, since it can be shaped to best fit your interests. I am interested in vaccines, which is a very niche area, but we were able to shape the program to make it work for me." Read more about Chelsea.
Drug Discovery and Development Student Caitlyn Rice
"The program has been great and extremely helpful. We have been exposed to so many different scientists, from pharmaceutical companies to different universities. From the PhD students to the post-docs and PIs, everyone on the pharmacology floor is willing to help you out to make sure that you are progressing in the way that you want to." Read more about Caitlyn.
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News and Announcements
When 11-year-old Julian Caraballo performed in his elementary school’s spring concert this year, he saw a few new fans in the audience: three Drexel University graduate students.
A local boy is able to play the violin better than ever and it's all thanks to a couple of graduate students. Read more.
Microbiology and Immunology PhD candidate Jacqueline Schneider Eacret recently won the 3 Minute Thesis competition for her presentation on "Anti-Malaria Vaccines: Multiple Proteins, One Formulation." Learn more about the Three Minute Thesis competition.
Ignacio Sánchez, MD, president of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, will address the Drexel University College of Medicine class of 2018 at its commencement ceremony May 18. (May 01, 2018)
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)