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Medical Science How to Apply

Medical Science program applications are now being accepted for 2018.

Admission is granted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates will be required to have a telephone interview. Upon review of the application, the Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs retains the right to place the application under consideration for an alternate program that is more suited to the applicant's credentials.

Application Process

To be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Medical Science program, you must have completed a four-year Bachelor's degree program, or the equivalent. While applicants typically have degrees in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, or other related field, applicants with degrees in other fields of study will be considered. In general, successful students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 at the college level and an MCAT score that is consistent with that level of achievement. Of course, other factors are also considered in your application: extenuating circumstances, your experiences in and out of health care, and volunteerism. Your essays are a vital component of your application. They give us insight into who you are, how you express yourself, and what your motivations are. Letters of reference are also extremely important in providing us with information about how you interact with others and what your past experiences are.

Instructions for Applying Online

  • Click on yellow "APPLY NOW" box on the right side of this page
  • Login to "Returning User" or create a new account "First Time User"
  • Click on "Start New Application" at the bottom of the page
  • Select Application Type "Fall 2018-Summer 2019"
  • Next, choose drop down menu option "2018-2019 Graduate"
  • Click on "Create an Application" box
  • Open Application
  • All information in "Personal" must be completed first
  • Then, go to "Application Information"
  • For Academic Area of Interest choose "Medicine"
  • For Program choose: "Medical Science, MS" (MMS Program)

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Medical Science program must provide the following credentials:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or international equivalent
  • Completion of one year each of general biology, chemistry, physics and organic chemistry with laboratories and grades of C or above
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be competitive
  • MCAT or GRE scores (see Standardized Test Scores below). We also accept competitive scores for the DAT for dental applicants or OAT for optometry applicants
  • A demonstrated commitment to medicine and research
  • Applications are welcomed from international students that have earned their bachelor's degree from Drexel University

Applying to the Program

Required Supplemental Material for Admission

  • Transcripts:
    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. International transcripts have to be evaluated by a member of NACES.
  • Standardized Test Scores:
    Official test scores from graduate and professional admission exams such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are required. Successful applicants typically have a traditional MCAT score above 27, an overall score of 500 or better on the new MCAT, or a GRE score of 152 or above in verbal, 153 or above in quantitative, and 4.0 in writing.
  • TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores.
  • Personal Statement:
    Please explain your reasons for specifically pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Science from Drexel. This program is very research-centered; explain your short-term and long-term career plans, and how your background, previous research experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Master of Science in Medical Science degree from Drexel University, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Evaluations:
    All letters of evaluation sent electronically must be on letterhead, have a hard signature and come from an .edu account. Letters of evaluation may be submitted through Interfolio.
    • Either one composite letter from the undergraduate pre-medical committee
    • Or three letters of reference (two science professors that have taught you, one additional letter)
  • Completed online math science GPA calculation form. Please note, you will need to start your application before you can use the form.

Mailing Application Materials

Please send your application materials to:
Drexel University
Application Processing
P.O. Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Tuition for the Current Academic Year

Tuition information for the Medical Science program is available on the Drexel Central website.

Financial Aid Information

Financial aid is available from many sources, such as the federal government and private organizations, or from the University itself. Financial aid may be in the form of loans, grants, scholarships or part-time employment. For information regarding financing your education, please visit Drexel Central.

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