Get to Know Drexel

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Find Your Path at Drexel

Since its founding in 1891, Drexel has focused on providing students with an education that integrates knowledge and experience with what students already know, uniquely preparing them to succeed in the real world. Our graduate programs take this concept even further — through advanced research opportunities and practical hands-on experience, our expert faculty members guide students to develop specialized academic paths that leverage their individual accomplishments and speak directly to their needs and personal goals.

With a focus on interdisciplinary academics, you will choose an area of study from within Drexel’s more than 120 graduate programs and associated minors, but your academic journey doesn’t just stop there. Within our top-ranked R-1 university, you’re encouraged to take courses and explore subjects outside of your specialization as you collaborate with experts from a wide variety of fields through research endeavors, special projects, and more.

Reimagine Research

Our diverse faculty, staff, and students are committed to finding new and innovative solutions to 21st-century challenges using advanced research techniques. Learn more about how our unique approach to research is leading to new discoveries that will shape tomorrow.

Is Applying to Drexel Right for You?

You are encouraged to explore our graduate program options and find one that matches your interests. Then, be sure to review our application instructions to learn more about the steps to apply based on your program as well as the criteria our admissions representatives take into consideration when determining your admission to Drexel. You’re also encouraged to explore your financial aid opportunities, as Drexel does offer need-based aid to qualifying international students.

If you think Drexel is right for you, then apply today!

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Drexel’s Graduate Students at a Glance

The following is true of Drexel’s graduate students who graduated in 2020:

1 in 10
of Drexel's graduate student body are international students
93%
Overall job satisfaction of one-year out graduates working full time
95%
Percentage of graduate students employed or enrolled in graduate school one year post graduation

What It's Like to Be an International Graduate Student at Drexel

Whether you choose to study on campus or online, you’ll have direct access to a large number of organizations here to help support and guide you along the way, starting with the office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) whose staff help guide you from the visa process all the way through graduation. From the moment you officially become a Dragon, you'll find the Graduate College to be one of your greatest resources, as they advocate for all graduate students through the lifecycle of their Drexel experience, along with developing academic, cultural, and social programming that enhances the entire graduate student community. Included in our more than 20 active graduate student organizations is the International Graduate Student Association (IGSA), which advocates for the interests of Drexel's international graduate student population and fosters our vibrant community of international students.

And if you who wish to improve your English language skills, The Graduate Preparation Program may be a great starting point for you here at Drexel. Housed in the English Language Center, this program prepares international students for the challenges of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the American graduate environment.

Quote-gradient The Steinbright Career Development Center works with our graduate
students to ensure that they can achieve their dreams. After completing a
graduate program, the Center offers support to assist students in
obtaining jobs in their specific fields.
Drexel students getting career and co-op advice
How Graduate Students Work With the Steinbright Career Development Center

Still have questions?

Our graduate admissions representatives can provide you with everything you need to know about your admission to Drexel. You can also contact the Office of Graduate Admissions via email at enroll@drexel.edu or phone at 215.895.6700.