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Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Biomedical Science (BMS) Graduate Programs

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is a nationally recognized center of research and graduate education. It offers multidisciplinary graduate instruction and research on both a full- and part-time basis. The faculty includes individuals with engineering, physics, mathematics, biostatistics, life science, medical, and clinical specialties. Multidisciplinary research is carried out through collaboration among Drexel University faculty members and with several medical schools and hospitals in the Philadelphia area. All MS programs require a minimum of 45 quarter term credits (equivalent to 30 semester credits), and can be completed in less than 2 years.

Biomedical Engineering (BME) Master of Science (MS) Degree

The MS in Biomedical Engineering degree curriculum develops graduates who can identify and address unmet clinical, diagnostic, and healthcare needs by using their knowledge of modern theories, engineering systems, and mathematical and engineering tools. Drexel University has been ranked among the 25 Best Master’s in Biomedical Engineering Degrees and #1 in the Greater Philadelphia Area by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources.


Biomedical Science (BMS) Master of Science (MS) Degree

The MS in Biomedical Science degree program applies fundamental biological research, analysis and technology to human health. The program educates students whose undergraduate education is in basic life sciences (e.g., biology) or paramedical disciplines in quantitative data analysis, mathematical modeling, systems analysis and informatics. Biomedical science is a broad field concerned with the application of fundamental biological research and quantitative analysis to human health.


Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Business (IBEB) Master of Science (MS) Degree

The MS in Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Business (IBEB) is designed for engineers pursuing Business/Management oriented careers in Biomedical Engineering. The program is open for students with previous undergraduate degrees in an engineering discipline. The program provides participants with a biomedical engineering training, but combines it with a multifaceted and transferable skill set of a manager and technology entrepreneur. Participants will complete specific courses and have experiences that promote the development of their business skills in terms of management, finance, leadership, communications and marketing skills, thus helping to ensure graduates’ professional success.


Dual MS Degree Options

The University encourages students with broad interests to consider a dual MS option. Through the dual MS program, graduate students already enrolled in a master's degree program at Drexel have the opportunity to work simultaneously on two master's degrees and to complete both at the same time, with a reduced credit requirement for both.


International Programs

An international dual MS degree program in biomedical engineering is available in collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Students in the biomedical engineering MS program at Drexel University can enroll for 1 year of at SJTU and earn two MS degrees at the end of their studies. A dual PhD program with SJTU is also available.

In cooperation with Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College for Engineering in Chennai, India, Drexel offers an international MS graduate program, shortening the path to an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel by a year. Applications for this cost-saving program have to be submitted to Drexel University and will be communicated with SSN.


Graduate Minor in Bioinformatics

The Graduate Minor in Bioinformatics aims to train graduate students in core areas of bioinformatics through an interdisciplinary approach. Students are introduced to biocomputational programming languages and bioinformatics data analysis tasks. Students pursue further in-depth training in genomic data science topics including systems biology, molecular analyses and genomic technologies.


Biomedical Engineering (BME) Doctoral Degree (PhD) Program

The PhD in Biomedical Engineering degree program curriculum develops graduates who can identify and address unmet clinical, diagnostic, and healthcare needs by using their knowledge of modern theories, engineering systems, and mathematical and engineering tools. Biomedical engineers require the analytical tools and broad knowledge of modern engineering and science, fundamental understanding of the biological or physiological system, and familiarity with recent technological breakthroughs.


Biomedical Science (BMS) Doctoral Degree (PhD) Program

The PhD in Biomedical Science degree program applies fundamental biological research, analysis and technology to human health. The program educates students whose undergraduate education is in basic life sciences (e.g., biology) or paramedical disciplines in quantitative data analysis, mathematical modeling, systems analysis and informatics.


Fellowships and Assistantships

Learn about the fellowship and assistantship programs designed to provide students with comprehensive, hands-on training as well as professional and academic growth opportunities.