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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.

Prospective students have the opportunity to learn more about our programs at recruitment events held around the country and online. Learn more

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 Division of 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 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

Samuel Kou, Intensive Medical Sciences

Samuel Kou
Intensive Medical Sciences

"I decided that the Intensive Medical Sciences program was a good fit because it would provide an opportunity to not only show my academic capabilities, but also to work with advisors to ensure my application was the best it could be." Read more.

Diane Eggers, Drexel PathA Program, Class of 2008

Diane Eggers
PathA Alum

"The Pathologists’ Assistant program at Drexel University was the first program I started researching. I liked the location in Philadelphia, as I have both family and friends in that area, and the program staff were very friendly and helpful while I gathered information about the program and through the application process." Read more.

Kristen Nugent, Evening Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Kristen Nugent
Evening Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Alum

"I chose Drexel University’s hybrid Evening Pre-Medical program as it is designed for students who want to pursue a career in health professions and be able to maintain any current work positions." Read more.

Graduate Student Demographics

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2023-24 - Gender, Citizenship, Campus, Status Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2023-24 - Ethnicity, Race, Age

Meet Our Faculty

Edward J. Hartsough, PhD

"I wasn't necessarily married to melanoma at all as a model system, but I’ve found over the years that the melanoma research community is great. The people are really welcoming. Everybody's really supportive, especially to young investigators, so I don't see myself leaving this community any time soon." Read more.

Edward Hartsough

Kimberly Dougherty, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Dougherty is an associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and has been here for five years studying rhythm generating circuitry in the spinal cord. Dr. Dougherty is an engaging young scientist who recently reached the exciting milestone of graduating her first doctoral student. Read more.

Dr. Kimberly Dougherty - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

News and Announcements

College of Medicine’s 2023 Discovery Day Highlights Research Efforts

Members of the College of Medicine community came together on Thursday, November 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia for Discovery Day 2023. The annual event highlights participants’ original research across many biomedical science and clinical research topics. Read more.

Could a Breakdown in the Brain’s Networks Allow Infections to Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease?

New data published this month in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, from researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine, gives more evidence to the possibility that developing a pathobiome in the brain could cause some forms of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Read more.

Advice for Incoming Graduate Students at Drexel

How can you best connect with peers and mentors? What are some good places to eat, study and relax — on or off campus? Current graduate students shared tips for Dragons who are just starting at the University this year. Read more.

2023 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service, teaching and mentoring by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff, who are nominated by each class of medical students for the honor. Students vote to determine the award winners. Read more.

Faculty Awards Honor Excellence Across College of Medicine Missions

Drexel University College of Medicine faculty were honored recently at the annual Faculty Day. This year, the number of Faculty Awards was expanded from 12 to 21 to recognize excellence across the College’s missions and include faculty at all career levels. Read more.

Students in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies viewing slides under a microscope.