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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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
Meet Diane Kambach, PhD in Molecular Pathobiology Alum
"I came in as a master's student but quickly switched over to the PhD program. I really liked that there was a lot of collaboration across multiple departments. I loved how we did the coursework, too. We were mixed in with people who were doing a lot of different things. Everybody had a different background that you could learn from. It helped to create a broader perspective on medicine and on the research that I was doing."
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Meet Katy Locke, MS in Medical Science Student
"I started out in the Interdepartmental Medical Science (IMS) program before changing to the Medical Science (MMS) program, and got a lot of advice from the faculty about making that happen. There're only eight students in this MMS year, so it really feels like I am able to connect one-on-one with each professor. The faculty members here really care about getting us to our ultimate goal of getting into medical school."
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Meet Austin LaRocca, MS in Medical Science Graduate
"I got into Cooper Medical School of Rowan University for this upcoming cycle, so in August I will be starting orientation week. My long-term goal is to do a surgical residency and become a surgeon. [...] I don't know what I would have done without the MMS program. It would have been a lot harder to get the things I needed on my application in order to get that offer of admission."
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News and Announcements
Drexel graduate and medical students met Dr. James Allison, 2018 Nobel Laureate and 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal winner. Pictured from left to right: Maggie O'Connor (MCBG MD/PhD Candidate); Samuel Flashner (MCBG PhD Candidate); Dr. James Allison; Dr. Brad Jameson (Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Mitchel Parker (MCBG MD/PhD Candidate); Jasmine Peake (MCBG PhD Candidate); and Joseph Assali (MD Candidate).
Drexel Students Meet Nobel Laureate
Drexel graduate and medical students met with 2018 Nobel Prize winner Dr. James Allison to discuss his work, following his seminar entitled "Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights, Opportunities and Prospects for Cures." Dr. Allison's lecture at Drexel University was held in conjunction with his receipt of the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences. Dr. Allison received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for work on immune checkpoint blockade as a treatment for cancer. He is credited with devising an entirely new approach to cancer therapy and saving many lives.
During the month of November, Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS) program graduate student Sam Sayed and his brother Sharif each lifted over 1 million pounds to buy shoes for children in need. They were inspired by a memory of their sister Dayna, who tragically died in a drive-by shooting when she was 16 years old. When his brother came to him with the idea of lifting 1 million pounds in November, they knew they wanted to make it charitable somehow, and that's when they were both inspired by Dayna. Read more.
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. Read more.
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.