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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 forensics, 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
 

Elijah Davis: Drexel Microbiology and Immunology PhD Program Class of 2023-2024

Elijah Davis, Microbiology and Immunology PhD Program Student

"I knew that I wanted to conduct impactful research that shed light on unsolved questions of the world. That is exactly what I found at Drexel University College of Medicine. The studies here range from microbiology to pharmacology and include everything in between. It was evident to me that this was the place to be for high-quality research." Read more.

Kate Williams, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program Rising Star, Class of 2022

Kate Williams, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program Rising Star, Class of 2022

"Since day one, I knew that the IHS program was special. From an academic standpoint, you are exposed to a broad variety of courses that challenge you and help you grow as a student. From a community involvement perspective, the city of Philadelphia is a great place to volunteer, which I’ve seen in the numerous and diverse organizations with which IHS students work. However, the thing that really makes IHS special, and what has made this such a truly positive experience for me are the people." Read more.

Rachel Olk, Drexel Pathologists’ Assistant Class of 2023

Rachel Olk, PathA Class of 2023

"Drexel’s Pathologists’ Assistant program stood out to me from the beginning of my search. The curriculum focuses on making connections between what is learned in the classroom and practical applications during rotations. Students are taught how to apply their knowledge rather than simply memorizing." Read more.


 
Graduate Student Demographics
 

2021-22 - Ethnicity

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - Race

2021-22 - Age

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - Age

2021-22 - Gender

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - Gender

2021-22 - International

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - International


 
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
 

Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2022

The class of 2022 celebrated Commencement at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 9 a.m. on May 13, with an audience of family, friends, Drexel faculty and staff. The ceremony celebrated 552 MD program and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies students as they became alumni. Read more.

DrExcel Health Showcases Student-Driven Innovation

On April 29, multidisciplinary teams of medical and biomedical engineering students from the DrExcel Health student group gathered at Drexel University’s Bossone Research Center to present concepts for innovative medical devices. The event, DrExcel Health Demo Day, marked the student-driven, extracurricular group’s first in-person meeting in two years. Read more.

2022 Graduate School Faculty Awards

Drexel University College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies recently recognized faculty excellence with its Teaching and Mentoring Awards. Fellow faculty, staff and students selected faculty members to receive these honors. Read more.

College of Medicine’s Research Showcased at 2021 Discovery Day

Members of the College of Medicine community came together this week for Discovery Day 2021, gathering at the Philadelphia Convention Center to discuss original research. The Thursday, October 21 event showcased a variety of biomedical science and clinical research topics. Read more.

Platform Presentation at St. Chris Research Day

Dual Degree MD/MS program student Bhavya Kanuga was selected for a platform presentation at the 31st Annual Tower Health and St. Chris Research Day. He will be presenting his thesis research, “The Clinical Utility of the Thyroid Imaging and Reporting System (TI-RADS) in Risk Stratification of Pediatric Nodules Using Ultrasound,” during the Research Day Grand Rounds.

2021 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service and teaching by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff. Each class of medical students nominate faculty and professional staff for the honor and vote to determine the award winners. Read more.

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