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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Biomedical Science Programs

Welcome to the Division of Biomedical Science Programs. This Division is home to the Graduate School’s research-intensive MS and PhD programs. We offer state-of-the-art research training in biochemistry, biotechnology, cancer biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics. Our programs are collaborative, student-centered and interdisciplinary, and feature both discipline-specific as well as broadly applicable and integrative coursework. We adopt a career-oriented approach that is designed to generate tomorrow's scientific leaders in academia and industry, and also expose students to career options in law, scientific writing, government policy, and business, providing advice on these paths from leading experts. Faculty mentors with active research programs are directly involved in all aspects of a student's training.

We invite you to visit the program-specific links provided below to explore the many research-intensive training options that are available. The division director, program directors and academic administrators are all available and are happy to answer your questions.

Drexel graduate student in a lab.


Biochemistry (BIOC) is a challenging, broad-based graduate program involving research and coursework leading to the MS or PhD degree. Through this graduate program, students work at the interface between chemistry and biology to probe the interactions between biomolecules that direct cellular function.

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A Biotechnology program graduate student at Drexel University College of Medicine.


The Biotechnology (BIOT) program is a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction to provide training focused on cutting-edge technologies used in modern bioscience and biotechnology.

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A Cancer Biology program graduate student working in the lab at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology (CBIO) program provides a degree focused on the fundamentals of cancer from an interdisciplinary perspective, including molecular and cell biology of cancer initiation, metastasis, treatment and prevention.

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About the MD/PhD dual degree program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Physician Scientist MD/PhD

The MD/PhD physician scientist training program is designed for a limited number of students who are strongly motivated toward a career in academic medicine and medical research. The program trains individuals in the fundamental clinical aspects of medicine and offers advanced training in a specific field of research.

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Photo by Kevin Egan, doctoral candidate, Laboratory of Stephen Jennings, PhD at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Microbiology & Immunology

This multidisciplinary program offers both MS and PhD degrees. Students in the Microbiology & Immunology (MI) program have the opportunity to work with faculty members who have diverse research interests ranging from the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of infectious agents to the effect of aging on the immune function.

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A Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics program graduate student working in a laboratory at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics

The Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics (MCBG) program provides a broad education-training for graduate students interested in biomedical problems that cross disciplinary boundaries. Students have the opportunity pursue research interests under the guidance of faculty in six different departments/centers.

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A neuroscience graduate student working in a laboratory at Drexel University College of Medicine.


Our graduate courses are taught by an interdepartmental faculty spanning neurobiology and anatomy, pharmacology and physiology, microbiology and immunology, and biology. Students in the Neuroscience (NEUS) program can earn a master's or PhD degree, leading to careers in scientific research, pharmaceutical research, academic administration, public policy and more

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Drexel University College of Medicine Pharmacology and Physiology graduate student looking into a microscope.

Pharmacology & Physiology

The Pharmacology & Physiology (PHPH) program offers graduate courses leading to the MS and the PhD. Both degrees require independent research under the direction of our faculty, who are engaged in highly active research programs involving molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches to experimental pharmacology and physiology.

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Michael Bouchard, PhD - Director, Biomedical Science Programs

Michael Bouchard, PhD
Director, Biomedical Science Programs