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Drexel's Master of Science in Biomedicine and Cell and Gene Therapy program offers a unique graduate-level opportunity for students at the intersection of medicine and bioengineering. An ever-evolving global burden of disease requires new innovations in pharmaceuticals, biotech products such as antibodies and vaccines and medical devices. This program empowers students to contribute to these critical areas of research and development.

The Master of Science in Biomedicine and Cell and Gene Therapy degree prepares students to be business directors, project managers, account executives, program managers, manufacturing directors, or plant managers for cell and gene therapy, biomanufacturing, or therapeutic companies.

Students take courses in both the Drexel University College of Medicine and the College of Engineering, providing a unique collaboration between medicine and engineering. Students are taught by both medical school and engineering professors and have access to professionals in related fields. A highlight of the Master of Science in Biomedicine and Cell and Gene Therapy program is a capstone course on the commercialization of a novel biomedical technology. During their capstone, students work with a team to develop a commercialization plan. Students also have the option of completing a virtual industry internship, building their resume and experience.

The Biomedicine and Cell and Gene Therapy program is one of only two Master in Science cell and gene therapy programs in the United States. Students of all undergraduate backgrounds are welcome, as we will provide foundational coursework.

Curriculum Outcomes

Creative and Critical Thinking: Students will develop divergent (e.g., generation of novel ideas, thinking out of the box, brainstorming) and convergent thinking (e.g., critical thinking, evaluation of ideas, quantitative and qualitative analysis, scientific reasoning) to generate novel and relevant ideas, strategies, approaches or products.

Technology Use: Students will make appropriate use of technologies to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, make decisions, and conduct research, as well as foster creativity and life-long learning.

Ethical Reasoning: Students will assess their own ethical values and the social context of ethical problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to an ethical problem, and consider the consequences of alternative actions.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Expression: Students will make meaningful contributions in their chosen field, participating in use-inspired (e.g., inspired by and applied to real-world problems) research, scholarship or creative activity as an individual or in a collaborative effort.

Professional Practice: Students will apply knowledge and skills gained from a program of study to the achievement of goals in a work, clinical, or other professional setting.

Student Computer Recommendations

Students and staff are advised to purchase computers listed under "Small Business" or "Business" categories rather than from "Consumer" product lines. Please refer to the specifications listed in the Computer Buying Guide to gain the most longevity from your computer. View computer buying guide.