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The online Master of Science in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship program (BMEN) integrates training in technical and practical aspects of science, research and entrepreneurship for individuals interested in pursuing innovation-driven careers in the life sciences. The program helps develop individual initiative and entrepreneurial thinking around scientific discoveries and innovation. The program is designed to facilitate not only new venture creation but also individual initiative and entrepreneurial thinking.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to progress into more advanced graduate studies in science or entrepreneurship and/or careers in scientifically oriented management jobs in the public or private sector. These graduates will especially be equipped to lead or have top management roles in new biomedical or life sciences ventures.


This program is taught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and from Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship, the nation's first freestanding school of entrepreneurship to offer degrees. Students must complete a minimum total of 36.0 semester credits of combined science and entrepreneurship courses to receive the master of science degree.

  • Non-thesis program (36.0 semester credits needed to graduate)
  • Required and elective courses in each discipline
  • Flexible internship (experiential learning)
  • Customizable plan of study

Program Format

Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship is an online program, but select courses are available on campus (face-to-face). Therefore, students may be eligible to complete this program in a hybrid format.

  • New students admitted each fall and spring semesters
  • Classes taught throughout the year (fall, spring, and summer)
  • Accelerated: 1-year (full-time) or 2.5 years (part-time)

Full-time and Part-time Options

Students may meet the graduate degree requirements in either a full-time (at least 9.0 credits per semester) or part-time basis. Full-time students generally complete the program in one year. Students must enroll in at least 4.5 semester credits of College of Medicine courses to qualify for financial aid. For information regarding financial aid, please visit Drexel Central.

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Note for international students: Certain visa types do not permit individuals to enroll in online or hybrid programs. Foreign applicants should check with their visa sponsors for eligibility. Drexel University cannot sponsor F-1 or J1 visas for individuals interested in online, hybrid, or part-time programs.