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The Masters of Science in Biomedicine and Law graduate degree program (BMLA) provides comprehensive training in technical and practical aspects of science and innovation, as well as in the legal aspects related to new biomedical product development, entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance. This program is geared to individuals interested in careers focused in technology development.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to progress into more advanced graduate studies in science and/or careers in scientifically oriented management jobs in the public or private sector (e.g., technology commercialization offices, patent agencies). These individuals will also be competitive Law School applicants, if they so chose to continue their professional studies, even though credits for their legal coursework in this program will not be transferable for Law School credits.

Curriculum

This is an interdisciplinary online program offered by the College of Medicine. The science courses, which are offered online are taught by faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine. Faculty from Drexel University's Kline School of Law teach the entrepreneurship courses.

  • 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 Law (BMLA) 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.

  • Online (select courses in both disciplines are offered face-to-face on-campus)
  • Accelerated: 1-year (full-time) or 2.5 years (part-time)

There are several ways to customize the experiential learning component (2.0 - 6.0 semester credits) so that it satisfies both the degree requirements and, especially, the student’s own personal situation. The duration of the internship may vary. Shorter rotations may require that the student enroll in elective courses to meet the semester credit requirements for degree.

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.