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Medical Science How to Apply

The application cycle for the fall 2022 program is now open.

Admission is granted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates will be required to have a telephone interview. Upon review of the application, the Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs retains the right to place the application under consideration for an alternate program that is more suited to the applicant's credentials.

Application Process

To be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Medical Science program, you must have completed a four-year Bachelor's degree program, or the equivalent. While applicants typically have degrees in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, or other related field, applicants with degrees in other fields of study will be considered. In general, successful students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 at the college level and an MCAT score that is consistent with that level of achievement. Of course, other factors are also considered in your application: extenuating circumstances, your experiences in and out of health care, and volunteerism. Your essays are a vital component of your application. They give us insight into who you are, how you express yourself, and what your motivations are. Letters of reference are also extremely important in providing us with information about how you interact with others and what your past experiences are.

Instructions for Applying Online

  • Click on yellow "APPLY NOW" box on the right side of this page
  • Login to "Returning User" or create a new account "First Time User"
  • Click on "Start New Application" at the bottom of the page
  • Select Application Type "Fall 2022–Summer 2023"
  • Next, choose drop down menu option "2022–2023 Graduate"
  • Click on "Create an Application" box
  • Open Application
  • All information in "Personal" must be completed first
  • Then, go to "Application Information"
  • For Academic Area of Interest choose "Medicine"
  • For Program choose: "Medical Science, MS" (MMS Program)

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Medical Science program must provide the following credentials:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or international equivalent
  • Completion of one year each of general biology, chemistry, physics and organic chemistry with laboratories and grades of C or above
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be competitive
  • MCAT or GRE scores (see Standardized Test Scores below). We also accept competitive scores for the DAT for dental applicants or OAT for optometry applicants
  • A demonstrated commitment to medicine and research
  • Applications are welcomed from international students that have earned their bachelor's degree from Drexel University

Applying to the Program

Required Supplemental Material for Admission

  • Transcripts:
    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. International transcripts have to be evaluated by a member of NACES.
  • Standardized Test Scores:
    Official test scores from graduate and professional admission exams such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are required. Successful applicants typically have a traditional MCAT score above 27, an overall score of 500 or better on the new MCAT, or a GRE score of 152 or above in verbal, 153 or above in quantitative, and 4.0 in writing.
  • TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores.
  • Personal Statement:
    Please explain your reasons for specifically pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Science from Drexel. This program is very research-centered; explain your short-term and long-term career plans, and how your background, previous research experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Master of Science in Medical Science degree from Drexel University, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of evaluation/recommendation. See submission details below.
  • Completed online math science GPA calculation form. Please note, you will need to submit your application before you can use the form.

Mailing Application Materials

Please send your application materials to:
Drexel University
Application Processing
P.O. Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation/evaluation are required: two letters from hard science (biology, chemistry, physics) professors who have taught you and one non-science letter (this letter should be written by someone in a supervisory position such as PI, supervisor from a volunteer commitment, a non-science professor, etc.)

These letters of evaluation usually speak about the students academics, but a good letter also typically includes the writer's thoughts about the student as a whole. Does the student interact well with other students? Do they ask good questions? Did they seek out help when necessary, or if they knew the material especially well, did they offer to help other students?

Options for the submission of letters:
You have three different options for submitting your letters of recommendation. You can have a committee letter or letter packet sent by your undergraduate university, you can have a letter packet sent from your Interfolio account, or you will enter the email address of each of your letter writers within the application.

  • Committee letter or letter packet sent from your undergraduate university: This letter will either be a pre-health committee letter or a collection of letters of recommendation/evaluation that your undergraduate university will collect and send as a packet. Please check off “Committee Letter” in your application for either of these. This packet can be sent electronically to
  • Interfolio: Interfolio accounts are set up by the applicant, not the letter writer. Interfolio is a letter collection service that many applicants use to compile and send their Letters of recommendation/evaluation. An Interfolio account is NOT required; we offer it as an option for those applicants who have an account. If you are sending your letters from an Interfolio account, please check off “Interfolio” in your application. You will not be required to enter each of your letter writers' names in your application when you choose this option.
  • Enter your individual letter writer’s email addresses in your application: You will enter each of your letter writers' individual email addresses in your application. Once your application is submitted Drexel will send an email to each of the letter writers with instructions on how to upload their letter directly into your application.

You may submit more than the three required letters of recommendation/evaluation either electronically to or mail to:

Drexel University
Application Processing
P.O. Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

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Tuition for the Current Academic Year

Tuition information for the Medical Science program is available on the Drexel Central website.

Financial Aid Information

Financial aid is available from many sources, such as the federal government and private organizations, or from the University itself. Financial aid may be in the form of loans, grants, scholarships or part-time employment. For information regarding financing your education, please visit Drexel Central.

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Drexel University College of Medicine Medical Science program graduate students participating in a group discussion.