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The application cycle for the fall 2024 program is now open.

The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine (MMED) program provides training in the academic, research and entrepreneurial aspects of the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on translational research in the development of therapeutics and vaccines.

Participation in the program will provide enhanced educational credentials through a flexible curriculum, with most classes offered in the early evening to maximize accessibility. Classes are held at one of the two Drexel University College of Medicine locations: Center City and Queen Lane Campuses in Philadelphia. Videoconferencing also is frequently an option. The program can also be completed online, with all required courses and many elective courses available.

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The Molecular Medicine Program Is Also Online

If you prefer an online learning experience, you can still earn a Drexel master's degree in the field of molecular medicine. The online Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program features the same curriculum, flexibility, course content, and instructors as the traditional, face-to-face degree program.

Learn more about the online Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program!

The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program is designed to provide academic and practical biotechnological knowledge in translational research, particularly in the areas of molecular therapeutics and vaccine development.

In addition to broad geographic access, the curriculum provides flexibility in content and course load. Most students will complete the program in two years through completion of required courses and electives selected from two menus: research theory and laboratory research. The research experience can be in an academic environment or a company setting, as best fits the individual student's goals and interests. Some students may opt to complete the program on a part-time basis, taking up to four years. In either sequence, no dissertation is required. Program directors and course faculty will work closely with each student to best achieve his or her specific goals.

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Is This Program Right for Me?

The molecular medicine program is ideally suited for enhancing the scientific credentials of the following groups:

  • Industrial employees
  • High school biology teachers
  • New college graduates
  • College undergraduates
  • Premedical students

  Since graduation, I've begun a new job in a molecular lab doing NGS for kidney disease and hearing loss. The program definitely taught me everything I need to know (including troubleshooting), and everyone I interviewed with was very impressed with the curriculum of the program. I am especially grateful for the Biotechniques course, as I reference my notes from that course quite frequently. I feel like the homework and exams were extremely beneficial as well, as many of those scenarios are things I think about on the daily now.  
Alexa Bacha, ’21