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Molecular Medicine (MMED) Curriculum

The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine (MMED) 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.

Flexible Program

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 Molecular Medicine program is designed to be convenient and flexible to accommodate students. It features:

  • Late afternoon/early evening classes (4 –7:30 p.m.) to minimize the impact on other commitments.
  • Two campuses (Queen Lane Campus in East Falls and the New College Building in Center City Philadelphia) with videoconference transmission to both venues.
  • The program now can also be completed online, with all required courses and many elective courses available.
  • Flexible degree design that can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Part-time students must finish within four years. Students interested in the full-time option should discuss their plan of study with an advisor/program director.

Molecular Medicine Program Courses

Please visit the Drexel University Catalog for more information.

Molecular Medicine Internship

An important component of the program is an internship in an academic laboratory or within a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company. The type of internship will be determined by the particular interests of the individual student and the availability of internship positions. At the end of the research experience, students will write a report on what they did, and discuss the project with a committee of faculty members.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program will achieve seven program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Develop core knowledge of molecular and cellular disciplines that constitute biomedical sciences
  • Develop working knowledge of normal body functions at the molecular level and how these are altered in states of disease
  • Develop practical knowledge and skills that help identify gaps in the biomedical field for the development of molecular diagnostic and therapeutic tools
  • Develop skills in basic, translational, or clinical research
  • Develop professional ethics necessary for the responsible conduct of research
  • Develop oral and written communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interact and work effectively with others
  • Develop other soft skills (e.g. collaboration, problem solving, career planning, networking) that facilitate career advancement and promotion

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.

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