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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs

Welcome to the Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs. This unique division includes a broad array of master's-level programs that are primarily focused on the biomedical and health care fields and solidly grounded in the Drexel tradition of applied and practical training in highly technical fields.

Prospective students have the opportunity to learn more about our programs at recruitment events held around the country and online. Learn more

These programs are designed for recent graduates as well as active professionals, and provide extensive didactic and experiential learning opportunities that help students to successfully launch or advance their careers. Many of the programs include practicums, internships or co-op opportunities that enable students to acquire the hands-on training necessary to succeed in today's specialized fields.

The full-time faculty includes several highly accomplished professionals who have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. They are joined by an extensive roster of active professionals who serve as adjunct faculty and provide a current perspective on their respective fields as well as valuable networking sources.

Our faculty and staff will be happy to provide information about the individual programs, the Graduate School and the University. Please contact us at 215.762.2382.

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Biomedicine and Business

The online Biomedicine and Business program (BMBU) provides comprehensive training in fundamental aspects of scientific discovery, technology commercialization and business. This program prepares you for leadership in scientifically-oriented management positions in the public or private sector.

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Biomedicine and Digital Media

The Biomedicine and Digital Media (BMDM) program is a graduate degree program that intersects science, technology, art and entrepreneurship. This skills-based program is for individuals interested in media design and production careers with an emphasis in health and science.

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Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship

The online 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.

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Biomedicine and Law

The online Biomedicine and Law (BMLA) program provides interactive and comprehensive training in technical and practical aspects of science and research, as well as in the legal aspects related to new biomedical product development, entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance.

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Clinical Research

Clinical research programs include Clinical Research Organization and Management, Study of Clinical Research, Clinical Research for Health Professionals and Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research.

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Drug Discovery & Development

The Drug Discovery & Development (DDD) program provides the rigorous scientific and technical training necessary to succeed in the complex and multidisciplinary field of drug discovery and facilitates a smooth transition to an enduring and productive career.

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Forensic Science

The Forensic Science (MSFS) program exposes students to both the intricacies of problem solving and the real-world application of forensic science. The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation within the forensic sciences while encouraging growth and leadership in new and emerging applications within the field.

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The Histotechnology (MHP) program is a one-year master's degree program, comprised of intense academic studies and a three-month practicum. Students will be prepared to work, under the direction of a pathologist, as a highly qualified allied health professional in anatomic pathology laboratories throughout the country.

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The Immunology (IMNO) program provides training in various aspects of research related specifically to basic, translational, and clinical research in the fields of immunology and inflammatory disease. Students in this program focus on research and development relevant to new immunodiagnostics, immunotherapeutics and vaccines.

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Infectious Disease

The Infectious Disease (INFD) program provides training in various aspects of basic, translational and clinical research in the field of infectious disease. The program focuses on research and development relevant to new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, and is designed to provide academic and practical knowledge in translational research in immunological and inflammatory diseases.

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Master of Laboratory Animal Science

The Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree is a full-time, two-year program designed for students who want to pursue advanced careers in laboratory animal science or laboratory animal facility management. This program is also offered online.

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Molecular Medicine

The 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. This program is also available online.

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Graduate students in the Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Pathologists' Assistant

The Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) program combines intense academic studies with one year of practical work in the field. Graduates are prepared to work, under the direction of a pathologist, as a highly qualified allied health professional in anatomic pathology laboratories throughout the country.

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Meet Our Students & Alumni

Rachel Olk, Drexel Pathologists’ Assistant Class of 2023

Rachel Olk, PathA Class of 2023

"Drexel’s Pathologists’ Assistant program stood out to me from the beginning of my search. The curriculum focuses on making connections between what is learned in the classroom and practical applications during rotations. Students are taught how to apply their knowledge rather than simply memorizing." Read more.

Giovanna DiStefano, Drexel MLAS Class of 2021

Giovanna DiStefano, MLAS Program

"I chose to apply to Drexel to extend my knowledge about lab animal science and research. My interest in veterinary medicine helped me discover my passion for research. I felt that the Drexel MLAS program would provide me with a solid foundation of rigorous biological science courses as well as a well-rounded education in the many other variables that play a role in animal research." Read more.

Taylor Kolbe, Master of Laboratory Animal Science Class of 2021

Taylor Kolbe, MLAS Class of 2021

"This program will prepare you for veterinary school especially if your undergraduate school did not specifically have an animal-related major. I really appreciated the Medical Microbiology course because, although her exams were tough, the course introduced me to new methods for studying that I can take with me to veterinary school." Read more.

Paul McGonigle, PhD - Co-director, Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs

Paul McGonigle, PhD
Director, Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs