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Grad School of Biomedical Sciences Drexel University

  • Philadelphia, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 244
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Overview

The Path of Biomedical Graduate Studies at Drexel's College of Medicine Leads to Work in Top Scientific Fields

Students pursuing biomedical graduate studies often dream of becoming academic or professional researchers in such cutting-edge fields as molecular medicine and neuroengineering. Because these specialized disciplines often overlap and coexist, it is important for students to have both theoretical and research experience in a number of different areas of biomedicine.

This is the reason that Drexel University's biomedical graduate studies programs begin with a first-year core curriculum, which includes courses in neuroengineering and biochemistry, as well as genetics and molecular medicine. This period includes hands-on lab work in a variety of different areas, allowing students to gain a breadth of experience and to identify potential thesis and dissertation topics.

At Drexel, biomedical graduate studies students go on to specialize in one of a large number of areas, while maintaining a focus on interdisciplinary knowledge. This approach allows Drexel graduates to pursue the broadest possible range of post-graduate opportunities and careers, whether they choose to focus on neuroengineering, molecular medicine, or both. Although in today's scientific world specialization is important and inevitable, truly successful students must know as much as possible about the field of their interest, and the goal of Drexel's biomedical graduate studies programs is to foster this broad knowledge.

Drexel University's Student-Centered Faculty Engages in Important Research Without Sacrificing Education

Although many research institutions boast award-winning faculty members who are preeminent in their fields, few such institutions can claim to have preeminent research faculty members who also dedicate themselves to student education. Similarly, universities that claim to focus on student education often leave much to be desired in the way of research facilities.

Philadelphia's Drexel University is one of the rare institutions that strikes a balance between these two extremes. The faculty of the College of Medicine at Drexel are leaders in both basic scientific research and clinical research, as well as patient care. With state-of-the-art research facilities and assistance with proposals and funding, faculty researchers are able to make discoveries and innovations while inspiring students to do the same in the laboratory.

In addition to this research excellence, the faculty has been noted for its commitment to education and student development. Rather than guarding research facilities and ignoring students, Drexel's faculty delights in sharing research opportunities with the next generation of biomedical scientists. Whether faculty members are focusing on two-photon microscopy, interdisciplinary breast cancer research, or genome research, students are encouraged to share in the projects and make the best possible use of the university's research facilities during their time at Drexel.

Annual Discovery Day Gives Drexel Biomedicine Students a Chance to Shine

Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, holds Discovery Day, an annual research day that allows students in the university's College of Medicine to showcase their research and present the innovative ideas they have been working on during the academic year. This is one of several unique experiences available to Drexel students who enter biomedical graduate studies programs.

In addition to the annual Discovery Day, the biomedical core curriculum ensures that students have ample opportunity to develop a broad base of skills in areas such as cell biology and genetics. Like Discovery Day, the core curriculum is unique to Drexel and contributes to the exciting academic and professional opportunities that are available.

Life in Philadelphia is exciting and diverse, as would be expected in a city that preserves its rich history while recruiting high-tech and scientific industry and research. With more than 120 hospitals and clinics, forty-four pharmaceutical companies, sixty biomedical research companies, and seventy-seven medical instrument manufacturers, the Philadelphia area offers some of the best opportunities in the nation for those with biomedical expertise. Whether students choose to pursue their biomedicine master's or Ph. D. at Drexel for the annual Discovery Day, the core curriculum, or for the high quality education and exciting life in Philadelphia, Drexel graduates have access to a wide range of unique experiences.


Location & Contact

Grad School of Biomedical Sciences

Drexel University

2900 Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
United States

Dr. Barry Waterhouse

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Certificate
      Master of Medical Science (MMS)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 55
    • Doctoral Degrees 12
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 26
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and qualifying exam
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMay 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students244
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students244
    • Part-time Percentage1%
    • Full-time Percentage99%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian59%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian22%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty56
    • Full-time Percentage89%
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%


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