Drexel University Overview
Drexel University provides comprehensive graduate-level education with a focus on application through research opportunities and practical experience. The University's programs are designed to furnish the concrete knowledge that will aid students in career advancement. Offering a wide range of full-time, part-time, and online programs, Drexel's graduate programs connect students to a campus with a graduate student body of more than 8,500, faculty members who are leaders in their fields, state-of-the-art facilities, and career services. Select graduate programs also provide students with the option for a cooperative education experience.
Drexel offers more than 90 master's programs, more than 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine, a juris doctor, and over 70 certificate programs. Program disciplines include: arts and sciences; biomedical engineering, science, and health systems; business; computing and informatics; education; engineering; hospitality management; sport management; law; media arts and design; medicine; nursing and health professions; public health; and technology and professional studies.
Drexel's College of Medicine, LeBow College of Business, and College of Engineering -- as well as the programs in Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Physics, Physical Therapy, Nursing-Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, and Public Health -- are ranked among the top 100 in graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report.
Depending on the program, students can choose from full-time, part-time, and online options. Some courses are offered both on campus and online. The University's part-time options enable students to continue their current careers while taking classes in the evening and even Saturdays for select degrees. Drexel's online degree programs allow students to log on and take classes anywhere at any time. U.S. News ranked Drexel's online graduate Computer Information Technology program in the top 20 "Best Online Programs" in the nation, and the online graduate Engineering and Nursing programs among the top 50 in the same list.
Research Strengths and Opportunities
As a world-class comprehensive research institution, Drexel is committed to use-inspired research with real-world applications. Students assist in faculty-led research projects, and pursue their own. In recent years, Drexel researchers have made great strides in the fields of biomedical science, information systems development, robotics, bioterrorism response preparation, and public health, among others. The University's traditional strengths in engineering, business, information science, biotechnology, and the sciences are complemented by innovative scholarship in media arts and design, the social sciences, education, and law.
Career and Support Services
The Steinbright Career Development Center offers career and educational counseling to all graduate students. Services provided by Steinbright include annual job fairs, career advising and planning, employment networking programs, résumé reviews, an electronic job database, and employer-directed résumé search.
Graduate students in select programs can take advantage of Drexel's renowned cooperative education program that combines traditional coursework with on-the-job experience. Students spend six months in full-time positions in their disciplines, some of which are paid. They receive academic credit for their work as well as support from faculty advisors who help develop projects based on their field experiences.
The Benefits of Location
Drexel has a solid historical location and reputation in the heart of Philadelphia, the nation's sixth largest metropolitan area. One of America's most vibrant and livable cities, Philadelphia is an international landmark rich in history and culture, with an active and growing corporate community. The greater Philadelphia region is home to thousands of businesses, corporations, companies, and firms. A number of Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here. With its proximity to New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Philadelphia is a unique home base that provides unlimited possibilities.