The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine 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 can be attended at any of three Drexel University College of Medicine locations: Center City and Queen Lane campuses in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in nearby Doylestown. State-of-the-art videoconferencing provides real-time interactive learning at all three locations.
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 latter includes the option of either an intensive summer research internship in a biotechnology-based company or part-time research training in an academic research setting. 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.
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.
Typical Background of Molecular Medicine Program Students
The molecular medicine program is ideally suited for enhancing the scientific credentials of the following groups:
High school biology teachers
New college graduates
The molecular medicine program is designed to be convenient and flexible to accommodate students. It features:
Late afternoon/early evening classes (4:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.) to minimize the impact on other commitments.
Multiple campus teaching (Drexel University College of Medicine Queen Lane Campus in East Falls; Drexel University College of Medicine New College Building in Center City Philadelphia; Drexel Institute for Biotechnology and Virology Research Doylestown campus) with videoconference transmission to all three venues.
Flexible degree design. Successful completion of the degree can be accomplished in 18 months on a full-time basis, or up to 4 years on a part-time basis.
Foreign Applicant Opportunity
Foreign applicants who enter the English Language Center (ELC) of Drexel University, who have obtained a baccalaureate degree in the biological or life sciences, may apply for provisional admission to the Master of Science in Molecular Medicine Program offered by Drexel University College of Medicine. The faculty of the molecular medicine program is working closely with the faculty of the ELC to incorporate programmatically relevant content into the English language instruction program, with the goal of providing essential academic and language skills for optimal preparation for the molecular medicine program. Successful acceptance into the molecular medicine program following provisional admission will be dependent upon fulfilling the academic requirements as defined by ELC.
Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I & II
Molecular Pathogenesis I & II
Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases
Scientific Integrity and Ethics
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series
Microbiology and Immunology Journal Club Series
Biotechniques I & II
Vaccines and Vaccine Development
Principles and Practices of Biocontainment
The Use of Animal Models in Biological Research
Advanced Bacterial Pathogenesis
Advanced Molecular Biology
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Biotechniques and Laboratory Research I & II
Drug Discovery and Development
An important component of the program is a summer internship within a regional biotechnology-based company. The type of internship will be determined by the particular interest of the individual student and the availability of participating industry partners for internship positions.
The current application deadline is July 1 for the molecular medicine program. To apply online, click here or the "APPLY NOW" link below. For questions on the application process, please contact Stephanie Hasson at email@example.com.
Students interested in the program should contact:
Kate Pelusi, MSEd
Graduate & Postgraduate Studies
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 Queen Lane Suite G24
Philadelphia, PA 19129-1096
215.991.8573 - phone
215.843.5810 - fax