The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers over 40 doctoral, master's and professional development programs. These academic programs emphasize real-world experience and help guide students to make career decisions that best fit their abilities and evolving needs.
Students are mentored by and work with world-renowned faculty members from the Graduate School and other Drexel colleges including Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Dornsife School of Public Health, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and LeBow College of Business. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach provides students with a career-focused learning experience and extensive training in their chosen fields.
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Biomedical Science Programs
Our research-intensive PhD and master's programs prepare tomorrow's leaders in scientific investigation. Through innovative and collaborative curriculums, students receive hands-on training in basic, clinical and translational research.
Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs
Interdisciplinary and career-oriented Master of Science and certificate programs are offered to students who wish to pursue or advance in a career in the health sciences. These programs emphasize the real-world application of science to careers in forensics, drug discovery, histotechnology, infectious disease, biomedicine, immunology and more.
Pre-medical & Pre-health Programs
Our pre-medical and pre-health programs prepare students for entry into medical, dental, optometry, chiropractic, podiatric and veterinary medical schools. We have helped thousands of students gain entry to these professional schools, as well as other advanced degree programs.
Meet Our Faculty - Joris Beld, PhD
"My lab is interested in natural products. In other words, we're interested in molecules that we get from nature. If you go to a hospital and you look at the list of drugs they prescribe to patients, you'll find that roughly 75 percent of those are derived from natural products. Those drugs are not something that chemists have invented. They're made from molecules that we've borrowed from nature."
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Meet Our Students & Alumni
"I built some great relationships with the faculty here. Two people in particular, Dr. Blanche Young and Christy Oldham, were instrumental to my success. Whenever I had a question, they were there to help me out. They helped me think through problems and showed me different ways to study. My advisor, Dr. Olimpia Meucci, was also a great resource. She always reassured me that everything would be alright and presented me with every option for getting into medical school. That's what I really like about Drexel. They foster this mentorship and encourage a personal relationship with the advisors."
"There's a lot of collaboration here, and that's kind of amazing when you consider that it's a graduate school in a big city. You're not all living in the same area and you're not all on the same schedule, but as we settled in, it was a very collaborative environment. There's a great sense of community in the program and that was great because in the health care profession you're rarely, if ever, working on your own; you have to work with people in teams, so it was helpful to learn the curriculum that way."
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News and Announcements
With topics ranging from malaria and HIV/AIDS to spinal cord injury and neuroengineering, more than 400 Drexel University College of Medicine students and scientists will showcase original research at Discovery Day 2016 on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Drexel was named 49th on a list of worldwide universities granted patents released by The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, placing amidst some of the biggest names in innovation.