The Master of Science in 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; in particular, the program focuses on research and development relevant to new immunodiagnostics, immunotherapeutics, and vaccines to prevent and/or treat infectious diseases such HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, influenza, malaria and many other viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal pathogens.
Is the Immunology Program Right for Me?
The Immunology program is ideally suited for enhancing the scientific credentials of the following groups:
- New college graduates
- College undergraduates
- Premedical students
- Industrial employees
- High school biology teachers
Enrollment is now open for online Master of Science in Immunology courses. Selected first-year courses are now available online. They offer the same quality and accredited curricula as an on-campus course, but with a flexible schedule.
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The Immunology program is designed to be convenient and flexible to accommodate students. It features:
- Late afternoon/early evening classes (4 – 7:30 p.m.) to minimize the impact on other commitments.
- Two campuses (the Queen Lane Campus in East Falls and the New College Building in Center City Philadelphia) with videoconference transmission to both venues.
- Flexible degree design. Successful completion of the degree can be accomplished in 18 months on a full-time basis, or up to four years on a part-time basis.
The program can now also be completed online, with all required courses and many elective courses available.
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 Immunology program offered by Drexel University College of Medicine. The faculty of the immunology 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 immunology program. Successful acceptance into the immunology program following provisional admission will be dependent upon fulfilling the academic requirements as defined by ELC.
For acceptance into the Master of Science in Immunology program, the applicant must have completed a four-year biology or chemistry-based BA or BS degree program with undergraduate coursework in biology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and/or other related subjects. Although a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is strongly desired, an applicant with a lower cumulative GPA will be considered if other strengths are apparent in the application.
To be considered for acceptance, an applicant must provide the following as part of a complete online application for admission:
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- A current Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or resume
- References from at least three instructors or professionals
Although standardized test scores are not required for admission, official copies of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be considered if submitted as part of the application.
International applicants (non-United States citizens) must meet the same requirements for admission as students from the United States. In addition to the above requirements, applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate the ability to speak, write, and understand the English language by submitting an acceptable score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Acceptance into the program will be decided by considering the sum of the applicant's undergraduate curriculum, cumulative GPA, GRE/MCAT scores, recommendation letters, and relevant research and professional experience.
How to apply to the Immunology program
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