Certificate in Drug Discovery and Development Overview Drexel University’s online Certificate in Drug Discovery and Development program is designed to provide in-depth exposure to the complex elements involved in drug discovery and development and help you establish and maintain an enduring and productive career within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Two required courses cover multiple aspects of the drug discovery and development process, ranging from the identification and validation of drug targets through to regulatory approval and commercialization of the product. You can then customize your curriculum by selecting from an extensive list of elective courses that provide more specialized training in different disciplines like biomedical science, regulatory affairs, clinical research, product development, or pharmaceutical management. The online Certificate in Drug Discovery and Development is available to those who have already obtained a BS or BA degree in the biomedical, chemical, or health-related fields and seek industry-focused training. This includes professionals who want to:Broaden their base of information about drug discovery and developmentTransition into the industryIncrease their opportunities for career advancementUpon graduation, you will be able to:Understand the fundamental scientific principles that guide the development of novel therapeuticsRecognize and evaluate the contributions of representatives from different disciplines, organizations, and agencies involved in advancing a candidate molecule from the laboratory to the marketEvaluate the properties of a candidate molecule, assess its therapeutic potential, identify key strengths and weaknesses, and recommend remedies to overcome limitationsExhibit sound ethical principles and work independently or in diverse groupsSynthesize information from multiple and diverse sources to identify the most fruitful plan of actionCommunicate technical information clearly and effectively—in both written and oral form—to scientific and non-scientific audiencesFor questions, please contact:Dr. Paul McGonigle Professor and Director firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Joanne Mathiasen Professor and Co-Director email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. 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Curriculum Required Courses PHRM 525S Drug Discovery and Development I3.0 PHRM 526S Drug Discovery and Development II3.0Electives Choose 9 credits from the following: CR 500S Epidemiology3.0 CR 505S Ethical Issues in Research3.0 CR 513S Pharmaceutical R&D: Business Process and Information Flow3.0 CR 514S World Wide Regulatory Submissions3.0CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials3.0 CR 520S Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics3.0 CR 525S Scientific Writing and Medical Literature3.0 CR 530S Tech Transfer3.0 CR 535S Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research3.0 CR 545S Pharmaceutical Law3.0 CR 550S Leadership Skills3.0 CR 555S Compliance & Monitoring Issues3.0 CR 570S Principles and Practice of Pharmacovigilance3.0 CR 600S Designing the Clinical Trial3.0 CR 609S Innovative Product Development3.0 CR 612S Fundamentals of Compliance3.0 CR 614S Pharmacotherapy in New Drug R&D3.0 CR 616S Intro to Therapeutic Products3.0 CR 617S Informatics in Pharm Res & Development3.0 CR 620S Biotech/Research3.0 CR 625S Health Policy and Economics3.0 CR 635S Strategic Planning3.0CR T980SSpecial Topics in Clinical Research3.0 MIIM 508S Immunology I**3.0 MIIM 521S Biotechniques I**3.0 MIIM 524S Vaccines and Vaccine Development**3.0 MIIM 530S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I**3.0 MIIM 531S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II**3.0PHGY 503SGraduate Physiology4.0PHRM 502SCurrent Topics in Pharmacology and Physiology1.0PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology**3.0PHRM 517SAdvanced Topics in Pharmacology1.0PHRM 605SResearch in Drug Discovery and Development4.0Total Credits15.0 **Courses may be taken as electives only with the approval of the program director.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institutionCumulative GPA of 2.8 (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation from professionals or former instructors Essay of approximately 500 words explaining: Your reasons for pursuing a degree from DrexelYour short-term and long-term career plansHow your background, experience, interests and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfullyResumeNo standardized test is required, but if one has been taken—such as the GRE or MCAT—scores must be submittedAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1495 per credit. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Fall 2017 August 7, 2017 December 8, 2017 Spring 2018 January 8, 2018 May 4, 2018 Summer 2018 May 14, 2018 July 27, 2018 Apply today for the Certificate in Drug Discovery and Development Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.