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  • MS in Biomedicine and Digital Media (Hybrid Program)

    The MS in Biomedicine and Digital Media is a unique program providing the opportunity to intersect science, technology, art and entrepreneurship. This skills-based program is for those interested in media design and production careers with an emphasis in health, science and biomedical technology development.

    During the program, you will develop:

    • A broad core knowledge in interactive digital media development for application in biomedical science and innovative technologies 
    • More in-depth analytical, research, and critical thinking skills applicable to the process of biomedical technology development
    • Skills to identify professional ethical dilemmas and evaluate appropriate solutions
    • Graduate-level communication and leadership skills
    • Additional professional soft skills (e.g., teamwork, problem-solving, knowledge of career opportunities, networking)

    Program Features

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    *The digital media courses below are shown in quarter credits. Three (3.0) credit quarter courses confer the equivalent of 2.0 semester credits. The program requires the completion of 36.0 semester credits for graduation. Semesters and quarters overlap sufficiently to allow full-time students to meet the degree requirements for this program in two years.

    View sample plans of study for both the full and part-time options

    Required Courses  
    Science Requirements  
    IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research 2.0
    or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
    MIIM 515S Concepts in Biomedicine I 3.0
    MIIM 516S Concepts in Biomedicine II 2.0
    MIIM 535S Biomedical Technology Commercialization I 1.0
    MIIM 536S Biomedical Technology Commercialization II 1.0
    MIIM 550S Biomedicine Seminar 2.0
    MIIM 605S Experiential Learning 3.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management 4.0
    MIIM 645S Biomedical Career Explorations 1.0
    Digital Media Requirements  
    DIGM 505 Design and Interactivity * 3.0
    DIGM 506 Animation and Game Design * 3.0
    DIGM 520 Advanced Interactivity I * 3.0
    DIGM 521 Advanced Interactivity II * 3.0
    DIGM 525 Advanced Animation I * 3.0
    DIGM 530 Advanced Game Design I * 3.0
    Electives 5.0 
    Select a minimum of 5 credits from the following:  
    IDPT 501S
    Biostatistics I  
    MIIM 521S
    Biotechniques I  
    MIIM 530S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I  
    MIIM 531S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II  
    MIIM 533S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club II  
    MIIM 534S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club I  
    MIIM 540S
    Viruses and Viral Infections  
    MIIM 541S
    Bacteria and Bacterial Infections  
    MIIM 542S
    Mycology and Fungal Infections  
    MIIM 543S
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases  
    MIIM 545S
    Introduction to Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 546S
    Introduction to Immunology  
    MIIM 606S
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar  
    MIIM 613S
    Emerging Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 653S
    Clinical Correlations in Infectious Disease  
    DIGM 526
    Advanced Animation II  
    DIGM 531
    Advanced Game Design II  
    Total Semester Credits 36.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year degree in a related field
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
      • Lower GPA's will be considered if other strengths are apparent in your application

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Three letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • Personal statement (approximately 500 words) that addresses your:
        • Reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel,
        • Short and long-term career plans, and
        • Vision of how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully
      • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
      • Additional requirements for International Students

      Additional Recommended Documents

      • Standardized test scores are not required, but highly recommended in order to make your application more competitive
        • Score reports accepted: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT
        • Drexel's school code is 2194


      The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1540 per credit.

      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
        • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
        • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
        • 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.

      Additional Equipment Fees


      Academic Calendar

      This program includes both Semester and Quarter classes. Learn more about how these terms overlap throughout the year.

      2018-2019 Academic Year

      Semester Courses


      Classes Begin

      Classes End

      Fall 2018

      August 20, 2018

      December 14, 2018

      Spring 2019

      January 7, 2019

      May 3, 2019

      Summer 2019

      May 13, 2019

      July 26, 2019


      Quarter Courses


      Classes Begin

      Classes End

      Exams Begin

      Exams End

      Fall 2018

      September 24, 2018

      December 8, 2018

      December 10, 2018

      December 15, 2018

      Winter 2019

      January 7, 2019

      March 16, 2019

      March 18, 2019

      March 23, 2019

      Spring 2019

      April 1, 2019

      June 8, 2019

      June 10, 2019

      June 14, 2019

      Summer 2019

      June 24, 2019

      August 31, 2019

      September 3, 2019

      September 7, 2019

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