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  • MS in Biomedicine and Digital Media (Hybrid Program)

    The MS in Biomedicine and Digital Media is a unique program that emphasizes the intersection of science, technology, entrepreneurship, digital art design and animation. This skills-based program is for those interested in media design and production careers with a focus in health, science and biomedical technology development. By gaining market and industry research skills, students will learn to lead new ventures in digital imaging. Graduates of this program will be prepared to segue into more advanced graduate studies or into scientifically-oriented media and communication jobs in the public or private sector, including media and publishing, academics, and scientific industries, among others.

    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

    • Interdisciplinary: Taught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease and Drexel's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.
    • Non-Thesis, Hybrid: Biomedical Science courses are taught fully online, and digital media courses are conducted on campus.
    • Experiential Learning: Tailor the hands-on experience of the curriculum through on-campus or off-campus internships at locations near you.
    • Flexible Plans of Study:Can be taken full or part-time. If you have a record of work-related experience, you may instead enroll in additional elective courses. Full-time students may complete the program in as little as 1.5 years while part-time students may complete the program in less than 3 years.

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    *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.

    Required Courses  
    Science Requirements  
    MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics 2.0
    or IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research
    MIIM 518S Foundations of Applied Biomedicine
    3.0
    MIIM 519S Commercialization of Biomedical Technology
    3.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management 5.0
    Digital Media Requirements
     
    DIGM 505 Design and Interactivity Bootcamp 3.0
    DIGM 506 Animation and Game Design Bootcamp 3.0
    Electives  
    Choose at least 1 program-specific science elective and 2 digital media electives 5.0
    Science, Program-Specific  
    MIIM 517S
    Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences  
    or IDPT 501S
    Biostatistics I
    MIIM 550S
    Biomedicine Seminar  
    MIIM 645S
    Biomedical Career Explorations  
    MIIM 605S
    Experiential Learning  
    MIIM T680S
    Special Topics in Microbiology & Immunology  
    Science, Clinical Research  
    CR 501S
    Emerging Trends in Medical Device History  
    CR 511S
    The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research  
    CR 514S
    World Wide Regulatory Submissions  
    CR 515S
    Intro to Clinical Trials  
    CR 525S
    Scientific Writing and Medical Literature  
    CR 535S
    Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research  
    CR 545S
    Pharmaceutical Law  
    CR 555S
    Compliance & Monitoring Issues  
    CR 600S
    Designing the Clinical Trial  
    Science, Basic Science & Research  
    MIIM 530S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I  
    or MIIM 515S
    Concepts in Biomedicine I
    MIIM 531S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II  
    or MIIM 516S
    Concepts in Biomedicine II
    MIIM 534S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club I  
    MIIM 533S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club II  
    MIIM 521S
    Biotechniques I: Molecular and Genomic Methods  
    MIIM 522S
    Biotechniques II: Immunological Methods  
    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  
    Digital Media
     
    DIGM 501
    New Media: History, Theory and Methods  
    DIGM 508
    Digital Cultural Heritage  
    DIGM 520
    Interactivity I  
    DIGM 521
    Interactivity II  
    DIGM 526
    Animation II  
    DIGM 531
    Game Design II  
    ANIM 588
    Spatial Data Capture  
    GMAP 545
    Game Development Foundations  
    GMAP 547
    Serious Games  
    GMAP 548
    Experimental Games  
    GMAP 560
    Game Design from the Player’s Perspective  
    DIGM T580
    Special Topics in Digital Media  
    Entrepreneurship  
    ENTP 611
    Learning from Failure  
    ENTP 621
    Innovation & Ideation  
    ENTP 641
    Innovation in Established Companies  
    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 GPAs 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

    Tuition

    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

    Term

    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

    Term

    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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