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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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    Learn about these other interdisciplinary and career-oriented MS programs offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Drexel University College of Medicine:

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    *Science courses are offered on a semester basis, and digital media courses are offered on a quarter basis. Semesters and quarters overlap sufficiently to allow you to meet the degree requirements in 2.5 years.

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

    Required Courses 
    Science Requirements 
    IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0
    or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
    MIIM 515SConcepts in Biomedicine I3.0
    MIIM 516SConcepts in Biomedicine II2.0
    MIIM 535SBiomedical Technology Commercialization I1.0
    MIIM 536SBiomedical Technology Commercialization II1.0
    MIIM 550SBiomedicine Seminar2.0
    MIIM 605SExperiential Learning3.0
    MIIM 631SBiomedical Innovation Development and Management4.0
    MIIM 645SBiomedical Career Explorations1.0
    Digital Media Requirements 
    DIGM 505Design and Interactivity *3.0
    DIGM 506Animation and Game Design *3.0
    DIGM 520Advanced Interactivity I *3.0
    DIGM 521Advanced Interactivity II *3.0
    DIGM 525Advanced Animation I *3.0
    DIGM 530Advanced Game Design I *3.0
    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 Credits42.0

    View Course Descriptions

    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 supporting document submission 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 2016-2017 is $1451 per credit.

      Additional Equipment Fees

      • This rate applies only to new online students.
        • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • 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

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

      Semester Courses

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 

      Fall 2016     

      August 8, 2016

      December 9, 2016

      Spring 2017 

      January 3, 2017

      May 5, 2017

      Summer 2017 

      May 8, 2017

      July 21, 2017

      Quarter Courses

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2016     

      September 19, 2016

      December 3, 2016

      December 5, 2016

      December 10, 2016

      Winter 2017 

      January 9, 2017

      March 18, 2017

      March 20, 2017

      March 25, 2017

      Spring 2017 

      April 3, 2017

      June 10, 2017

      June 12, 2017

      June 16, 2017

      Summer 2017 

      June 26, 2017

      September 2, 2017

      September 5, 2017

      September 9, 2017

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