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  • MS in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship

    Developed to provide advanced, integrative education and training in technical and practical aspects of science, research and entrepreneurship, the Master of Science in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship program will help to cultivate individual initiative and entrepreneurial thinking around scientific discoveries and innovation. These skills are considered essential for new venture creation in biotechnology. 

    During the program, you will develop:

    • A broad core knowledge in biological sciences and entrepreneurial aspects of biomedical innovation
    • More in-depth analytical, research, and critical thinking skills
    • An advanced understanding of professional ethics
    • Graduate-level communication and leadership skills
    • Other "work readiness" soft skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, knowledge of career opportunities, and networking

    Program Features

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    *The entrepreneurship 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.

    You may enroll full-time to complete this program in 2 years (minimum 9.0 credits/semester). If you're interested in a more accelerated pace please contact the program director/advisor.

    You may also choose to work at your own pace as a part-time student. Part time students must complete the program within 4 years. A minimum of 4.5 credits/semester are required to qualify for financial aid.

    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
    IDPT 501S Biostatistics I 2.0
    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 4.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management 4.0
    MIIM 645S Biomedical Career Explorations 1.0
    Entrepreneurship Requirements  
    ENTP 501 Entrepreneurship Essentials * 3.0
    ENTP 585 Innovation in Established Companies * 3.0
    ENTP 640 Methods of Entrepreneurship * 3.0
    ENTP 690 The Lean Launch * 3.0
    Electives 6.0 
    Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following:  
    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  
    ENTP 535    Social Entrepreneurship *  
    Total Semester Credits 36.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree
    • 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
      • 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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