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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 Research2.0
    or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
    IDPT 501S Biostatistics I2.0
    MIIM 515S Concepts in Biomedicine I3.0
    MIIM 516S Concepts in Biomedicine II2.0
    MIIM 535S Biomedical Technology Commercialization I1.0
    MIIM 536S Biomedical Technology Commercialization II1.0
    MIIM 550S Biomedicine Seminar2.0
    MIIM 605S Experiential Learning4.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management4.0
    MIIM 645S Biomedical Career Explorations1.0
    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
    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 Credits36.0

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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 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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