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  • MS in Biomedicine and Law


    The Master of Science in Biomedicine and Law program is uniquely designed to provide engaging, comprehensive education and training in technical and practical aspects of science and research, as well as in the legal aspects related to new biomedical product development, entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance. 

    During the program, you will develop:

    • A broad core knowledge in biological sciences and legal 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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    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    The curriculum of the MS in Biomedicine and Law (BMLA) program consists of required science and law courses. However, our program's "flex-credit" option allows you to customize your plan of study depending on your individual academic and professional aspirations. "Flex-credit" can be used to select from a list of advanced elective courses. Select courses are offered online.

    Full Time or Part Time Options

    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 
    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 Learning4.0-6.0
    MIIM 631SBiomedical Innovation Development and Management4.0
    MIIM 645SBiomedical Career Explorations1.0
    Law Requirements 
    LAW 783SBioethics2.0
    or IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research
    or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
    LSTU 500SIntroduction to the Legal System3.0
    LSTU 506SPatients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations3.0
    Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following Science courses: 
    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 
    Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following Law courses: 
    LAW 610S
    Reproductive Rights Law 
    LAW 674S
    Health Care Fraud and Abuse 
    LAW 703S
    Law and Entrepreneurship 
    LAW 780S
    Health Law I: Reg Qual Access 
    LAW 781S
    Health Law II: Regul Cost Access 
    LAW 782S
    Health Policy Colloquium 
    LAW 784S
    Health Care Finance 
    LAW 788S
    Law of Medical Malpractice 
    LAW 792S
    Food and Drug Law 
    LAW 872S
    Health Law Legal Research 
    LSTU 501S
    Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting 
    LSTU 503S
    Legal Research and Analysis 
    LSTU 504S
    Health Care Rules and Regulations 
    LSTU 505S
    Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management 
    LSTU 507S
    Risk Assessment and Management 
    Total Credits36.0-38.0

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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

      2016-2017 Academic Year

      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

      2017-2018 Academic Year

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 

      Fall 2017     

      August 7, 2017

      December 8, 2017

      Spring 2018 

      January 8, 2018

      May 4, 2018

      Summer 2018 

      May 14, 2018

      July 27, 2018

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