MS in Biomedicine and Law Overview 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 innovationMore in-depth analytical, research, and critical thinking skillsAn advanced understanding of professional ethicsGraduate-level communication and leadership skillsOther "work readiness" soft skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, knowledge of career opportunities, and networkingProgram FeaturesNon-Thesis, Fully OnlineInterdisciplinary: Taught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and from Drexel's nationally-ranked Thomas R. Kline School of LawExperiential 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. Related ProgramsLearn about these other interdisciplinary and career-oriented MS programs offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Drexel University College of Medicine:Biomedicine and Business (Hybrid)Biomedicine and Digital Media (Hybrid)Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship (Online) Immunology (Hybrid or On-Campus)Infectious Disease (Hybrid or On-Campus)Molecular Medicine (Online, Hybrid, or On-Campus)State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum 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 OptionsYou 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 optionsRequired Courses Science Requirements MIIM 515SConcepts in Biomedicine I3.0MIIM 516SConcepts in Biomedicine II2.0MIIM 535SBiomedical Technology Commercialization I1.0MIIM 536SBiomedical Technology Commercialization II1.0MIIM 550SBiomedicine Seminar2.0MIIM 605SExperiential Learning4.0-6.0MIIM 631SBiomedical Innovation Development and Management4.0MIIM 645SBiomedical Career Explorations1.0Law Requirements LAW 783SBioethics2.0or IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Researchor MIIM 503S Biomedical EthicsLSTU 500SIntroduction to the Legal System3.0LSTU 506SPatients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations3.0Electives10.0 Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following Science courses: MIIM 521SBiotechniques I MIIM 530SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine I MIIM 531SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine II MIIM 533SMolecular Medicine Journal Club II MIIM 534SMolecular Medicine Journal Club I MIIM 540SViruses and Viral Infections MIIM 541SBacteria and Bacterial Infections MIIM 542SMycology and Fungal Infections MIIM 543SParasitology and Parasitic Diseases MIIM 545SIntroduction to Infectious Diseases MIIM 546SIntroduction to Immunology MIIM 606SMicrobiology and Immunology Seminar MIIM 613SEmerging Infectious Diseases MIIM 653SClinical Correlations in Infectious Disease Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following Law courses: LAW 610SReproductive Rights Law LAW 674SHealth Care Fraud and Abuse LAW 703SLaw and Entrepreneurship LAW 780SHealth Law I: Reg Qual Access LAW 781SHealth Law II: Regul Cost Access LAW 782SHealth Policy Colloquium LAW 784SHealth Care Finance LAW 788SLaw of Medical Malpractice LAW 792SFood and Drug Law LAW 872SHealth Law Legal Research LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting LSTU 503SLegal Research and Analysis LSTU 504SHealth Care Rules and Regulations LSTU 505SHealth Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management Total Credits36.0-38.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year bachelor's degreeCumulative GPA of 3.0 or above Lower GPAs will be considered if other strengths are apparent in your application Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedThree letters of recommendationPersonal statement (approximately 500 words) that addresses your: Reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel,Short and long-term career plans, andVision of how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfullyResume or Curriculum VitaeAdditional requirements for International StudentsAdditional Recommended DocumentsStandardized test scores are not required, but highly recommended in order to make your application more competitiveScore reports accepted: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCATDrexel's school code is 2194 Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1495 per credit. Additional Equipment Fees This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu 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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term 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 Apply today for the MS in Biomedicine and Law Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.