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
- Non-Thesis, Fully Online
- Interdisciplinary: 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 Law
- Experiential 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.
Learn 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)
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.
|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||4.0-6.0|
|MIIM 631S||Biomedical Innovation Development and Management||4.0|
|MIIM 645S||Biomedical Career Explorations||1.0|
|or IDPT 500S||Responsible Conduct of Research|
|or MIIM 503S||Biomedical Ethics|
|LSTU 500S||Introduction to the Legal System||3.0|
|LSTU 506S||Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations||3.0|
|Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following Science courses:|
|Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I|
|Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II|
|Molecular Medicine Journal Club II|
|Molecular Medicine Journal Club I|
|Viruses and Viral Infections|
|Bacteria and Bacterial Infections|
|Mycology and Fungal Infections|
|Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases|
|Introduction to Infectious Diseases|
|Introduction to Immunology|
|Microbiology and Immunology Seminar|
|Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Clinical Correlations in Infectious Disease|
|Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following Law courses:|
|Reproductive Rights Law|
|Health Care Fraud and Abuse|
|Law and Entrepreneurship|
|Health Law I: Reg Qual Access|
|Health Law II: Regul Cost Access|
|Health Policy Colloquium|
|Health Care Finance|
|Law of Medical Malpractice|
|Food and Drug Law|
|Health Law Legal Research|
|Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting|
|Legal Research and Analysis|
|Health Care Rules and Regulations|
|Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management|
|Risk Assessment and Management|
- 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
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
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 Alumni, Military 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.
2018-2019 Academic Year
August 20, 2018
December 14, 2018
January 7, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 13, 2019
July 26, 2019