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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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    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 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
    Law Requirements  
    LAW 783S Bioethics 2.0
    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
    Electives 10.0 
    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 Credits 36.0-38.0

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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 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

      2018-2019 Academic Year


      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

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