MS in Drug Discovery and Development Overview The Master of Science degree program in Drug Discovery and Development offers you the opportunity to understand, evaluate and engage with the entire process of drug discovery and development. This unique program provides the rigorous scientific and technical training necessary to succeed in the complex and multidisciplinary field of drug discovery, and facilitates a smooth transition to an enduring and productive career with a biotechnology firm, pharmaceutical company, contract research or nonprofit organization or an academic institution.Program of StudyThe program offers a flexible curriculum highlighted by a core set of required courses that provide an introduction to the essential scientific underpinnings of the field and numerous specialized topics including:BiologicsBiomarkersBusiness DevelopmentClinical DevelopmentCommercialization and MarketingComputer Aided Drug DesignEntrepreneurshipFormulationHigh Throughput ScreeningIND ApplicationIntellectual PropertyLead OptimizationMedical WritingNew Drug ApplicationPeptide TherapeuticsPharmaceutical ManufacturingPharmacoepidemiologyPharmacogenomicsPharmacovigilanceProgram and Portfolio ManagementSafety and ToxicologyTarget IdentificationTarget ValidationTranslational MedicineUse of Animal ModelsVaccinesThis is complemented by an extensive list of advanced electives that let you customize the program and focus on one or more areas of particular interest such as New Product Development, Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Regulatory Affairs, Technology Transfer, Pharmaceutical Law or Strategic Planning.FacultyOne of the major strengths of the Drug Discovery and Development program is the diversity and extent of faculty with significant industry experience. This includes six full-time faculty members with over 100 combined years of experience as both scientists and senior executives in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields. The adjunct faculty consists of over 30 active professionals and includes several senior level executives from regional and national companies whose expertise includes topics ranging from target identification and validation to commercialization and marketing.Who Should Apply?Recent college graduatesIndustrial and biotechnology employeesGraduate studentsPostdoctoral fellowsCollege graduates interested in a career changeMonthly Meet the Program DirectorsDuring this monthly virtual event, the program directors will introduce you to the drug discovery & development programs, discuss the curriculum and answer any questions you might have. Register for an upcoming event today!For questions, please contact:Dr. Paul McGonigle Professor and Director 215.762.8408 firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Joanne Mathiasen Professor and Co-Director 215.762.8578 email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Courses Both a thesis and a non-thesis option are available. The non-thesis option requires the preparation of a scholarly document on a topic related to the biopharmaceutical field. The thesis option requires a written thesis that is focused on an area of concentration within the pharmaceutical industry. The thesis may be based on research (laboratory or otherwise) conducted within a pharmaceutical rotation, which may be at Drexel or at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company, nonprofit or contract research organization, or a government agency.Required Courses CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance3.0CR 520SApplications of Clinical Research Biostatistics3.0PHRM 502SCurrent Topics in Pharmacology & Physiology1.0PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology3.0PHRM 517SAdvanced Topics in Pharmacology1.0PHRM 525SDrug Discovery and Development I3.0PHRM 526SDrug Discovery and Development II3.0PHRM 605SResearch in Drug Discovery and Development4.0Electives*17.0Choose from the following: BIOC 510SCancer Biology CR 500SEpidemiology CR 505SEthical Issues in Research CR 511SThe History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research CR 513SPharmaceutical R&D: Business Process and Information Flow CR 514SWorld Wide Regulatory Submissions CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials CR 520SApplications of Clinical Research Biostatistics CR 525SScientific Writing and Medical Literature CR 530STech Transfer CR 535SCurrent Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research CR 545SPharmaceutical Law CR 550SLeadership Skills CR 555SCompliance & Monitoring Issues CR 570SPrinciples and Practice of Pharmacovigilance CR T580SSpecial Topics in Clinical Research CR 600SDesigning the Clinical Trial CR 609SInnovative Product Development CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance CR 614SPharmacotherapy in New Drug R&D CR 616SIntro to Therapeutic Products CR 617SInformatics in Pharm Res & Development CR 620SBiotech/Research CR 625SHealth Policy and Economics CR 635SStrategic Planning MIIM 508SImmunology I MIIM 521SBiotechniques I MIIM 524SVaccines and Vaccine Development MIIM 530SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine I MIIM 531SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine II MLAS 536SAnimal Models for Biomedical Research NEUR 508SGraduate Neuroscience I PATH 601SCELL MOL PATHBIO CANCER ANGIOG PHGY 503SGraduate Physiology PHRM 503SPharm & Phys 1st Lab Rotation PHRM 507SPrin of Neuropharmacology PHRM 516SAdvanced Topics in Physiology PHRM 518SNew Frontiers in Therapy PHRM 519SMethods in Biomedical Research PHRM 520SInternship in Drug Discovery and Development PHRM 521SIntensive Internship in Drug Discovery and Development PHRM 999SSpecial Topics in Pharmacology & Physiology Quarter Elective Course Options (must be approved by advisor) BIO 631Bioinformatics I BMES 604Pharmacogenomics MGMT 685Implementing Strategies Using Project Teams MGMT 910Readings in Strategic Management MGMT 940Seminar in Organizational Behavior ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development PBHL 530Principles of Epidemiology PROJ 501Introduction to Project Management PROJ 535International Project Management Total Credits38.0*Courses that are not listed above may be taken as electives only with the approval of the program director.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institutionCumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferredThose with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on their resume for evaluationRequired 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 recommendation from professionals or former instructors Essay of approximately 500 words explaining: Your reasons for pursuing a degree from DrexelYour short-term and long-term career plansHow your background, experience, interests and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfullyResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1495 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.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. 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 Drug Discovery & Development 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.