MS in Immunology Overview The online Master of Science in Immunology program provides the enhanced educational credentials you need for basic discovery, translational, and clinical research careers related to infectious and inflammatory disease, as well as other immunologic problems pursued in government, industry and academic environments. The program provides a specialized focus on research and development relevant to new immunodiagnostics, immunotherapeutics, and vaccines to prevent and/or treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, influenza, malaria and many other viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal pathogens. During the program you will learn:Animal model development and use, basic discovery, and biological containment laboratories Immune response mechanismsImmunologic redundancyImmunomodulators and immune response modifiersImmunotherapeutic and vaccine target identificationInnate and adaptive immune escape mechanismsVaccine discovery and developmentProgram FeaturesGeared toward careers related to infectious and inflammatory diseaseDesigned to accommodate a variety of different academic and career backgrounds, allowing for flexibility on multiple levelsTaught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyA hands-on research internship experience that can be taken at Drexel or an approved location near youRelated 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) Biomedicine and Law (Online)Infectious Disease (Hybrid or On-Campus)Molecular Medicine (Online, Hybrid, or On-Campus)Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Courses Courses encompass the fundamental requirements to establish a solid grounding in microbiology and infectious disease, immunology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.Research experiences will form a large component of the program, which can be completed with or without a thesis.Required Courses IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0or MIIM 503SBiomedical Ethics IDPT 501SBiostatistics I2.0or MIIM 517SApplied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences MIIM 527SImmunology, Immunopathology & Infectious Diseases3.0MIIM 530SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine I3.0MIIM 531SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine II2.0MIIM 532SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine III2.0MIIM 533SMolecular Medicine Journal Club II1.0MIIM 534SMolecular Medicine Journal Club I1.0MIIM 546SIntroduction to Immunology2.0MIIM 606SMicrobiology & Immunology Seminar 1.0MIIM 654SClinical Correlations in Immunology3.0Electives14.0Choose 14 credits from the following: MIIM 502SMicro & Immuno Journal Club MIIM 521SBiotechniques I MIIM 522SBiotechniques II MIIM 524SVaccines and Vaccine Development MIIM 525SPrinciples of Biocontainment MIIM 526SAnimal Models in Biotechnology MIIM 527SImmunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases MIIM 540SViruses and Viral Infections MIIM 541SBacteria and Bacterial Infections MIIM 542SMycology and Fungal Infections MIIM 543SParasitology and Parasitic Diseases MIIM 555SMolec. Mech. of Micro. Path MIIM 607SImmunology II MIIM 612SMolec Mech of Viral Pathogens I MIIM 613SEmerging Infectious Diseases MIIM 615SExperimental Therapeutics MIIM 621SBiotechniques and Laboratory Research I MIIM 622SBiotechniques and Laboratory Research II MIIM 625SAdvanced Molecular Virology MIIM 630SAdvanced Molecular Biology MIIM 651SResearch Internship in Immunology MLAS 529SMolecular Genetics Total Credits36.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year biology or chemistry-based bachelor's degree with coursework in biology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and/or other related subjectsCumulative GPA of 3.0 or above Lower GPA's 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 recommendation (professional or academic)Personal 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 competitive Score 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. 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. Additional Equipment Fees 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 Immunology 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.