MS in Molecular Medicine Overview The online Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program provides extensive training in the academic, research and entrepreneurial aspects of biomedical sciences with an emphasis on translational research in the development of therapeutics and vaccines.Offered by Drexel University’s prestigious College of Medicine, this online program was developed to provide the enhanced academic credentials needed in your existing role or to serve as the foundation for pursuing a career in the biomedical industrial sciences. The program encompasses fundamental requirements to establish a sound grounding in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology. It’s designed with two years of required and elective graduate courses, and a research internship in the summer session of the first or second year.Program FeaturesCan be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Part-time students must finish within four years. Students interested in the full-time option should discuss their plan of study with an advisor/program director.Experiential research internship opportunity in either an academic or company settingProgram directors and course faculty work closely with you to best achieve your specific goalsNo thesis or dissertation requiredDrexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program is designed to provide academic and practical biotechnological knowledge in translational research, particularly in the areas of molecular therapeutics and vaccine development. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Students interested in the full-time option should speak with an advisor.The research component of the curriculum can be fulfilled by two alternative approaches. Most choose to engage in a hands-on 12 week research internship at a laboratory at Drexel, another academic institution, or at a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical company. Alternatively, you may engage in an independent research project, with the approval and supervision of Program Directors. A thesis is not required. Required Courses IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research 2.0 IDPT 501SBiostatistics I2.0 MIIM 540SViruses and Viral Infections 2.0 MIIM 541SBacteria and Bacterial Infections 2.0MIIM 542SMycology and Fungal Infections 2.0MIIM 543S Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases 2.0MIIM 527S Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases 3.0MIIM 530SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine I 2.0MIIM 531SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine II 2.0MIIM 532SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine III 2.0MIIM 533SMolecular Medicine Journal Club II1.0MIIM 534SMolecular Medicine Journal Club I1.0MIIM 606SMicrobiology & Immunology Seminar 1.0Electives12.0Choose from the following, including your required research component: MIIM 521SBiotechniques I MIIM 522SBiotechniques II MIIM 523SMolecular Virology MIIM 524SVaccines and Vaccine Development MIIM 525SPrinciples of Biocontainment MIIM 526SAnimal Models in Biotechnology MIIM 555SMolec. Mech. of Micro. Path MIIM 613SEmerging Infectious Diseases MIIM 615SExperimental Therapeutics MIIM 621SBiotechniques and Laboratory Research I MIIM 622SBiotechniques and Laboratory Research II MIIM 650SResearch Internship in Molecular Medicine Total Credits 36.0 View full-time sample plan of study [PDF] View part-time sample plan of study [PDF] View Spring start sample plan of study [PDF]View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year biology or chemistry-based BA or BS degree, with undergraduate coursework in biology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and/or other related subjects Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (lower cumulative GPA’s will be considered if other strengths are apparent in the 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 from professionals or former instructors ResumeOfficial GRE or MCAT Score Reports (optional)Personal Statement of approximately 500 words that addresses the following points: Your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel Your short-term and long-term career plans Your vision of how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully. Additional 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. 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 Molecular Medicine 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.