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  • MS in Molecular Medicine

    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 Features

    • Can 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 setting
    • Program directors and course faculty work closely with you to best achieve your specific goals
    • No thesis or dissertation required

    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.


    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 500S Responsible Conduct of Research 2.0
    IDPT 501S Biostatistics I 2.0
    MIIM 540S Viruses and Viral Infections  2.0
    MIIM 541S Bacteria and Bacterial Infections  2.0
    MIIM 542S Mycology and Fungal Infections  2.0
    MIIM 543S   Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases 2.0
    MIIM 527S   Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases 3.0
    MIIM 530S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I 2.0
    MIIM 531S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II 2.0
    MIIM 532S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine III 2.0
    MIIM 533S Molecular Medicine Journal Club II 1.0
    MIIM 534S Molecular Medicine Journal Club I 1.0
    MIIM 606S Microbiology & Immunology Seminar 1.0
    Electives 12.0
    Choose from the following, including your required research component:
    MIIM 521S Biotechniques I  
    MIIM 522S Biotechniques II  
    MIIM 523S Molecular Virology  
    MIIM 524S Vaccines and Vaccine Development  
    MIIM 525S Principles of Biocontainment  
    MIIM 526S Animal Models in Biotechnology  
    MIIM 555S Molec. Mech. of Micro. Path  
    MIIM 613S Emerging Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 615S Experimental Therapeutics  
    MIIM 621S Biotechniques and Laboratory Research I  
    MIIM 622S Biotechniques and Laboratory Research II  
    MIIM 650S Research Internship in Molecular Medicine  
    Total Credits   36.0

    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 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 from professionals or former instructors
      • Resume
      • Official 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


      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 AlumniMilitary 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


      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

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