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  • Graduate Minors

    Graduate minors offer the perfect opportunity to enrich your chosen master's degree with supplemental knowledge and skills. They typically consist of 3-4 courses which may be related to or outside your main program of study, and are chosen with the aid of your academic advisor upon admission. Some minors have additional prerequisites to entry. Learn more.



    Business

    Finance
    Provides an in-depth understanding of how businesses raise and invest capital. You'll develop and apply quantitative decision-making skills while studying basic concepts, principles, and analytical techniques in various areas of finance environment.

    Operations Research
    Explore the field of optimization, learning the essential mathematical methods to model and improve the performance of complex systems within the business, engineering, and medical industries.


    Computing and Informatics

    Computer Science
    Provides those from all backgrounds with fundamental computer science knowledge, as well as an introduction to advanced topics in the field. Learn to use, understand, and build software systems within any discipline.

    Healthcare Informatics
    Provides healthcare informatics principles and practices applicable in a wide variety of health professions. Learn to generate data, information and knowledge, and implement, adapt, and validate healthcare problem solving through informatics.


    Education

    Creativity & Innovation
    Creativity is the ability to generate novel ideas. Innovation is the means to implement them. We believe that everyone is creative. Our online courses in Creativity and Innovation help you become aware of your innate creativity and implement creative thinking in the corporate or educational workplace. You'll learn to address complex situations and foster creative environments in a variety of settings.

    Global and International Education
    International education is a growing field of study in which global social change and education go hand in hand. Courses in Global and International Education take an in-depth look at education’s role in economic, political, and socio-cultural development; international educational exchange; and the internationalization of education. The program builds knowledge about education’s role in societies around the world and an appreciation for how education professionals can be integral to fulfilling that role.

    Higher Education
    The field of higher education offers many opportunities for professionals with exceptional leadership skills and expertise. You'll gain practical skills, knowledge, and experience to become professionals and leaders in higher education institutions, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporations.


    Engineering

    Project Management
    Provides the business, communication, global, and leadership skills essential to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations in today’s project-driven environment.


    Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Provides the initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills needed to launch a new venture or enhance innovation within your current company.


    Professional Studies

    Professional Studies
    Learn the highly valued interpersonal skills needed to collaborate, negotiate, and lead effectively in today’s workplace through a blend of quantitative and qualitative courses. This graduate minor will equip you with demonstrable skills such as communication, leadership, critical inquiry, and ethics.


    Public Health

    Global Health
    This minor provides insights into ethical and human rights concerns in global health, the global burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases, the impact of diseases related to international travel and migration, the causes and control of global epidemics, and the social and environmental determinants of health in developing countries. Examination of health determinants will include consideration of social, political, economic, environmental, and gender-related factors. You'll explore tools to assess health in global settings; health improvement strategies that are cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable; and approaches to working with colleagues from different ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. You'll also gain an appreciation of the complexity of global health governance, including the roles of international organizations, the commercial/corporate sector, and civil society.

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health
    This minor examines methodologic and ethical considerations in studying the health of LGBT populations, with a focus on the intersection of social identity and inequality in shaping health disparities based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, and sex/gender. You'll learn to investigate LGBT health using multiple disciplinary perspectives, conceptual frameworks and methods. You'll also gain understanding of how sexual and gender minority populations are socially constructed and the complex relationship between these constructs and health, including how sexual and gender minority identities fit within a larger framework of social identities. You'll learn the importance of involving community members in the development of health policy and research. The LGBT Health minor provides basic knowledge about LGBT health as well as the necessary skills and experience to apply this knowledge in practice.


    Graduate Minors - FAQ

    What is a graduate minor?

    • A graduate minor is a set of interrelated graduate courses outside of your major graduate program that provides additional professional expertise.
    • Graduate minors align with Drexel's collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit. This distinctive initiative offers the perfect opportunity to enrich your chosen field of study with supplemental knowledge and skills.

    Can I take any graduate minor? Even if not directly related to my program?

    • The disciplinary area of the minor may be fully outside the major program or may be related to, but not completely overlapping, the major program.
    • Entry into a minor is generally limited to those who have demonstrated the required prerequisite knowledge for the coursework.

    How many credit hours are needed to earn a minor?

    • A graduate minor shall comprise at least four quarter term (or three semester term) courses and at least twelve quarter (or nine semester) credit hours of coursework.
    • No more than two required quarter term courses (or one semester term course) from your major graduate program may be used to fulfill the requirements for the minor.
    • The remaining credits to fulfill the minor requirements may be taken as electives within the major program or in addition to courses required for the major program.

    Can I have more than one minor?

    • You are limited to enrollment in one minor.

    Will the minor appear on my transcript?

    • The completion of a minor is represented on the transcript along with a major program as a demonstration of additional professional expertise acquired.

    How do I enroll in a minor?

    • You do not need to apply to a minor during the application process to Drexel University.
    • When seeking a masters or doctoral degree, you may enroll in a minor with the approval your major program academic advisor and the approval of the respective minor program academic advisor.
    • It is highly recommended that enrollment occur early in your tenure in the major program so that your program of study can be optimally planned.