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  • MS in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship

    Developed to provide advanced, integrative education and training in technical and practical aspects of science, research and entrepreneurship, the Master of Science in Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship program will help to cultivate individual initiative and entrepreneurial thinking around scientific discoveries and innovation. These skills are considered essential for new venture creation in biotechnology, as well as for innovation within established companies keen on evolving in emerging biotechnology commercialization. This program prepares students for more advanced graduate studies and/or scientifically-oriented management and entrepreneurial jobs in the biomedical, life science ventures, and related industries.

    During the program, you will develop:

    • A broad core knowledge in biological sciences and entrepreneurial aspects of biomedical innovation
    • More in-depth analytical, research, and critical thinking skills
    • An advanced understanding of professional ethics
    • Graduate-level communication and leadership skills
    • Other "work readiness" soft skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, knowledge of career opportunities, and networking

    Program Features

    • Non-Thesis, Fully Online
    • Interdisciplinary: Taught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and from Drexel's nationally-ranked Close School of Entrepreneurship
    • Experiential Learning: Tailor the hands-on experience of the curriculum through on-campus or off-campus internships at locations near you.
    • Flexible Plans of Study:If you have a record of work-related experience, you may instead enroll in additional elective courses. Full-time students may complete the program in as little as 1.5 years while part-time students may complete the program in less than 3 years.

    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.

    Curriculum

    *The entrepreneurship courses below are shown in quarter credits. Three (3.0) credit quarter courses confer the equivalent of 2.0 semester credits. The program requires the completion of 36.0 semester credits for graduation. Semesters and quarters overlap sufficiently to allow full-time students to meet the degree requirements for this program in two years.

    You may enroll full-time to complete this program in 2 years (minimum 9.0 credits/semester). If you're interested in a more accelerated pace please contact the program director/advisor.

    You may also choose to work at your own pace as a part-time student. Part time students must complete the program within 4 years. A minimum of 4.5 credits/semester are required to qualify for financial aid.

    Required Courses  
    Science  
    MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics 2.0
    or IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research
    MIIM 518S Foundations of Applied Biomedicine * 3.0
    MIIM 519S Commercialization of Biomedical Technology 3.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management 5.0
    Entrepreneurship  
    ENTP 501 Entrepreneurship Essentials ** 3.0
    ENTP 540 Methods of Entrepreneurship ** 3.0
    Electives  
    Choose at least 1 program-specific science elective and 2 entrepreneurship electives 6.0
    Science, Program-Specific  
    MIIM 517S
    Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences  
    or IDPT 501S
    Biostatistics I
    MIIM 550S
    Biomedicine Seminar  
    MIIM 605S
    Experiential Learning  
    MIIM 645S
    Biomedical Career Explorations  
    MIIM T680S
    Special Topics in Microbiology & Immunology  
    Science, Clinical Research  
    CR 501S
    Emerging Trends in Medical Device History  
    CR 513S
    Business Processes and Contemporary Concerns in Pharmaceutical R & D  
    CR 514S
    World Wide Regulatory Submissions  
    CR 515S
    Intro to Clinical Trials  
    CR 525S
    Scientific Writing and Medical Literature  
    CR 535S
    Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research  
    CR 545S
    Pharmaceutical Law  
    CR 555S
    Compliance & Monitoring Issues  
    CR 600S
    Designing the Clinical Trial  
    Science, Basic Science & Research  
    MIIM 530S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I  
    or MIIM 515S
    Concepts in Biomedicine I
    MIIM 531S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II  
    or MIIM 516S
    Concepts in Biomedicine II
    MIIM 534S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club I  
    MIIM 533S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club II  
    MIIM 521S
    Biotechniques I: Molecular and Genomic Methods  
    MIIM 522S
    Biotechniques II: Immunological Methods  
    MIIM 540S
    Viruses and Viral Infections  
    MIIM 541S
    Bacteria and Bacterial Infections  
    MIIM 542S
    Mycology and Fungal Infections  
    MIIM 543S
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases  
    MIIM 545S
    Introduction to Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 546S
    Introduction to Immunology  
    MIIM 606S
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar  
    MIIM 613S
    Emerging Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 653S
    Clinical Correlations in Infectious Disease  
    Entrepreneurship
     
    ENTP 535
    Social Entrepreneurship  
    ENTP 555
    Dynamics of the Family Firm  
    ENTP 565
    Franchising  
    ENTP 611
    Learning from Failure  
    ENTP 621
    Innovation & Ideation  
    ENTP 641
    Innovation in Established Companies  
    ENTP 651
    Leading New Ventures  
    ENTP 631
    Building Internal & External Relationships  
    ENTP 660
    Early Stage Venture Funding  
    ENTP 670
    Clean Venture Lab  
    ENTP 690
    The Lean Launch  
    ENTP T580
    Special Topics in Entrepreneurship  
    Total Semester Credits    36.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
      • Lower GPAs will be considered if other strengths are apparent in your 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
      • If you have attended school within the last 3 years, one of your letters must be from a former professor
    • Personal statement (approximately 500 words) that addresses your:
      • Reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel,
      • Short and long-term career plans, and
      • Vision of how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Additional Recommended Documents

    • Standardized test scores are not required, but highly recommended in order to make your application more competitive
      • Score reports accepted: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT
      • Drexel's school code is 2194

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2020-2021 is $1634 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.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • 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

    This program includes both Semester and Quarter classes.

    2020-2021 Academic Year

    Semester Courses

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2020

    August 17, 2020

    December 11, 2020

    Spring 2021

    January 11, 2021

    April 30, 2021

    Summer 2021

    May 10, 2021

    July 30, 2021

     

    Quarter Courses

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2020

    September 21, 2020

    December 5, 2020

    December 7, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    Winter 2021

    January 11, 2021

    March 13, 2021

    March 15, 2021

    March 20, 2021

    Spring 2021

    March 29, 2021

    June 5, 2021

    June 7, 2021

    June 12, 2021

    Summer 2021

    June 21, 2021

    August 28, 2021

    August 30, 2021

    September 4, 2021

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