MS in Biomedicine and Law
The Master of Science in Biomedicine and Law program is uniquely designed to provide engaging, comprehensive education and training in the legal aspects of new biomedical product development, entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance, as well as in technical and practical aspects of science and research. Students will gain strong market and industry research skills, positioning them for scientifically-oriented management jobs in the public or private sector, such as within biotechnology commercialization offices, patent agencies, and other related organizations. This program caters to individuals pursuing careers focused in technology development. Graduates of this program will also gain a competitive edge for law school applications.
During the program, you will develop:
- A broad core knowledge in biological sciences and legal 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
- 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 Thomas R. Kline School of Law
- 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:Can be taken full or part-time. 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.
For Questions, Please Contact:
Sujata Bhatia, MD, PHD
The curriculum of the MS in Biomedicine and Law (BMLA) program consists of required science and law courses. However, our program's "flex-credit" option allows you to customize your plan of study depending on your individual academic and professional aspirations. "Flex-credit" can be used to select from a list of advanced elective courses. Select courses are offered online.
Full Time or Part Time Options
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.
|or IDPT 500S
|Responsible Conduct of Research
|or LAW 783S
|Foundations of Applied Biomedicine
|Commercialization of Biomedical Technology
|Biomedical Innovation Development and Management
|Introduction to the Legal System
|Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations
|Choose at least 1 program-specific science elective and 2 law electives
|Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences
or IDPT 501S
|Biomedical Career Explorations
|Special Topics in Microbiology & Immunology
|Science, Clinical Research
|Emerging Trends in Medical Device Regulation
|The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research
|World Wide Regulatory Submissions
|Intro to Clinical Trials
|Scientific Writing and Medical Literature
|Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research
|Compliance & Monitoring Issues
|Designing the Clinical Trial
|Science, Basic Science, & Research
|Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I
or MIIM 515S
|Concepts in Biomedicine I
|Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II
or MIIM 516S
|Concepts in Biomedicine II
|Molecular Medicine Journal Club I
|Molecular Medicine Journal Club II
|Biotechniques I: Molecular and Genomic Methods
|Biotechniques II: Immunological Methods
|Immunology, Immunopathology, and Infectious Disease
|Viruses and Viral Infections
|Bacteria and Bacterial Infections
|Mycology and Fungal Infections
|Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases
|Introduction to Infectious Diseases
|Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
|Emerging Infectious Diseases
|Clinical Correlations in Infectious Disease
|Reproductive Rights & Justice
|Health Care Fraud and Abuse
|Health Care Quality Regulation
|Health Care Business Regulation
|Health Policy Colloquium
|Health Care Finance
|Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Research and Development
|Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales and Marketing Practices
|Law of Medical Malpractice
|Food and Drug Law
|Health Law Legal Research
|Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation, & Reporting
|Risk Assessment and Management
|Health Care Rules and Regulations
|Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management
- 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
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
The tuition rate for the academic year 2023-2024 is $1777 per credit.
For the academic year 2023-2024, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.
- 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.
- 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.
This program includes both Semester and Quarter classes.
2023-2024 Academic Year
August 21, 2023
December 15, 2023
January 8, 2024
May 3, 2024
May 13, 2024
August 2, 2024
2023-2024 Academic Year
September 26, 2023
December 9, 2023
December 11, 2023
December 16, 2023
January 8, 2024
March 16, 2024
March 18, 2024
March 23, 2024
April 1, 2024
June 8, 2024
June 10, 2024
June 15, 2024
June 24, 2024
August 31, 2024
September 3, 2024
September 7, 2024