MS in Immunology
The online Master of Science in Immunology program provides the enhanced educational credentials you need for basic discovery, translational, and clinical research careers related to infectious and inflammatory disease, as well as other immunologic problems pursued in government, industry and academic environments. The program provides a specialized focus on research and development relevant to new immunodiagnostics, immunotherapeutics, and vaccines to prevent and/or treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, influenza, malaria and many other viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal pathogens.
During the program you will learn:
- Animal model development and use, basic discovery, and biological containment laboratories
- Immune response mechanisms
- Immunologic redundancy
- Immunomodulators and immune response modifiers
- Immunotherapeutic and vaccine target identification
- Innate and adaptive immune escape mechanisms
- Vaccine discovery and development
- Geared toward careers related to infectious and inflammatory disease
- Designed to accommodate a variety of different academic and career backgrounds, allowing for flexibility on multiple levels
- Taught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology
- A hands-on research internship experience that can be taken at Drexel or an approved location near you
Courses encompass the fundamental requirements to establish a solid grounding in microbiology and infectious disease, immunology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.
Research experiences will form a large component of the program, which can be completed with or without a thesis.
|IDPT 500S||Responsible Conduct of Research||2.0|
|or MIIM 503S||Biomedical Ethics|
|IDPT 501S||Biostatistics I||2.0|
|or MIIM 517S||Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences|
|MIIM 527S||Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases||3.0|
|MIIM 530S||Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I||3.0|
|MIIM 531S||Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II||2.0|
|MIIM 532S||Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine III||2.0|
|MIIM 534S||Molecular Medicine Journal Club I||1.0|
|MIIM 533S||Molecular Medicine Journal Club II||1.0|
|MIIM 606S||Microbiology and Immunology Seminar||1.0|
|MIIM 654S||Clinical Correlations in Immunology||3.0|
|Microbiology and Immunology Journal Club|
|Biotechniques I: Molecular and Genomic Methods|
|Biotechniques II: Immunological Methods|
|Vaccines and Vaccine Development|
|Principles of Biocontainment|
|Viruses and Viral Infections|
|Bacteria and Bacterial Infections|
|Mycology and Fungal Infections|
|Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases|
|Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis|
|Molecular Mechanisms OF Viral Pathogenesis|
|Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Biomedical Research I|
|Biomedical Research II|
|Advanced Molecular Virology|
|Advanced Molecular Biology|
|Research Internship in Immunology|
|Current Concepts in Molecular Medicine I|
- A four-year biology or chemistry-based bachelor's degree with coursework in biology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and/or other related subjects
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Lower GPA's 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 (professional or academic)
- 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 2020-2021 is $1634 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.
- 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.
2020-2021 Academic Year
August 17, 2020
December 11, 2020
January 4, 2021
April 30, 2021
May 10, 2021
July 30, 2021