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  • MS in Molecular Medicine Online Program

    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 typically 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

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    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
    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 660S Current Concepts in Molecular Medicine I 3.0
    Select from a menu of additional electives, and complete the required research component: 12.0
    MIIM 520S
    Science Communication and Outreach  
    MIIM 521S
    Biotechniques I: Molecular and Genomic Methods  
    MIIM 522S
    Biotechniques II: Immunological Methods  
    MIIM 524S
    Vaccines and Vaccine Development  
    MIIM 525S
    Principles of Biocontainment  
    MIIM 555S
    Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis  
    MIIM 613S
    Emerging Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 621S
    Biomedical Research I  
    MIIM 622S
    Biomedical Research II  
    MIIM 625S
    Advanced Molecular Virology  
    MIIM 650S
    Research Internship in Molecular Medicine  
    MIIM 655S
    Emerging Biomedical Interventions for Human Disease  
    MLAS 529S
    Molecular Genetics  
    PHRM 525S
    Drug Discovery and Development I  
    PHRM 526S
    Drug Discovery and Development II  
    Select at least two of the following courses: 4.0
    MIIM 540S Viruses and Viral Infections
    MIIM 541S Bacteria and Bacterial Infections
    MIIM 542S Mycology and Fungal Infections
    MIIM 543S Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases
    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 2024-2025 is $1830 per credit.

      For the academic year 2024-2025, 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 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.

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      2023-2024 Academic Year


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      Fall 2023

      August 21, 2023

      December 15, 2023

      Spring 2024

      January 8, 2024

      May 3, 2024

      Summer 2024

      May 13, 2024

      August 2, 2024


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