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Master of Science in Medical Science

The Master of Science in Medical Science (MMS) program is completed in four semesters of full-time study and a minimum of 56 graduate credits.

Students who have earned a minimum B average from the Interdepartmental Medical Science year are given the opportunity to either select the second year medical school pathology course or 6 other graduate credits. They take the exact same quizzes and exams as the medical school students and are graded based upon the medical school class average. Additionally, students are required to participate in a year of laboratory or clinical-based non-thesis research.

International students, holding appropriate student visas, who need to improve their credentials for application to medical school, will be considered for direct entry into our Master Science in Medical Science (MMS) program.

Required Courses

  • Research Seminar I
  • Research Seminar II
  • Research in Medical Science I
  • Research in Medical Science II
  • Lab Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Graduate-Level Science course(s)

Optional Courses include, but are not limited to

  • Biostatistics
  • Medical Immunology
  • Medical Nutrition
  • Medical Pathology I
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Introduction to Clinical Trials
  • Molecular Genetics

Admission to M.D. Program

The Drexel University College of Medicine will make available a minimum of 25 seats in its entering medical school class to be competitively selected from students in the Philadelphia and Sacramento Interdepartmental Medical Science, Master of Biological Science, and Master of Medical Science programs.