Master of Science in Medical Science

About the Program

There are two routes of entry into the Master of Medical Science (MMS) program. US citizens or permanent residents are required to first successfully complete the Interdepartmental Medical Science program and then may transition into the MMS program. International students are required to enter the Master of Medical Science program directly, which consists of the IMS year followed by the MMS year.  

The first year of the Master Science in Medical Science year is identical to the Interdepartmental Medical Science certificate program and all the benefits to the student that program offers.

The Master of Science degree requires non-thesis clinical or bench-top research. This program is offered at both the Philadelphia and Sacramento campus locations.

Additional Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344, Room 4104 NCB
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Degree Requirements

Students begin the program by successfully completing the first year (34.0 credits) of the Interdepartmental Medical Science Certificate program.

To fulfill requirements for the MS in Medical Science, students conduct either bench-top or clinical research with a Primary Investigator. Students who have a 3.00 or higher GPA may take one second-year medical school course and students whose GPA falls below a 3.00 are required to take 6 credits of graduate level biological science coursework. After successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a Master of Science degree.

MMSP 501SResearch in Medical Science I6.0
MMSP 502SResearch in Medical Science II6.0
MMSP 503SResearch Seminar I1.0
MMSP 504SResearch Seminar II1.0
MMSP 510SLab Tech In Bioc & Molec Biol2.0
Students select 6.0 additional credits of graduate level science courses* with the approval of the Program.6.0
Total Credits22.0


Students select 6.0 credits in biological science coursework at the graduate level. IMSP 550S and IMSP 570S cannot be counted toward these credits since these courses are optional in the Interdepartmental Medical Science Certificate portion of the program.

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