Medical Science

Major: Medical Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 62.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9121

About the Program

The Master of Science in Medical Science (MMS) program is a rigorous, direct-entry two-year degree program that couples a challenging and rich curriculum with engaged and personalized student advisement. The program is designed to provide talented students with both medical knowledge and research competencies.

The first and second years of study focus on honing specific skill sets. This sequence allows students to develop strong, well-rounded academic portfolios and become competitive candidates for seats in medical school or as they continue their graduate medical education.

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
215.762.4692
medicalsciences@drexelmed.edu 

Degree Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete all coursework and conduct a full year of either bench-top or clinical research with a Primary Investigator. Successful completion of the program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0.

IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 513SBiochemical Basis of Disease8.0
IMSP 522SFunction of the Human Body I3.5
IMSP 523SFunction of the Human Body II3.5
IMSP 542SCell Biology and Histology I5.0
IMSP 543SCell Biology and Histology II3.0
IMSP 562SNeuroanatomy: Structure and Function 6.0
MMSP 503SResearch Seminar I3.0
MMSP 504SResearch Seminar II3.0
MMSP 501SResearch in Medical Science I6.0
MMSP 502SResearch in Medical Science II6.0
Select one statistics course from the following:3.0
Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics
Biostats In Vet Science
Optional
Basic Immunology I
Basic Immunology II
Fundamentals of Nutrition and Diet
Electives6.0
Ethical Issues in Research
Intro to Clinical Trials
Scientific Writing and Medical Literature
Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research
Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection
Designing the Clinical Trial
Innovative Product Development
Fundamentals of Compliance
Pharmacotherapy in New Drug R&D
Informatics in Pharm Res & Development
Healthcare in Spanish I
Healthcare in Spanish II
Biology of Cancer
The Autopsy in Clinical Forensic Medicine
Introduction to Forensic Radiology
Clinical Forensic Emergency Medicine and Traumatology
Introduction to Forensic Pediatrics
Forensic DNA Analysis
Human Osteology and Calcified Tissue Biology I
Human Osteology and Calcified Tissue Biology II
Organizational Management
Molecular Genetics
Embryology
Special Topics in Anatomy
Graduate Pharmacology
Total Credits62.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
IMSP 513SBiochemical Basis of Disease8.0
IMSP 522SFunction of the Human Body I3.5
IMSP 542SCell Biology and Histology I5.0
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
Optional 
Basic Immunology I 
 Term Credits19.5
Spring
IMSP 523SFunction of the Human Body II3.5
IMSP 543SCell Biology and Histology II3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 562SNeuroanatomy: Structure and Function 6.0
Optional 
Fundamentals of Nutrition and Diet 
Basic Immunology II 
 Term Credits15.5
Second Year
Fall
MMSP 503SResearch Seminar I3.0
MMSP 501SResearch in Medical Science I6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Spring
MMSP 504SResearch Seminar II3.0
MMSP 502SResearch in Medical Science II6.0
A statistics course*3.0
Minimum of 6 additional graduate level science credits from list of electives*6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Total Credit: 62.0
*

 Can be taken in either the fall or spring semester of second year

  • Schedule of Classes
  • All Course Descriptions
  • Co-op
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Tuition & Fees
LEARN MORE