Drexel University

Master of Medical Science


1 Capitol Mall

Suite 260

Sacramento, CA 95814

United States




916 325 4690

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Medical Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The most promising students from the IMS program are given the opportunity to select second year medical school offerings in either pharmacology or pathology. In addition to taking the exact same exams as medical school students and being graded based on medical school standards, students also participate in a year of invaluable non-thesis research. The Master of Medical Science (MMS) program is completed in two semesters of full-time study and consists of between 56 and 60 credits . Students who have earned a minimum B average from the Interdepartmental Medical Science year are given the opportunity to select one of two second year medical school offerings, either the pharmacology or pathology course. 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 a year of non-thesis research. Required Courses: • Research Seminar I • Research Seminar II • Research in Medical Science I • Research in Medical Science II • Lab Techniques • Graduate-Level Science course(s) Optional Courses include: • Biostatistics • Medical Immunology • Medical Nutrition • Medical Pathology I • Selected Topics in Pharmacology 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 Certificate, Master in Biological Science, and Master in Medical Science programs.


Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, Drexel programs are accredited by their respective top professional accreditation bodies, including the AACSB (Business), ABET (Engineering), ALA (Library Science), CIDA (Interior Design), CEPH (Public Health), and NLNAC (Nursing).

International Student Requirements:

International students, holding appropriate student visas, who need to improve their credentials for application to medical school, will be considered for acceptance into our Master of Medical Science (MMS) or Master of Biological Science (MBS) programs. Students must have a Bachelor's degree at a recognized institution, have completed all of the pre-medical school course requirements (one year each of Biology, Chemistry, organic Chemistry and Physics all with laboratory) and have taken the MCAT or GRE exam. Students from non-English speaking nations must also sit for the TOFEL exam and show sufficient proficiency in English to enroll in our programs. The MMS program is available on both our Sacramento and Philadelphia, campuses while the MBS program is only available in Philadelphia.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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