Postgraduate Certificate Online

Drug Discovery and Development (Online)

Drexel University

1218 USD/credit 18270 USD/full
1218 USD/credit 18270 USD/full
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The Drug Discovery and Development (Online) program from Drexel University is designed to provide in-depth exposure to the complex elements involved in drug discovery and development and help you establish and maintain an enduring and productive career within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. 


Two required courses cover multiple aspects of the drug discovery and development process, ranging from the identification and validation of drug targets through to regulatory approval and commercialization of the product. 

You can then customize your curriculum by selecting from an extensive list of elective courses that provide more specialized training in different disciplines like biomedical science, regulatory affairs, clinical research, product development, or pharmaceutical management. 

The Drug Discovery and Development (Online) from Drexel University is available to those who have already obtained a BS or BA degree in the biomedical, chemical, or health-related fields and seek industry-focused training. 

This includes professionals who want to:

  • Broaden their base of information about drug discovery and development
  • Transition into the industry
  • Increase their opportunities for career advancement

Upon Graduation You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the fundamental scientific principles that guide the development of novel therapeutics
  • Recognize and evaluate the contributions of representatives from different disciplines, organizations, and agencies involved in advancing a candidate molecule from the laboratory to the market
  • Evaluate the properties of a candidate molecule, assess its therapeutic potential, identify key strengths and weaknesses, and recommend remedies to overcome limitations
  • Exhibit sound ethical principles and work independently or in diverse groups
  • Synthesize information from multiple and diverse sources to identify the most fruitful plan of action
  • Communicate technical information clearly and effectively—in both written and oral form—to scientific and non-scientific audiences

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Cancer Biology
  • Epidemiology 
  • World Wide Regulatory Submissions
  • Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics 
  • Pharmaceutical Law

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15 alternative credits



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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18270 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1218 USD per credit
  • National

    18270 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1218 USD per credit


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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