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Drug Discovery and Development

Drexel University

24 months
1342 USD/credit 25498 USD/year
1342 USD/credit 25498 USD/year
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The Drug Discovery and Development program of Drexel University offers students the opportunity to understand, evaluate and engage with the entire process of drug discovery and development.


Key facts

The unique Drug Discovery and Development program of Drexel University provides the rigorous scientific and technical training necessary to succeed in the complex and multidisciplinary field of drug discovery and introduces students to a broad array of career opportunities. This experience facilitates a smooth transition to an enduring and productive career with a biotechnology firm, pharmaceutical company, contract research organization, nonprofit foundation, government agency or an academic institution.

Who should apply?

Typical backgrounds of Drug Discovery & Development program students include:

  • Recent college graduates
  • Industrial and biotechnology employees
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • College graduates interested in a career change

The Drug Discovery & Development curriculum provides a complete overview of the drug discovery process. Students gain comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, pharmacoepidemiology, translational medicine, and pharmacogenomics. Working in project teams, students get practical experience implementing strategies. Both full-time and part-time programs are available. Students have the opportunity to customize their program with a broad range of elective courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The discovery process from target identification to IND submission
  • The development process from first in man to commercialization
  • Clinical research
  • Translational medicine, translational and preclinical models
  • New product development
  • Case studies across therapeutic and disease areas
  • Fundamentals of molecular medicine
  • Pharmaceutical management
  • Vaccines and vaccine development
  • Pharmacology and physiology
  • Intellectual property law
  • Regulatory and postmarketing issues
  • Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


38 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Admission Application

  • Transcripts: Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

  • Essay/Personal Statement

  • Résumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 24 months.


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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