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Undergraduate Studies

Programs

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems currently offers B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems and Technology. If exceptional ability and academic achievement are on your list of high school accomplishments, you can make the most of your Drexel degree with our Fast-Track Options. These include our special Honors Program, and opportunties for accelerated studies, dual degrees, and combined bachelor's/master's programs. If you are planning to continue your studies in medical school, law school, or another professional or graduate program, Drexel can offer special counseling to ensure that you gain the right preparation as an undergraduate.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants to Drexel University are expected to have completed the high school curriculum that will best prepare them for freshmen-year studies in their academic field of choice. If you are applying to the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems the prerequisites are four years of mathematics (algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry) and two years of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics). An interview, mid-year grades, and/or additional testing may be requested at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Decisions are made without respect to need for financial aid.

Drexel operates on a rolling admissions basis, which means that each applicant will be notified about the admission decision as soon as possible after the applicant's file becomes complete. A complete file consists of the student's application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

 Academic Potential   Co-curricular Life  High School
Grade Point Average Curricular Choices Diploma (or equivalent)
Test Scores Honor Classes or Societies, Academic Awards Size and Location
SAT, ACT, AP, etc. Achievements Clubs or Orgainzations
Class Rank Special Recognition  

Transfer students applying to the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems should have an average of 2.75 or better (the cumulative average includes all work attempted on the college level.)

Financial Aid

You have made up your mind to apply--you're qualified and you are interested in Drexel. Now it's all a question of money. Drexel 's Office of Financial Aid will do everything possible to make your education here affordable for you and your family. More than eighty percent of Drexel undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, with yearly awards totaling $42 million. The aid may be in the form of an academic merit scholarship, a Drexel grant, work-study employment, or any combination of the above. Freshmen and transfer students may apply for the A. J. Drexel Scholarship which is an achievement-based award with a renewable value of up to $8,000 per year. Drexel participates in all major state and federal aid programs, and strongly encourages students to apply for University scholarships, our more than 120 endowed scholarships, and work-study awards. If you are interested in taking advantage of one or more of the web sites that offer a free computerized scholarship search, click here.

Drexel also offers something most colleges and universities can't--co-op salaries and they can make a difference (salaries for six-month paying internships vary by major, but average in the $9,000-$12,000 range). Many Drexel families apply this money toward the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses.

For more information about Financial Aid at Drexel click here.

Cost of Study

Tuition for 2004-2005 school year TBD.

Length of Program

Applicants are given three options: (Also see chart below)

Four Year Program - on-campus study during the fall, winter, and spring quarters; vacation during the summer quarters.

Four Year Program with Paid Internship - on-campus study during the fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters for freshman and sophomore years; internship experience during the fall and winter quarters and on-campus study during the spring and summer quarters for junior year; on-campus study during the fall, winter, and spring quarters for senior year.

Five Year Program with Paid Co-op Experience - on-campus study during the fall, winter, and spring quarters and vacation during the summer quarter for freshman year; co-op experience during the fall and winter quarters and on-campus study during the spring and summer quarters for sophomore, pre-junior, and junior years; on-campus study during the fall, winter, and spring quarters for senior year.


Term Schedules for Four and Five year programs

 Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer
 Four Year Program        
Freshman 
Sophomore 
Junior 
Senior   
 Four Year w/ paid internship        
Freshman 
Sophomore 
Junior 
Senior   
 Five Year w/ paid Co-op experience        
Freshman 
Sophomore 
Pre-Junior 
Junior 
Senior   

Key: - On-campus Study - Co-op or internship experience - Vacation


The Application

APPLY NOW!!

To request additional information, application forms or a visit to the campus click here.

A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $35.00 is required of all applicants. The check or money order must be drawn on a U.S. Bank and be payable to: "Drexel University".

BONUS! Visiting our campus is the best way for you to get your Drexel questions answered. If you submit your application while visiting Drexel, we'll waive the fee as a thank you.


 Mailing Address for undergraduate application items: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104 USA


Graduate Studies

Programs

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems offers M.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science.

Entrance Requirements

Acceptance for graduate study at Drexel Biomed requires a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States or equivalent international institution. Regular acceptance requires a minimal cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale for the last two years of undergraduate work, and for any graduate level work undertaken. Applicants for post-master's status must show potential for further study by having maintained a 3.5 average in their master's-level studies.

Drexel Biomed practices a Rolling Admissions policy--students are able to apply at any term during the year, but students are encouraged to matriculate in the Fall to ensure proper sequence of coursework.

Drexel Biomed normally requires a TOEFL score of at least 550. Verbal, analytical, and quantitative scores on the GRE General Test are recommended for admission and required for assistantship consideration.

In addition to the requirements of Drexel Biomed, students must satisfy the requirements of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in matters such as academic standing, thesis, examinations, and time limits.

Financial Aid

Financial support for qualified students pursuing studies toward the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.

Calhoun Fellowships are supported by the School's Calhoun Endowment. To be considered for a fellowship, students must submit GRE scores along with all their application materials. The application deadline is February 28 for the following academic year. Applicants will be notified by April 30 each year. For more information, please contact Dr. William Freedman.

Dean's Fellowships are available for outstanding applicants to the School when other forms of financial assistance are not available. This Fellowship provides 40% of a student's tuition (excluding the general fee) for the first term and is renewable depending on the student's academic performance. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for continued support. To be considered for this Fellowship applicants must be seeking full-time study only at either the master's or Ph.D. level and may not receive any other form of assistantship or fellowship from the University. Other requirements include a GPA of 3.5 or better in their bachelor's program and submission of GRE scores. For international students, a TOEFL score of 600 or better is required.

For further assistance, students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

All applicants who answer "yes" to question 9 on the graduate application will automatically be considered for departmental assistantships. There is no additional paperwork to apply. Applicants interested in graduate assistantships must submit GRE scores since these awards are based on academic merit.

Cost of Study

Tuition for 1999-00 school year for students of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems is $585 per credit hour. The general fee is $125 per term for full-time students and $67 per term for part-time students.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, two years is normally required for a post-baccalaureat student to achieve an MS degree.


The Application

APPLY NOW!!

To request additional information, application forms or a visit to the campus click here.

A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $35.00 is required of all applicants. The check or money order must be drawn on a U.S. Bank and be payable to: "Drexel University".

BONUS! Visiting our campus is the best way for you to get your Drexel questions answered. If you submit your application while visiting Drexel, we'll waive the fee as a thank you.

 Mailing Address for graduate application items: 

Office of Graduate Admissions
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104 USA

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