LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

Drexel University Paramedic Training Program

Drexel University is located at 245 N. 15th Street in the University City district of the city of Philadelphia. The university is about a ten minute walk away from Center City, which is one of Philadelphia’s downtown neighborhoods.

Program Schedule

Drexel University offers both an associate degree and bachelor degree program in Emergency Medical Services. The associate’s degree consists of 76 credit hours and the bachelor’s degree consists of 139 credit hours. There are two different tracks students can choose to follow dependent on the degree desired.


Each degree offers both a full time and a part time track to choose from. The part time track is designed to meet the needs of individuals who want to obtain their degree, but cannot attend a traditional program schedule. The traditional associate’s degree program consists of five semesters of work to complete the degree. Clinical and field rotations are included throughout the program. The bachelor’s degree program builds on the knowledge gained from the associate degree program and includes an internship with either an EMS council, flight program, state police, FEMA, OSHA, or a hospital emergency department. Four additional semesters are required to complete the bachelor’s degree.


Program Prerequisites

Students that wish to enter the EMS programs offered through Drexel University will need to complete and submit an application to the university. Once accepted into the university, students can then begin the course. Before completing any of the clinical or field experiences, students may have to submit a criminal background check as well as a drug test. Immunization records will be required as well.

Contact Information

For more information about the EMS program offered at Drexel University you may contact the school at (215) 762-8447 or visit the schools website at www.drexel.edu/