Where Hearts Learn to Heal

We are committed to cultivating diverse health professions leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations. Outstanding education, clinical service and community engagement are at the core of the CDU experience.

Find Your Program

Explore our programs to discover which one is right for you. Search by area of focus or level of study.

Biomedical Sciences
Our bachelor’s and master’s biomedical sciences programs provide essential and advanced knowledge for professional roles and ongoing learning involving all students in research, service and community engagement.
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The College of Medicine provides excellent training and a strong support system to those who wish to become doctors or advance their professional medical career.
Public Health
Bachelor’s and master’s programs in public health address the health and education needs of underserved communities. Study the field of public health through a social justice lens in an academically rigorous environment.
Radiology & Medical Imaging
Combine formal instruction with practical experience to prepare for a career in radiology or medical imaging. Students who study within this field have the opportunity to learn from some of the best imaging centers and leaders in our community.
Social Sciences
Explore human behavior, social emotions and behaviors in the field of social sciences. Our programs focus on counseling psychology, addiction studies and community mental health disparities.
Pursue a two-year Associate of Science degree at CDU.
CDU offers bachelor degrees in nursing, science and psychology. Explore bachelor program options that allow you to make a difference in eliminating healthcare disparities.
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Earning a certificate can help increase your expertise and also enhance your career. CDU offers bachelor and post-graduate certificate options in a variety of healthcare fields.
CDU offers terminal degree programs in medicine and nursing. In addition to our own Doctor of Medicine program, we offer a medical education partnership with UCLA.
Explore continuing education options available to medical professionals through CDU.
Other Programs

Is Charles R. Drew University right for you?

We offer a variety of degree programs for students interested in a wide variety of healthcare professions. After graduation, CDU students often return to practice and provide care in underserved communities.

Learn more about being a student at CDU.

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By the Numbers


First-time pass rate for students taking the Radiologic Technology exam in 2020.


Of undergrad students received financial aid in 2021-22.


of CDU students are from communities of color.


of CDU faculty are from communities of color.


Degrees and certificates earned by the Class of 2023.

The motivation to serve. The skills to make a world of difference.

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A Leader in Workforce Diversity

We are impacting the future of healthcare preparing diverse health professions leaders. CDU is the second-most diverse university nationally in terms of student and faculty diversity.

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Creating Geographic Access to Care

Our community healthcare programs, run by faculty and students, provide valuable care for vulnerable populations in the south Los Angeles area.

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Committed to Eliminating Health Disparities

CDU graduates often return to underserved communities to work as healthcare providers. Ongoing research and health policy efforts focus on the root causes and the impact of health disparities.

CDU prepared me for medical school and provided me with the opportunities to succeed in my medical school applications.”
Brittany Christian
Brittany Christian , MSBMS Class of 2018
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Jazz at Drew Returns to CDU on 9/21