Applications for the online Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science programs are now being accepted until June 30, 2018. Fall semester begins August 27, 2018.
Regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Master of Science (MS) and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science programs focus on drugs and biologics, although aspects of diagnostics, devices, and nutritional products are also addressed. The Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science provides a more limited course of study than the MS degree program.
Both programs cover all major areas of drug product and biologics regulatory science, including:
- Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)
- Clinical Research
- Phase IV Research (e.g., Pharmacoepidemiology)
- Drug and Biologics Discovery
The strength of the MS program is its science-driven understanding of drug and biologic product development and regulation. The program covers regulatory affairs in a global manner, including the application of regulatory principles worldwide.
The Masters of Science and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science programs are online, part-time programs designed for working professionals who now work in (or would like to work in) regulatory science in industry or government.
Graduates will be fluent in the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products
They will possess the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Devise and implement global strategies for drug, biologic, and device development and evaluation
- Differentiate USA and other regional requirements for drug product and biologics development and registration
- Apply principles of basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences in drug and biologics discovery and development
- Formulate critical elements of CMC to drug development
- Relate principles of clinical research design to practices in clinical trial management
- Apply critical methods of risk assessment and drug utilization from pharmacoepidemiology and post-marketing surveillance, and evaluate economic and sociodemographic factors that influence drug use
The program has provided me with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of regulatory science, which is essential to my work as an administrator for the protection of human subjects in research. The curriculum has provided a rich educational experience that challenges me to improve my research and decision-making skills. The program is truly designed to be as rigorous as a traditional in-person master’s degree program.Terrence Clemmons
With the knowledge and skills obtained through the MS in Regulatory Science program, graduates will have access to a number of opportunities in drug and biologics research and development.
- Regulatory science/affairs positions at pharmaceutical companies, as well as device and biotechnology companies
- Regulatory science/affairs positions at government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Admission into PhD programs