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Learn the skills you need to excel in the global regulatory field. Our MS in Regulatory Science prepares you to tackle the challenges facing the clinical field by emphasizing a transdisciplinary approach to meet the unique needs of regulating bodies and the regulated industry. But unlike other master’s degrees, the MS Regulatory Science doesn’t require prior work experience, so graduates can enter the workforce better prepared than ever before. This 33-credit program exposes graduates to the legal and ethical aspects that make up clinical research and medical device development, as well as safety in regulatory science, regulations throughout the life cycle of medical products and the drug-approval process.
Key areas of emphasis
The MS program in regulatory science is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of regulatory affairs. It focuses on safety as a fundamental aspect of regulatory science, on the application of regulations throughout the life cycle of medical products, and on compliance with regulations in the development, approval and marketing of medical products. The program incorporates a transdisciplinary approach to meet the unique needs of regulating bodies and the regulated industry. It encompasses coursework in clinical research, ethics, quality systems, legal aspects and global regulatory affairs in the regulatory field.
Regulatory Science, MS
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
This degree follows the general graduate application deadlines.
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Required Core (24 credit hours)
HCR 552 Medical Device Development and Regulation (3)
HCR 553 Quality Assurance and Clinical Research (3)
HCR 561 Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research (3)
HCR 563 Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs (3)
HCR 576 Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations (3)
HCR 577 Global Regulatory Affairs (3)
HCR 578 Legal Aspects of Clinical Research (3)
HCR 579 Translational Research in Drug Discovery and Development (3)
Restricted Electives (6 credit hours)
HCR 545 Foundations of Biospecimen Repository Administration (3)
HCR 555 Pharmaceutical Safety and Risk Management (3)
HCR 557 Clinical Research Design and Methods (3)
HCR 558 Technical Writing for the Regulatory Professional (3)
HCR 568 Health Care Project Management (3)
HCR 575 Contracting and Budgeting for Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials (3)
Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
HCR 566 Clinical Research Management Capstone (3)
Additional Curriculum Information
For electives coursework, students choose two courses for six credit hours from the restricted electives list. Other coursework may be substituted with approval from the academic unit.