Master of Professional Studies in Regulatory Affairs

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The master’s in Regulatory Affairs prepares students with the knowledge and advanced skills that are required for a successful career in regulatory and clinical affairs. Students develop a deeper understanding of the scientific, legal, ethical, and business considerations needed to guide products from the lab to the market.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MPS in Regulatory Affairs, students must successfully complete all 12, three-credit program courses (36 credits total), including two core courses (Ethics and Capstone, 6 credits), six foundation courses (18 credits), and four elective courses (12 credits).

Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in both Ethics and Capstone, and students must maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (“B” average) to graduate from the program.

Program Formats

  • On Campus: The on-campus format for the master's in Regulatory Affairs program is designed for students in the D.C. metro area who prefer learning in a classroom setting and on a consistent schedule. Classes are held on campus at the same times every week, giving students an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with faculty and peers in a classroom environment.
  • Online: The online format for the master's in Regulatory Affairs program is the same as the on-campus format, only it is designed for students who prefer learning in a flexible online community and/or are not located in the D.C. metro area. In this online format, students can listen to lectures and complete assignments on their own schedules from select states across the country, with all faculty and peer interaction occurring in a virtual setting.

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