Curriculum

To earn an MPS in Regulatory Affairs, you must successfully complete 12 courses (36 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethics of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
    • Capstone
  • 6 foundation courses (18 credits total):
    • The Regulation of Pharmaceuticals
    • The Regulation of Medical Devices
    • The Regulation of Biologics
    • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Laws
    • Principles of Good Manufacturing Practice
    • Regulations of Human Experimentation and Good Clinical Practice
  • 4 elective courses (12 credits total):

All core and/or foundation courses—aside from Capstone, which you will take during your final semester of the program—must be completed before you can take elective courses.

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to five years to complete the degree.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Program Formats

The Regulatory Affairs program is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.

  • On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format of the master's in Regulatory Affairs, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
  • Online Format: The online master’s in Regulatory Affairs has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule.

Georgetown University is an Enterprise Member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). Through the program's Enterprise Membership, students are eligible to receive RAPS membership and associated benefits. RAPS has professional development resources for professionals at all levels, including online courses, webcasts, workshops, conferences and more. RAPS is the largest global organization for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and nutritional products.