The Graduate Certificate in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs program is designed to provide specialized education for those looking to develop a systematic understanding of the U.S. regulatory system for medical products. This versatile program allows students to choose among many regulatory science courses to customize the program according to their interests, like drugs and biologics, medical devices or quality.
Our accredited graduate certificates develop specialists for high-demand areas within the broader field of regulatory and quality science. Programs are structured so working professionals can take one or two courses per term. Each certificate can stand alone, or you have the option to build upon your coursework and apply it later toward a master’s degree or our doctoral program.
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Graduate Certificate in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Curriculum
The USC Graduate Certificate in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs requires satisfactory completion of 12 units beyond the baccalaureate degree.
Typically, courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Science can be taken either in-person or online (within the United States). Upon admission, a course plan will be developed to fit your needs.
Career Opportunities for Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Graduates
The FDA offers employment in more than 30 distinct disciplines, and opportunities within the industry can be even more varied. The following are but a few of the broad range of job categories within regulatory and quality sciences:
- Business development/corporate strategy
- Government affairs and policy
- Research and development
- Clinical trials management
- Risk management
- Quality assurance and control
- Good manufacturing processes
- Quality system regulation
- Domestic and international compliance
- Supply chain management
- Project management
- Drug safety
- Medical writing
- Post-marketing surveillance
- Comparative effectiveness
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Designed for Working Professionals
All courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences can be taken online or in-person. Created for working professionals who wish to further their education but cannot travel to traditional classrooms, online students participate in the same classes as students who attend onsite. Lectures can be viewed in real time or at another time.