The program courses cover regulatory issues related to the quality of drugs, biologics and medical devices in the U.S. and internationally. Graduates will leave the program prepared to meet the needs of employers and the public in this ever-expanding field.
The STEM-designated MS in Medical Product Quality is designed for students with a background in biological, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering. The goal of the program is to train students in the theory behind current and future regulations which impact product quality, and to provide real-life practical tools they will use in their industry careers.
Professionals working in quality assurance and quality control are responsible for the testing and oversight required to ensure the safety of health care products. Students develop an understanding of the basic principles essential for the interpretation and implementation of quality practices and systems.
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Master of Science in Medical Product Quality Curriculum
The USC MS in Medical Product Quality degree requires satisfactory completion of 32 units beyond the baccalaureate degree. The core curriculum includes courses that focus on basic regulatory frameworks, quality assurance, risk management, statistics and project management, as well as elective options. Hands-on experience is encouraged through the participation in academic and industry internships, or the TRAQS program.
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.
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Career Opportunities for Medical Product Quality 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.