Master of Science in Regulatory Management

The Master of Science in Regulatory Management (a blended program that allows online participation) prepares postdoctoral scientists and clinicians to evaluate research studies and strategically plan product development and commercialization.

The interdisciplinary program curriculum provides advanced training in several regulatory subsectors related to pharmaceuticals, medical device and clinical research, as well as grounding in business and management practices. 

Advanced regulatory professionals are responsible for providing regulatory strategic planning for product development and commercialization, and evaluation of clinical research studies. While many pharmaceutical companies require a doctoral level degree for their highest regulatory and clinical positions, doctoral programs do not address these industry-related clinical and regulatory topics.

To address this need, the MS in Regulatory Management program fosters the skills necessary to work in a team-based environment while managing projects and personnel. 

Full- and part-time students can expand their knowledge of regulatory affairs, clinical research and quality systems. Our goal is to develop regulatory science leaders in industry, government and academia.

Career support is offered to all students and alumni, including recruitment events, career fairs and regular distribution of job postings from companies nationally and internationally. Recruiters are aware of the reputation of our alumni and are eager to hire our graduates.

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Master of Science in Regulatory Management Curriculum

The USC MS in Regulatory Management degree requires satisfactory completion of 24 units beyond the doctoral degree. The core curriculum includes courses that focus on basic regulatory frameworks, advanced regulatory frameworks, quality assurance, clinical research, human resource management and project management. 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 Regulatory Management 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
  • Marketing
  • Medical writing
  • Post-marketing surveillance
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Reimbursement

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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.