Graduate Certificate in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

USC School of Pharmacy

The Certificate in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs acquaints individuals with the world of medical product regulation, and prepares them for roles in regulatory and quality aspects of medical product development.

Students must complete at least 12 units of coursework including an introductory course in regulatory affairs, at least one specialized course in regulatory management of a particular product type (drugs, devices or food), at least one course in clinical design and one course in quality systems or risk management.

This accredited offering is designed to develop specialists for the high-demand field of medical product development. The program is structured especially for working professionals who wish to take one or two courses per term in convenient weekend or distance formats.

Students and alums of the Certificate program have access to all of the department’s career tools including professional development workshops, recruitment and career events. Our students and alums are in high demand by employers, and we distribute job postings from these recruiters regularly.

Students are expected to enroll each semester until the program is completed. Courses can be taken on site, by distance or as a blended combination. Students will confirm their specific coursework plan in consultation with their graduate advisors before beginning the program.

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