Online Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) in Regulatory and Clinical Research Management

Pursue a Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) in regulatory and clinical research management to lead at the forefront of the discovery and advancement of medical products. This program will complement your leadership experience in regulatory or clinical research management and enable you to strategically bring medical products to market. Upon graduation, you can seek advanced roles within commercial industry, community organizations, government agencies, health care institutions, academia and more.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 17

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 60

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Prepare for leadership roles in the medical and health care industries

Clinical research and regulatory oversight form the foundation of medical product discovery,  development, quality assurance and approval. This program will equip you to provide direction in bringing new medical products to market including drugs, biologics, vaccines, devices and more. As a key stakeholder in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, you’ll have the opportunity to generate new research ideas, products and solutions that improve health outcomes.

Through this interdisciplinary doctoral program, you’ll become a principled, innovative leader who’s eager to meet evolving needs in health care. Your enhanced skills and knowledge will allow you to navigate the complex global framework of regulated medical products. You’ll graduate prepared to facilitate the discovery, evaluation and approval of medical products that improve public health.

What you’ll learn in this first-of-its-kind program

 

In the first doctoral program to combine regulatory science with clinical research management, you’ll learn about a leader’s role in developing new medical products efficiently. In your courses, you’ll hone your interpersonal, analytical, ethical and cultural competencies. You’ll also build a knowledge base related to regulatory and clinical research management, including:

  • Clinical research leadership.
  • Clinical trial design and management.
  • Data management and analysis.
  • Ethical and legal issues in clinical research.
  • Quality assurance and compliance.

Who’s a good candidate for this online doctoral program?

 

Ideal candidates for this doctoral program have a passion for research in health care and improving lives. Successful applicants will also have strong academic and career backgrounds in biomedical sciences, regulatory affairs, data analysis or clinical research management. Relevant work experience might include serving as a clinical research coordinator, clinical trial manager, regulatory affairs specialist, principal investigator and more.

Additionally, applicants must have a master’s degree in clinical research management, regulatory affairs or a related field. A graduate-level foundation in the sciences including biology, chemistry and pharmacology is also key to success in the program.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Regulatory science and clinical research management courses

Your courses will focus on building the research, writing and leadership skills needed to navigate the complexities of medical product development. Key topics include quality control and assurance, responsible conduct and ethics, development and regulation of biologics and more. To culminate the program, you’ll complete an applied project on a research topic in the field. You’ll develop an applied project proposal, write the required chapters and give an oral defense.


Core

Development and Manufacturing Small Molecules


Core

Development and Regulations of Biologics


Core

Leadership in the Medical Product Industry


Core

Pharmacology, Drugs and Society


Core

Planning and Execution of Clinical Research Studies


Core

Quality Control and Assurance Through the Medical Product Cycle


Core

Responsible Conduct and Ethics in Regulatory Affairs


Core

Writing for Research Industry


The leadership roles this doctoral program prepares you for

This doctoral degree prepares you for advanced leadership opportunities in regulatory and clinical research practice settings. You can pursue a variety of growth opportunities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. You’ll also be equipped for prestigious positions within government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additional career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Clinical data manager

Clinical operations director/manager

Compliance officer/manager

Director/manager post-market quality

Director/manager quality control

Director/manager quality management

Director/manager of regulatory affairs

Program/project director manager

Learn alongside experts in clinical research management

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn alongside experts in clinical research management

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

How to apply

Applicants to the Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) in regulatory and clinical research management must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

This program has a highly competitive admission process.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

Preparing the health leaders of tomorrow

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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