With the role of clinical research managers expanding, ASU’s online MS in clinical research management, regulatory science specialty, takes a transdisciplinary approach in providing an education strong in commercial and fiscal practices of conducting clinical research, ethical and regulatory aspects of research, and management of clinical drug, biological, and medical device trials.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

What is regulatory science and regulatory affairs?

Regulatory sciences address the safety and efficacy of health and pharmaceutical products in the pursuit new medical products and treatments. Regulatory affairs connects the field of new products discovery to the regulations and standards by governing boards and organizations. Advance medical care and treatment while ensuring that new discoveries adhere to rules and regulations that keep patients safe with this program which blends the sciences and affairs of clinical regulation.

Become a regulatory scientist

The regulatory science concentration of this master of clinical research management program emphasizes regulatory affairs as well as regulatory sciences. This program encompasses course work in regulatory writing techniques, quality systems, and medical device or pharmaceutical regulation. The concentration for this online healthcare degree is designed to develop your understanding of how to meet regulatory oversight requirements as they relate to the conduct of clinical studies.

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The program is designed to be flexible and conducive to the adult learner; part-time study is available. This 33-semester-hour program is offered online including a required six semester-hour capstone clinical research project.

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  • According to U.S. News & World Report, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation ranks in the top 11% nationally for its Master's programs.
  • The partnership between ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Mayo Clinic received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award in 2015.
  • ASU BSN graduates surpass the national average of 82% on the NCLEX first time pass rate at 92%.


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  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from American Public Health Association
  • Countless national faculty nursing awards

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Science in Clinical Research Management (Regulatory Science) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Regulatory science jobs include but are not limited to:


Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree that includes courses with content in anatomy and physiology and medical terminology, or if they have earned a bachelor's degree in any field and provide evidence of successful completion of additional courses in anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Resume or curriculum vitae
  4. Three online references
  5. Proof of English proficiency
  6. Proof of six months experience in clinical research

Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

The applicant's resume or curriculum vitae must show six months of full-time, related clinical research work or internship experience. The applicant may be required to submit employer job description or internship transcript.

The online references should be from colleagues, supervisors or other professional contacts and should attest to the applicant's academic and leadership experiences.

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