The Master of Science in Regulatory Science prepares students to assess products that are typically overseen by various corporations and agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Students learn the various methods and standards of approaching safety, quality and performance of products.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year
Courses are offered 100% online
Required number of credits to complete this degree

The cutting edge of regulatory science

The MS program in regulatory science is designed for students interested in protecting public health by controlling the distribution of products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, as well as agrochemicals. In particular, the ASU Regulatory Science program focuses on drugs and devices, preparing students for careers in the pharmaceutical, medical research and medical device industries.

The field of regulatory science focuses on the application of regulations throughout the lifecycle of medical products and compliance with regulations in the development, approval and marketing of medical products. This advanced degree incorporates a transdisciplinary approach to meet the unique needs of regulating bodies and the industry. While earning the MS in regulatory science, students delve into all aspects of regulatory affairs including clinical research, ethics, quality systems, legal aspects and global regulatory practices in the regulatory field.

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  • 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.
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Program Summary

Related Careers

The field of regulatory affairs continues to grow as pharmaceutical and medical development advances. Companies are eager to hire regulatory science professionals into jobs such as:


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 from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited academic institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their 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:
  • Graduate admission application and application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendations
  • Proof of English proficiency

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