Online Master of Science in Regulatory Science

A master’s in regulatory science degree builds the knowledge and abilities needed to ensure the safety of medical research, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This degree prepares you for a variety of careers focused on improving safety for the general public. Graduates often go on to work for manufacturers and agencies that oversee businesses in this sector.

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Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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What is a master’s in regulatory science?

Regulatory science programs focus on how to ensure compliance with regulations in the development, approval and marketing of medical products. You’ll learn about the application of regulations throughout the life cycle of medical products and pharmaceuticals with an emphasis on safety, quality and performance.

Arizona State University’s master’s in regulatory affairs degree takes a transdisciplinary approach and combines aspects of business, engineering and regulatory science. This prepares you to meet the unique needs of regulating bodies and the regulation industry. Coursework in the online regulatory science degree covers:

  • Clinical research.
  • Ethics.
  • Global regulatory affairs.
  • Legal concerns.
  • Quality systems.

Additionally, you can collaborate with clinical research management students in certain courses to gain exposure to this related field and build relevant interpersonal abilities.

What do regulatory scientists do?

 

Regulatory scientists, regulatory affairs professionals and those in similar roles build careers focused on ensuring the safety and effectiveness of products.

Regulatory professionals are responsible for ensuring compliance with the high standards put in place by the Food and Drug Administration and similar agencies. While the efficacy and safety of products themselves are crucially important, so is alignment with rules related to development, testing, distribution and advertising.

Regulatory scientists build careers in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical research and medical devices. A regulatory science degree equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this industry and advance your career as a regulatory scientist.

What makes me a good candidate for a master’s in regulatory science?

 

This regulatory science degree is a great fit for professionals who are interested in the regulation of medical products from discovery to market approval to post-market. This includes the regulation of new drugs, biologics, gene therapy, cell therapy and related medical research or devices. A master’s in regulatory science degree equips you with advanced knowledge in this field and prepares you to advance your career.

The ideal candidate for this regulatory science program has a background in pharmaceuticals, health science, health compliance, nursing or research. However, past regulatory science experience is not a strict requirement. Instead, a desire to support the health and safety of others is a key passion uniting graduates and current students.

Does my regulatory science degree 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.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured master’s in regulatory science courses

The master’s in regulatory science degree prepares you to assess the safety of medical products as overseen by various regulatory agencies. You’ll learn about clinical trial procedures and regulations, project management, data analysis, clinical research operations and more. By earning this degree, you can build a holistic understanding of the regulatory environment. Featured courses include:


Core

Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations


Core

Global Regulatory Affairs


Core

Legal Aspects of Clinical Research


Elective

Translational Research in Drug Discovery and Development


Core

Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs


Core

Quality Assurance and Clinical Research


Core

Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research


Elective

Clinical Research Design and Methods


What can I do with a master’s in regulatory science?

After completing a master’s in regulatory science, graduates may take on oversight roles related to the development, distribution and marketing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other similar products. By earning this degree, you can build the knowledge needed to work for regulatory agencies and businesses in regulated industries. Career examples include:

Compliance officer

FDA inspector

Internal auditor

Regulatory affairs professional

Regulatory coordinator

Regulatory scientist

Quality assurance and control managers

Educators with strong backgrounds in regulatory affairs

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.
  • Industry leaders in pharmaceutical companies and on executive boards.
  • Highly credential experts with doctoral degrees and professional certifications in regulatory affairs.

Educators with strong backgrounds in regulatory affairs

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.
  • Industry leaders in pharmaceutical companies and on executive boards.
  • Highly credential experts with doctoral degrees and professional certifications in regulatory affairs.

Master’s in regulatory science admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in regulatory science must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

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Earn a regulatory science degree from an innovative health school

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.

Tuition calculator

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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