The increasing pace of bioscience product development and services means compliance with federal and state regulations is critical to the survival of biotechnology companies. Companies report an increasing need for trained professionals educated in regulatory science. To meet this acute need, Johns Hopkins University offers an MS in Regulatory Science. Students completing the program go on to lead regulatory science initiatives in government and industry.
MS in Regulatory Science
|Format||Online and Onsite (Rockville, MD)|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring, and Summer|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses|
|Length of Program||12 – 24 months|
|Tuition||$4,495 per course*|
The objective of the program is to provide students pursuing a career in regulatory science with a specialized course of study emphasizing advanced topics in the regulatory approval processes for global and domestic biotech products. Students may specialize in an aspect of regulatory science of their choice through three elective courses, including a wide variety (relating to all FDA-regulated product types) of advanced regulatory courses. By providing students with a strong foundation in regulatory science and a hands-on introduction to current good manufacturing, laboratory and clinical practices, as well as product development, the program offers graduates unique instruction for the specialized jobs in regulatory science in federal, academic and industry work settings.
Measures to Determine Student Learning
Students in the MS in Regulatory Science program take 10 courses, seven of which are required. Our curriculum offers practical hands-on, real-life regulatory science experience through case-study assignments and a unique Practicum course at the end of the program. Students are expected to research, evaluate and present scientifically and legally-justifiable positions on case studies from different perspectives of advanced regulatory topics.
Designed for working adults, the program offers courses conveniently online. Some onsite courses are taught during evenings or weekends at the university’s Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD, but the majority of the courses for this MS in Regulatory Science are taught online. Expect highly interactive courses taught by professionals in the field from FDA and biotechnology industry. You have up to five years to complete the degree and it typically takes students working full-time about two years to complete.
State-specific Information for Online Programs
Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.
*Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees. More information.
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