Monday, 10 October 2011

Universities offering Masters courses in Regulatory Affairs in USA

Here are the Universities in USA offering Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and allied subjects -


1.Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, West Lafayette-IN
Master of Science in Regulatory Quality Compliance
Website Link-http://www.ipph.purdue.edu/graduateprogram/ms-rqc/admissions.php


2.University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles-CA
Master of Science in Regulatory science 
3.North Eastern University, College of Professional studies, Boston-MA
Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics and Medical Devices 


4.Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston-MA
 Master of Science In Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy

5.Temple University, School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia-PA
Master of Science in QA/RA 

6.Arizona State University,College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Phoenix-AZ
Master of Science in Regulatory Science & Health Safety
Course developed in collaboration with USFDA
Website Link-http://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/regulatory

7.St. John's University,
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Queens-NY
Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration (Specialization in Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance)
Website Link-http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/pharmacy/departments/pas/ms

8.Long Island University,
Arnold  & Marie Schwartz college of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Brooklyn-NY
Master of Science in Drug Regulatory Affairs
Website Link-http://www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/pharmacy/div_social_admin_sciences_drug_reg.html

9. John Hopkins University, Centre for Biotechnology Education, Baltimore-MD.
Master of Science in Bioscience Regulatory Affairs (Mainly deals with Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs)
Website Link-http://biotechnology.jhu.edu/graduate-education/ms-in-bsra/index.html

10. Regis college, Weston-MA

Master of Science in Regulatory and Clinical Research Management 
                                                                  
11.The University of Georgia, Gwinnett Campus, Lawrenceville-GA*
 Master of Science for Regulatory Affairs
Website Link-http://ra.rx.uga.edu/

12.San Diego State University, Centre for Distance Learning*
Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs
Website Link-http://interwork.sdsu.edu/cbbd/regaffairs/ms_regaffairs.htm

13. North Western University, School of Continuing Education, Chicago-IL*
Master of Science in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science
Website Link-http://www.scs.northwestern.edu/grad/mqars/

14.University of Florida, Gainesville-FL*
Master of Science in Pharmacy-Drug Regulatory Affairs
Website Link-http://www.distance.ufl.edu/program.aspx?p=                                                                   
15. Tufts University, School of Medicine
Master of Science in Development and Regulation of Medicines and Devices

Other Related Course-
University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainsville-FL
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical outcomes and Policy
Course is offered in collaboration with FDA Center for Drug evaluation and research.
The students enrolled for the course will have a guaranteed intership at the FDA or Industry.
Eligibility-Terminal Degree in Health Sciences such as PharmD
Website Link-http://www.cop.ufl.edu/pop/education/residential-masters/

My preferred University-
 If I were to go for MS in RA,  Arizona State University would be my most preferred one for the following reasons-

1.The course is developed in collaboration with USFDA (the most respected Regulatory agency in the world) and the students will receive guest lectures from FDA personnel.
2. Chance for internship with FDA's CDER.
3.The fees and cost living will be much less than most of the  above universities.
4.The competition for admission will be probably less as the university is not much famous.

References-
1.http://www.raps.org/your-career/resource-tools/degree-and-certificate-programs.aspx#us
2.http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-pharmacy- schools/pharmacy-rankings
3.http://en.wikipedia.org/

Note- 
1.Most of the Universities offer the courses through various modes such as Full time, Part time, online modes or combination of these modes. Hence the prospective students are advised to check with the university representatives whether the universities offer the courses in their mode of interest before applying.

2. The universities offering MS only through part time/online modes are indicated with "*" ..



81 comments:

  1. that is exactly what I'm trying to find out. thanks a lot!!!!!

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  2. Question, any particular reason for the order in which they are listed above? or not really, it's just the
    listing!
    2nd question, what school is the 2nd program like Arizona that was set up by the help of FDA?
    Thanks

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    2. @ NucRph ...The listing is based on my personal opinion after referring various online sources.The listing is done in my decreasing order of preference i.e in my personal opinion Purdue university in the best..University of southern califonia is the 2nd best and so on.


      University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainsville-FL offers ,Master of Science in Pharmaceutical outcomes and Policy, but it is not related to Regulatory Affairs.

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    3. i.e. UOF,Gainsville , offers ,Master of Science in Pharmaceutical outcomes and Policy in collaboration with FDA (which of course is not much related to Regulatory Affairs.)

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  3. arizona university is not accepting admissions now..
    what is the other univ developed the program wih FDA collaboration?

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    1. As conveyed in my above comment-University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainsville-FL, offers Master of Science in Pharmaceutical outcomes and Policy in collaboration with FDA but it is not related to Regulatory Affairs.

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    2. My only issue with SDSU is that it is currently housed under their EXTENSION program, so for example, the online registration programs expects you to whip out your full tuition up front, instead of being able to pay as you go like with regular registration and billing. That is a HUGE drawback for me b/c I'm getting reimbursed at work. Otherwise I would have applied.

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    3. My only issue with SDSU is that it is currently housed under their EXTENSION program, so for example, the online registration programs expects you to whip out your full tuition up front, instead of being able to pay as you go like with regular registration and billing. That is a HUGE drawback for me b/c I'm getting reimbursed at work. Otherwise I would have applied.

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  4. hello sir, I am a biomedical engineering student... and wish to pursue my masters in regulatory affairs for MEDICAL DEVICES. Does any of these universities provide this program in particular for medical devices? Because most of the universities are related to pharmacy except few.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Kruti,

      North Eastern University offers-Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics and Medical Devices
      the curriculum is provided in the below link-http://www.cps.neu.edu/degree-programs/graduate/masters-degrees/masters-regulatory-affairs.php

      St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN offers MS in RA with main focus on medical devices
      the curriculum is provided in the below link-http://www.stcloudstate.edu/ras/courses.asp

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    2. hey kruti,
      go through university of south florida.u vil find ur same program.
      http://gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/XRA.html

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  5. it looks like there is no university which is offering full time masters in regulatory, which is suitable for international students

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  6. Hello Sir,

    Firstly I'd like to thank you so much for all the compiled info you have provided by sparing your valuable time. It is a life-saver!

    I am a Pharmacy graduate, currently undergoing the process of licensure for RPh, but am not very inclined towards practicing in retail pharmacy, hence am looking into different career options within this field.

    What course from the above list would you most recommend considering my Pharma background?

    Also, ASU has started a new MS-CRM course( http://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/programs/nursing/graduate/ms/crm/index.htm )in which they plan to incorporate their previous regulatory affairs concentration as well. What would be the credibility and reputability of this course versus the others?

    Once again, thank you so much for this valuable compilation!

    Regards,
    Janki

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    1. Hi Janki,

      Appreciate, your feedback. In my personal opinion, among the above mentioned universities, purdue is the best followed by others, considering its ratings. You could also consider North eastern university as your first option because, the curriculum seems to be the most comprehensive.

      You could select the course offered by ASU, if you are interested in clinical side of Regulatory Affairs. However, it doesn't seem to be useful for Pharma Regulatory Affairs.

      Best Regards,
      Rajesh

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  7. WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTION REGARDING MASTERS IN QA/RA FROM TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

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    1. Temple university is a well known university, so I guess the MS from it is a good one.

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    2. Hello dear sir,
      This website is really helpful for somone who is fresher in RA. I am so thankful to you to make such platform for us.
      would you giv me list of university in GERMANY which offer MS or PhD in RA/QA.
      Thanks and Regards..

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  8. Hello,

    I am a B.Pharmacy graduate. After graduating with MS in Regulatory Affairs, are there any chances of getting a job in FDA?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Its very tough to get a job in FDA, and I believe US citizens are only given opportunity. Of course chances are definitely there.

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  9. Would it have the same value and job opportunities if I do this course online from one of your listed universities?
    Thank you

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    1. Full time course is always better than online course, knowledge and job opportunity wise.

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  10. what about San Diego State University for RA is it good??

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    1. The listing in the above article is done, in my decreasing order of preference i.e in my personal opinion Purdue university in the best..University of southern califonia is the 2nd best and San Deigo is 14th.

      San Deigo offers the course through distance mode.

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  11. Interesting list of good Universities.Can you give me a good university to go,I'm planning on taking my masters degree in education.

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  12. sir ,i have got admit from Temple univ for QA/RA program.Can u please give me info regarding job oppertunities after completing the course in USA.
    thank you

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    1. Temple University is good one. Getting job depends upon your competence, luck, job market when you are done with your course.

      Regards,
      Rajesh

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  13. hello sir,
    for the regulatory affairs do all the universities above need a gre score or only toefl score is required? can u please clear my confusion. .

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    1. Almost all the good universities require GRE scores. Hence, its advisable to take GRE test.

      Regards,
      Rajesh Y

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    2. thank u sir..:)

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  14. hello sir,
    sir can i know the job opportunities after the completion of the course of ms in regulatory affairs in US.? are they sufficient jobs for the international students. i heard that the companies hire US citizens only n there are are very low chances for international students is that true? if it is so then wat are the other options where we can do well.

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  15. Most companies will only hire US Citizens; I know international students many from India and Brazil who couldn't find anything for over a year so they left.

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  16. Is it better to go for graduate certificate in RA from a canadian
    college as compared to ms from thse universities....
    any idea.

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  17. Hi
    1. is there any Indian universities offering certificate/diploma/distance/online courses in RA?
    2. What about RAPS?

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  18. Hi,

    Which university is better if given a choice between USC and NEU. I am applying to both these universities but cost is a big factor between the two.

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    1. I listed the universities, based on the decreasing order of my preference considering the ratings available online. The final decision has to be made by you.

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  19. Hello sir,

    thanks for the well compiled information on MS. in regulatory affairs in us.I appeared for bpharma final exams and I am planning to give gre,during the course I had just given two or three seminars and no projects or research.As I am interested in RA ,I wanted to know that is it worth studying RA in usa considering job opurtunities and which are the other options to be considered regarding ms in us since I have an interest in pharmaceutics and pharmacology.

    awaiting for a reply.



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  20. Hello sir,

    How are the opportunities after graduation in RA ? What kind of avg salaries do we look at ?

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    1. Hi,

      I guess, you are talking about opportunities in USA. The opportunities are definitely good in USA. I am not aware of avg. salaries in USA, as I am based in India.

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  21. Hi All,


    I have done master's in biotechnology and am planning to take up MS in drug regulatory affairs course. Can anyone tell me the scope of the subject, job opportunities and salary features?

    Also please suggest some subjects where i can opt for, apart from RA for my background.

    Thanks in advance.
    Rashmi.Chaitanya

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    1. Hi,

      I guess, you are talking about scope, job opportunities in USA. The opportunities are definitely good in USA. I am not aware of avg. salaries in USA.

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  22. Hi Rajesh this is kiran from hyderabad.I completed M.Sc biochemistry
    in 2007. Then I got a job in Pharmaceutical company.I have 5 years of experience in Analytical Quality control dept. I want to join regulotory affires masters program in usa. what is my admission chances. Do i get my admission or not.pls clarify my doubt.
    Kiran
    +91-9247678172

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  23. Hello Sir,

    I done my B.Pharmacy from Mumbai University with first class, My GPA is 3.4. And I have 2 years full time experience as Regulatory Affairs officer in Pharma Company.Currently I am working as a freelancer for the same company in a same department.
    But my problem is my Toefl Score. My Toefl score is only 78 and I want to apply for spring 2014 . I really don't have time to give toefl again.

    Can you please suggest me the universities list for ms in regulatory where I can get admission on above basis.

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  24. Hello, i have just completed B Pharmacy from Bangalore. I am planning on applying for the MS program in Quality Assurance and Regulatory affairs in the US for the spring of 2014. I wanted to know my odds of getting into a university since i do not have a work experience.

    Thankyou

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    1. hi even i completed my b.pharm this year and planning for fall 2014 and I'm from Bangalore

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  25. Hi,I'm confused taking regulatory affairs or pharmaceutical administration .Please help.

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  26. Hi Sir,
    Iam completed M.Sc in Organic chemistry in 2007 and working in Analytical R&D from the last six years.Iam interested in M.S in regulatory affairs.Can you please give me suggestion that in which university i can get admission.
    My M.Sc Percentage is 65% and GRE;295(V-142,Q-153 and AWA-2.5)
    My IELTS score is6.0.In which of the above universities i can get admission.
    Please help me in selectng universities

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  27. Hi Rajesh,i had completed B pharmacy and M pharmacy(Pharmaceutics) in India (2004-2013).Present i am living in Texas USA on H4 visa.I want to pursue my masters in US & interested in regulatory affairs.Can you suggest me which courses can i choose for masters to get good job opportunities in USA

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    1. northeastern uni and temple uni are good. USC is also good but expensive

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    2. course duration in north eastern university is 1 yr or 2yrs???

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  28. hello sir,
    i am a b. pharmacy graduate.
    have 4 years of pharma marketing ex.
    i am longing for ms in RA there in Northeastern uni.
    how will it be for me after completing the course.
    please suggest.

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  29. hi i am shruthi finished my B.Pharm and M.Pharm(pharmacology) in INDIA. And i would like to do masters in regulatory affairs. Can you pls suggest me best universities providing that course in florida.
    Thanks in advance

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  30. Hi there,

    I've done my undergrad in chemistry from university central florida. During my bachelors I worked in spectroscopy lab preparing functionalizing nanoparticles and its application is in LEDs / solar cell and nowadays some particles are used in cancer cell research, which currently I am working in as intern. During my senior year I also did one year of internship in chromatography lab in company, learning HPLC and GC. all these experiences i am listing to show I have pure chemistry background not pharmacology or pharmacy. I dont have any real world regulatory affairs work experience or course work on transcript to show. For masters I am evaluating my option, I am new bee learning regulatory affairs as buzzword. More I am researching about the industry I m inclining towards this field. Realistically speaking how can I gear myself to prepare to get in to the program? I dont mind finding internship in the filed but chemistry degree qualifies to find some entry level regulatory internship? if there yeas what kind of industry or companies should I target? your post above is abt university rankings which is really good listing. Do universities not in top tens but fairly good universities ask for work experience?. I am raising too many questions but if u can give some idea would be great.
    Thanks

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  31. Hi

    The post above this ,I 've written it before I searched rest of your blog and finding it very informative.
    I would still appreciate if you can give your two cents about the questions I had in post above.
    Looking forward to response

    Thanks.

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  32. hello sir,

    currently im doing my b.pharmacy in india and i want to do m.s drug regulatory affairs.i want to know about the qualifying mark in exams like GRE IELTS for entering those universities
    thank you

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  33. ms in us Admission Guidance
    If you are passionate about studying abroad, then US is the best choice. US has some of the best universities.
    http://www.abroadstudycareer.com/us-in-ms.php

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  34. Is there any University which is conducting phd in Regulatory Affairs

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  35. Good thing I'm an Arizona state resident!

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  36. I think it's worth mentioning that University of Maryland's MS Program in Biotechnology Regulatory Science is NOT only 499/credit for OUT of STATE students (cheaper than ASU), it is also linked to an entire biotechnology department AND FDA designated center for regulatory excellence, or whatever they call it. I think that's pretty neat. May end up going there even if I am an Arizona resident; ASU's tuition for the online program offers no benefit for being in state. If you ARE a Maryland State resident, however, you can do their program for 299/credit. That's pretty neat.

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  37. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for the information.
    I have done my MSc in microbiology from India. currently i am working with Cognizant (india) as a clinical trial data analyst with over 2 years of experience. I want to pursue a career of MS in regulatory affairs in the US considering the huge potential in the field and related to my work experience. please suggest which are the universities i should target from the above.
    thanks again

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  38. I'm not sure, but I think you're missing Johns Hopkins Regulatory Science MS and George Washington Regulatory AFfairs MS here. JHU for me was way too expensive, although they keep calling. GWU has what i believe is an amazing faculty....and a really innovative semester scheduling that breaks a regular semester down into two six weeks sessions or so you can take one class at a time. Great for adults.

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  41. Hi I have completed my b.pharmacy in India 2015. And I have done with my gre283, and ielts 5.5,scores and I am looking for Ms.in regulator affairs can u suggest the college's regarding my score

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  42. Hi I have completed my b.pharmacy in India 2015. And I have done with my gre283, and ielts 5.5,scores and I am looking for Ms.in regulator affairs can u suggest the college's regarding my score

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  47. I am wondering for the suitable university to study MS in Regulatory affairs. I have good academics in m.pharma with IELTS 6.0 and GRE 290.

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  49. Hi
    Its very useful information provided by u.Thanks
    I need some more information regarding the universities which offer admissions in summer for doing masters in RA.

    Thanks in advance.

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