Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Domestic Regulatory Affairs

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 16
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

As biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies rapidly seek federal approval for products, demand is growing for qualified regulatory affairs professionals. Scientists developing new products and legal experts guiding them through the FDA approval process will benefit from regulatory affairs training.

The Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Domestic Regulatory Affairs is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of medical device regulation and the industry's unique software development and validation issues. The program will also prepare students to assure compliance, reduce costs, and improve techniques governing acquisition and measurement. Students will also develop a vocabulary of over 750 acronyms and technical/regulatory words in which FDA has applied its own distinctive meaning. Courses from this certificate may be applied toward the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices.


Curriculum

Required Courses (16-17 q.h.)

RGA 6200 Biologics Development: A QA/Regulatory Overview 4 q.h.
RGA 6201 New Drug Development: A QA/Regulatory Overview 4 q.h.
RGA 6202 Medical Device Development: A QA/Regulatory Overview 4 q.h.

Choose one of the following courses: 

RGA 6203 Food, Drug, and Medical Device Law: Topics and Cases 5 q.h.
RGA 6206 Practical Aspects of Regulatory Compliance 4 q.h.
RGA 6210 Strategic Planning and Project Management for Regulatory Affairs Professionals in Domestic and International Markets 4 q.h.
RGA 6211 Combination Products and Convergence 4 q.h.
RGA 6212 Safety Sciences 1: Introduction to Safety and Surveillance for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices in the U.S. and Abroad 4 q.h.
RGA 6214 Food and Drug Administration: Creation, Behavior, and Regulatory Culture 4 q.h.
RGA 6216 Medical, Social, and Financial Dimensions of Orphan Drugs 4 q.h.
RGA 6217 Biomedical Product Development: From Biotech to Boardroom to Market 4 q.h.
TCC 6370 Regulatory Writing: Medical Device Submissions 4 q.h.
TCC 6380 Regulatory Writing: New Drug Applications 4 q.h.

 

Total Quarter Hours: 16-17

 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $9,776.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2014-15 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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