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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 a Master of Science in regulatory science. Students completing the program go on to lead regulatory science initiatives in government and industry.
The objective of the program is to provide students 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.
Students in the MS in Regulatory Science program take 10 courses, seven of which are required. The 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.
Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.
Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.
All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.