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Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Economics and Health Policy

Be a part of dynamic, ever-evolving industries.

The pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries are responsible for bringing safe and effective drugs and medical products to market to help people live longer and better lives. This complex process spans a broad spectrum of legal, economic, regulatory, administrative, compliance, and policy disciplines.

Whether working within these industries, consulting with these organizations, or evaluating these products as a payer or regulator, a thorough understanding of the environment and tools is essential. You will combine professional and scientific skillsets to work behind-the-scenes to understand health epidemiology, develop fair and inclusive policies, study healthcare outcomes and comparative effectiveness through data analysis, and enhance patient access to cost-effective treatment. While working to improve the operations, standards, and policies that form the industry’s foundation, you’ll find endless opportunities to make a difference in patients’ lives.

Become a highly skilled industry professional.

Working with highly trained faculty who possess extensive research and industry experience, you’ll gain the practical and scientific knowledge needed to navigate the complex political, economic, regulatory, and business facets of an ever-changing industry. In Boston, you’ll have access to world-class hospitals, research facilities, and leading pharmaceutical and biotech organizations. You will graduate with a real-world understanding of the challenges and opportunities within these industries and with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in global healthcare.

Questions about our Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Economics and Health Policy programs? Connect with our Admission Office. Boston: 617.879.5964, Online: 508.373.5657.

Highly Trained Faculty

MCPHS professors are industry executives, entrepreneurs, economists, and healthcare leaders who provide robust avenues for internships and employment.

Flexible Program Offerings

The Masters’ programs are offered both on-site in Boston and online. You can pursue the programs as a full time or part time student Programs start in both the fall and the spring.

Boston is a Global Healthcare Center and Pharma/Biotech Hub

Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, in which MCPHS is located, is a global center for healthcare delivery, research and education. Boston is also the home of several large medical device and pharmaceutical global operations. The area’s reputation as the largest biotech cluster in the world is ideal for professionals looking to take advantage of career opportunities and work experience in the ever-expanding healthcare, biotech, and pharma industries.

Advantageous Connections

Connections to industry leaders and alumni provide unique networking and mentoring opportunities.

A Field of Growth

The programs in Regulatory Affairs, and Pharmaceutical Economics and Health Policy graduate well-rounded professionals with the ability to understand these industries from the combined perspectives of a businessperson, lawmaker, scientist, and most importantly, a patient advocate. From hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to medical research institutions and regulatory agencies, there are countless professional opportunities for the program graduates.


Our students graduate with the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the complex challenges of an ever-evolving field. As a result, our graduates are prepared to take on a number of employment opportunities, including careers as healthcare administrators, health policy analysts, regulatory affairs professionals, regulators, consultants, pharmaceutical economists, and professors. Additionally, our proximity to world-renowned hospitals, biotech companies, research facilities, and healthcare institutions affords students the opportunity to pursue careers right in their backyard.