Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring

The bottom line for all healthcare regulations and policies is to keep patients safe. In this program, you’ll build on your previous bachelor’s degree to advance your training in the law and regulation of healthcare, drugs, devices and biologics, as well as health policy.

Over the course of approximately two years, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from executives with experience in drugs, devices and biologics, healthcare, and policy online and in face-to-face settings. When you graduate, you’ll have firsthand experience on how to navigate and uphold the regulatory and legal environment in vital capacities, such as helping pharmaceutical companies gain FDA approval or assisting regulatory agencies develop healthcare policies. And you’ll be fully prepared to advance as a leader in the industry.



For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Experience, interest, or current employment in a research field
COURSE TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
DRA 802 Law and Health Policy of Drugs and Devices
3
DRA 804 FDA and Regulatory Affairs
3
DRA 815 International Regulatory Affairs
3
DRA 807 Statistics in Clinical Research
3
DRA 808 Laws and Regulations Governing Human Research
3
DRA 809 Health Epidemiology
3
DRA 812 Advanced Topics in Regulatory Affairs 3
DRA 814 Data Analysis & Presentation Capabilities in Regulatory Affairs (Capstone) 3
Electives (Choose 2 from below.)
6
Total Program Credit Hours
30

Elective Courses

COURSE TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
DRA 810 Case Study Thesis
3
DRA 811 Health Policy Development and Analysis
3
DRA 816 Principles of Quality Assurance and Control
3
DRA 817 Development and Production of Medical Devices
3
PBH 701 Survey of Public Health 3
PBH 710 Introduction to Health Policy and Management
3
PBH 801 Community Organizing
3
PBH 810 Principles of Public Health Emergency Preparedness
3
PEP 802 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
3
PEP 810 Global Pharmaceutical Policy
3
Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.
 

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