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Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

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 in business administration, nursing, marketing and management, public health, or related field to advance your training in federal and international regulatory affairs.

This 3-course program offers advanced study in regulatory affairs without a commitment to a master’s degree program. You’ll 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 be well prepared to advance your career by extending your expertise.

Graduates of this program may choose to transition to the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy program.

For admission to the certificate program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Experience, interest, or current employment in a research field
DRA 804 FDA and Regulatory Affairs
DRA 815 International Regulatory Affairs 3
DRA xxx An additional RAHP course except DRA 810, Case Study Thesis 3

Our flexible course schedule allows students to go customize their curriculum plan to fit their needs. The following are sample curriculum plans for the Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs.


Year I Fall
DRA804 FDA and Regulatory Affairs 3
International Regulatory Affairs 3
Year I Spring  

RAHP Elective

Year I Fall
DRA816 or DRA818  RAHP Elective 3
DRA804 FDA and Regulatory Affairs 3
Year I Spring DRA815 International Regulatory Affairs 3
Total credits needed to complete certificate 9


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.

Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2018

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