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80 Pharmaceutical Organization Employees Earn a Master’s Degree from MCPHS

Quick Facts

  • A global pharmaceutical organization partnered with MCPHS
  • More than 80 full-time employees graduated
  • Employees earned an MS in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy


Our client is a pharmaceutical division of a healthcare company with employees all over the world.


As a global organization in a highly regulated industry, our client identified a clear need for developing its Regulatory Affairs team. With full-time employees working in multiple countries, our client needed a customized and flexible learning program that could accommodate time zones, full-time work schedules, and global organizational complexities.


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) created a company-specific cohort of its MS in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy program. To overcome the logistical challenges, courses were delivered online and on a part-time basis, allowing students to balance coursework with their professional and personal lives, across multiple time zones. An accommodating fee structure took into account differences in the economic circumstances of countries where the company had employees.


Students enjoy the flexible course format, friendly and accessible professors, and comprehensive and applicable coursework. Regulatory Affairs associates enhance their core competencies and non-regulatory employees are better prepared to deliver on their responsibilities, due to a better understanding of the regulatory environment around the world.


More than 80 full-time employees have earned the MS in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy from MCPHS.

The company has been able to turn managers into leaders. With completion of the degree, associates have moved from more operational roles to more strategic roles due to their increased understanding of regulatory affairs. Several associates moved across business units and transitioned into new roles such as product strategy.

About MCPHS School of Professional Studies

For nearly 200 years, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) has been educating future healthcare and life-sciences leaders.

The MCPHS School of Professional Studies was created to provide multiple learning pathways for current and aspiring healthcare and life-sciences professionals. coursework allows students to earn credentials to begin or advance their careers, to build skills, knowledge, and expertise, and to enrich their career opportunities. The school offers prerequisite courses for students who seek to enter professional healthcare and life-science programs, certificate programs and other micro-credentials that target skill development, professional growth, and enhanced career opportunities.

Our professional education programs are available to any individual or organization looking to enhance the skills of their current employees, either individually or with a cohort-based approach. Backed by nearly 200 years in healthcare and life-science education, MCPHS is a value-add to any individual or team looking to improve overall outcomes. The courses taught by MCPHS health professions faculty go beyond the basics and apply leading best practices and tools to improve overall efficiency.

Questions about our professional education programs? Contact the School of Professional Studies at or 339.236.2605.


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