A doctorate designed specifically for Regulatory Professionals!
In Fall 2008 the University of Southern California launched its new professional doctorate program in Regulatory Science (DRSc). Regulatory Science addresses the art and science of developing medical products and foods through the complex regulatory and reimbursement paths required to market such products internationally.
The 64-unit professional doctorate is a novel, specialized program of study that cultivates research, leadership and inquiry skills for advanced students in the emerging profession of global regulatory science. It is designed to produce graduates who have a particular expertise in strategic management, policy development and research assessment and who will work in senior positions in the public sector, academia and the medical products industry.
Participants in this program take a set of interdependent courses that extend from a strong core of basic regulatory science coursework and additionally focus on three main areas—global product strategy, product lifecycle strategy, and project and personnel management. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are already working full-time outside of the university in positions in which they have substantial leadership or managerial responsibilities. The doctoral degree is administered by the School of Pharmacy.
The fall 2016 application period has ended. Applications for the fall 2018 cohort will be accepted starting in August 2017. Please visit our application page for more information.