GC in Medical Product Quality (MPQ)

The USC Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality requires satisfactory completion of 12 units beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Required Courses

All of the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Science can be taken either in-person or online (within the United States). Upon admission we will work with you to develop a course plan that fits your needs. You can find all course descriptions here.

Quality Systems (Choose 1 course)

RSCI 508: Quality Assurance for Drugs & Biologics

RSCI 509: Quality Assurance, Medical Devices & Combination Products

MPTX 515: Quality Systems & Standards

Quality Tools (Choose 1 course)

RSCI 506: Auditing Principles

RSCI 507: Quality Systems and Statistical Process Control

Managing Complex Projects

RSCI 603: Managing Complex Projects

Quality Assurance or Regulatory Option (Choose 1 course)

MPTX 511: Introduction to Medical Product Regulation

MPTX 515: Quality Systems & Standards

MPTX 519: Global Regulation of Medical Products

RSCI 506: Auditing Principles

RSCI 508: Quality Assurance for Drugs and Biologics

RSCI 509: Quality Assurance, Medical Devices and Combination Products

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality you must have met the following requirements:

  • At least 12 units of required and elective courses
  • Obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Maintain continuous enrollment during all fall and spring semesters
  • Complete the certificate within five years

Admission Requirements

Detailed admissions and application information can be found on the Graduate Certificate Admissions Page.