MS in Regulatory Management (RM) | Curriculum and Requirements

The USC MS in Regulatory Science degree requires satisfactory completion of 24 units beyond the baccalaureate degree. The core curriculum includes courses that focus on basic regulatory frameworks, advanced regulatory frameworks, quality assurance, clinical research, human resource management and project management. Hands-on experience is encouraged through the participation in academic and industry internships, or the TRAQS program.

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.

Introductory Regulatory

MPTX 511: Introduction to Medical Product Regulation

Advanced Regulatory (Choose 1)

MPTX 512: Regulation of Pharmaceutical & Biologic Products

MPTX 513: Regulation of Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Quality Assurance (Choose 1)

RSCI 508: Quality Assurance for Drugs and Biologics

RSCI 509: Quality Assurance for Medical Devices & Combination Products

MPTX 515: Quality Systems & Standards

Clinical Research

MPTX 517: Structure & Management of Clinical Trials

Business and Management

RSCI 601: Biomedical Commerce

RSCI 603: Managing Complex Projects

RSCI 605: Managing Organizations & Human Resources*

*Optional travel component associated with this course

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Management you must have completed:

  • At least 24 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 degree within five years

Admission Requirements

Detailed admissions and application information can be found on the Master of Science in Regulatory Management Admissions Page.