The USC MS in Regulatory Science degree requires satisfactory completion of 36 units beyond the baccalaureate degree. The core curriculum includes courses that focus on basic regulatory frameworks, advanced regulatory frameworks, quality assurance, clinical research, statistics, medical product law, and project management, as well as elective options. Hands-on experience is encouraged through the participation in academic and industry internships, or the TRAQS program.
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.
MPTX 511: Introduction to Medical Product Regulation
Advanced Regulatory (Choose at least 2)
MPTX 512: Regulation of Pharmaceutical & Biologic Products
MPTX 513: Regulation of Medical Devices & Diagnostics
MPTX 514: Regulation of Food & Dietary Supplements
MPTX 524: Introduction to Food Science & Toxicology
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
MPTX 517: Structure & Management of Clinical Trials
Statistics (Choose at least 1)
RSCI 507: Quality Systems & Statistical Process Control
MPTX 522: Introduction to Clinical Trial Design & Statistics
Medical Product Law
MPTX 516: Medical Products & the Law
RSCI 601: Biomedical Commerce
Any remaining units can be filled with elective coursework chosen from the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.
In order to graduate with a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Science you must have completed:
- At least 36 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
Detailed admissions and application information can be found on the Master of Science Admissions Page.