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Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2019
Start Date:  January 7
Application Deadline: December 21

Start Date:  February 19
Application Deadline:  February 8

Credits Required for Graduation
32 Semester Hours

Scholarships are available!
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Scholarships worth up to 25% off total program cost are available to qualified new students.

From discovery to commercialization, Northeastern University's regulatory affairs master’s degree will cover the steps that are required to bring a medical product to market, both in the U.S. and around the globe. Graduate courses address critical regulatory issues affecting all of the stages and processes required to bring medical products to the market in the U.S. and around the world. Students may elect to complete the program on-ground in Silicon Valley or online.

The MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices offers students the opportunity to meet their career goals in the fields of regulatory affairs — such as operational and strategic regulatory affairs, clinical regulatory affairs, and regulatory compliance — by focusing their education in one of seven unique concentrations that span the entire discipline.

Concentration offerings include:

  • Operational Regulatory Affairs
  • Strategic Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Research Regulatory Affairs
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • General Regulatory Affairs
  • Medical Device Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs Program Overview
About Northeastern University - Silicon Valley

A graduate program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top-50 research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study.

Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.


  • Experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—is at the heart of every degree program, online, on campus, or hybrid.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,000 corporate partners and 245,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 160 countries.
  • Discover a graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry. 
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.

Why choose our regulatory affairs graduate program?

The MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics and Medical Devices program covers key trends and issues within the field that are not incorporated into the curricula of competitive programs.

eCTD Software Training. Opportunities for students to learn to successfully develop and submit electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) regulatory filings – such filings represent a globally harmonized cloud-based standard for submission of documentation utilized to support marketing approval applications.

Medical Device Regulation. The RGA Program enables students to learn the fundamentals of pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device product regulation, whereas most competitive Programs offer only pharmaceutical regulation learning opportunities.

Power of Network. The Bay Area is also home to a high concentration of regulatory affairs alumni that are working for some of the top medical devices companies.


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