SDSU Offers Two Regulatory Affairs Programs, Plus Advanced Certificate in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs Jointly with USD
San Diego State University is offering a Master of Science and Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Affairs, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs offered jointly with University of San Diego School of Law.
Students in these WASC-accredited, fully online programs learn about current laws, regulations, and good manufacturing processes mandated by major governmental regulatory agencies, specifically the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its international counterparts. Topics related to the discovery, development, testing, manufacture, commercialization, and post-marketing surveillance of pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device products are at the core of these programs.
“I saw an immediate difference in my career when I started the program,” said graduate Anna Freed, who manages a team of quality assurance consultants for a large, international client. “Starting the program showed my commitment to personal growth to the management team at my previous company, which led to me being designated the lead on several large and very visible projects, which eventually led to a promotion. I got offered a consulting position about a year ago, and was promoted to the management team of the consulting company in the last few months because of my performance and relationships with the client. I would not have had the necessary knowledge to perform my role if I had not completed the MS program.”
These regulatory science programs are offered by SDSU’s College of Sciences in partnership with the College of Extended Studies. Prospective students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
“I found that the SDSU Regulatory Affairs program did an outstanding job in presenting a comprehensive and thorough education in all aspects of the regulation of drug development,” said graduate Kenneth A. Kern, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., senior medical director at a pharmaceutical company. “It has helped greatly in my viewing the FDA and its interactions with pharmaceutical companies not as adversarial, but as a collaborative effort to protect the health of the American public. The breadth of training from the SDSU Regulatory Affairs program has really made my job easier, more effective, and more enjoyable, as the training has helped me find common ground with colleagues in all aspects of drug development.”
SDSU is also partnering with the University of San Diego School of Law on a six-course Advanced Certificate in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs – the only program of its kind in the nation – which helps students build professional skills that employers are seeking in science, law, and business. This certificate provides an interdisciplinary approach to expand the knowledge base of life science professionals working to translate scientific discovery into commercial products.
“The innovation economy is central to our region,” said SDSU president Elliot Hirshman. “Innovative companies need employees who can work within the complex IP and regulatory framework necessary to get products to market. Our joint program gives students these skills, benefiting them and our entire region.”
For more information on these programs, call (619) 594-6030, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit regsci.sdsu.edu.