The Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical International Regulatory Affairs curriculum focuses on reforms that facilitate the safety of global commerce.
Duration of Program
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
The Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical International Regulatory Affairs curriculum focuses on compliance standards that facilitate the global commercialization of safe and effective biotechnology and pharmaceutical medicinal products.
The need to understand international regulations affecting the business of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies is imperative in the global marketplace. Students will be trained to assess international regulations and to provide an interpretation of their likely impact on the biopharmaceutical product manufacturers, healthcare practitioners, and patients.
As a result of their completion of the program, students will gain an understanding of international regulatory requirements for countries where new biopharmaceutical products will be marketed. Coursework will cover product approval processes, regulatory analysis, and liability laws. With the rapid expansion of local companies into diverse global markets, current global regulatory affairs professionals, attorneys, paralegals, and biopharmaceutical science researchers will benefit from understanding evolving compliance and international regulations, as well as how to streamline global regulatory processes.
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Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identify your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of admission)
English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
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