Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices

Program Format
FULLY ONLINE | HYBRID (Combining Online and On-Ground Courses)|
Application Deadlines
Winter Term 2019
- December 21st
- February 8th
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On a full-time basis, the program can be completed in as few as 15 months. Students studying on a part-time basis can complete the program a longer time frame that makes sense in light of work and other extra-curricular commitments (with a maximum time to completion of seven years).

Program Description

This is Canada’s only Master’s degree in regulatory affairs, focused on the development and commercialization
of drugs, biologics, and medical device products.

Key differentiators of our program:

  • Six unique concentrations: Operational Regulatory Affairs, Strategic Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research Regulatory Affairs, International Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Compliance, or General Regulatory Affairs.
  • Choose the learning format that meets your needs (100% online or flexible hybrid format that combines online and in-class instruction).
  • Experiential Learning: Acquire hands-on experience through in-the-field research, capstone projects, co-op opportunities, or an integrative learning experience at your current employer.

Offered fully online and in a hybrid format, the MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices allows students to choose one of six unique concentrations offerings: Operational Regulatory Affairs, Strategic Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research Regulatory Affairs, International Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Compliance, or General Regulatory Affairs.

Admissions at the College of Professional Studies operates on a rolling basis, meaning that applications are reviewed as they are received, and there are multiple in-takes over the course of the academic year. See below for upcoming academic terms along with the application deadline for each.

Admissions Requirements

  1. 1. Online application
    2. Statement of purpose (500-1000 words).
    3. Professional resumé
    4. Unofficial undergraduate transcripts.
    5. Two letters of recommendation
    6. English Language Proficiency Proof:Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:

    • Official bachelor’s degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson (PTE) or NU Global Exam scores

See more detail on application requirements here

Begin your online application requirement here.

Please Note: This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from October 28, 2015 to October 27, 2020. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)

Program Objectives

  • Gain the essential knowledge and skills required to help companies navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment.
  • Acquire the foundation necessary to work within a variety of fields, including medical product development, pharmaceutical sales, strategic marketing, and clinical investigations.
  • Examine every step of the drug development and regulation process.
  • Sharpen your understanding of the laws that govern the development, manufacturing, and commercial distribution of drugs, biologics, and medical devices.
  • Analyze how emerging developments and trends are reshaping medical device regulations.

Find Out More

Generally speaking, the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry is not highly sensitive to changes in economic conditions—consistently experiencing growth in both jobs and profits. Because they are relied upon to get new drugs and devices tested, approved, and put on the market, regulatory affairs specialists are continually in demand. While employment prospects are bright across the field, regulatory affairs professionals with the most education are likely to enjoy the most opportunities and highest pay.

Watch our Regulatory Affairs Webinar.

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