Non-Degree Admission Guideline

The Master of Science (MS) in Regulatory Science program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in an online, part-time program

The MS in Regulatory Science is a science-driven program focused on drug and biologics product development and regulation, including aspects of diagnostics, devices, nutritional products, and worldwide regulatory principles.

The program utilizes asynchronous (i.e. pre-recorded) lectures, web conferencing, and online active-learning instructions. In addition to virtual learning students will have the ability to interact with faculty, peers, and their personal industrial regulatory scientist mentor.

Visit the University of Maryland Graduate School website for information about non-degree admission.


Five Course, Part-Time, Two Years

The MS in Regulatory Science degree is earned through successful completion of five online courses in as little as two years.  In each course, students are assessed via projects, online presentations, and mini-reviews.

Regulatory Program overview:

What is Regulatory Science?

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of FDA-regulated products.

Who Should Apply?

The online program is primarily designed for working professionals with Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees who now work in (or would like to work in) regulatory science at government agencies or in industry.

Why enroll?

Now, more than ever before, medical device companies, government agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers seek candidates with an in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing and even more complex regulatory climate in which they operate.

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 University of Maryland College Park Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Maryland resident: $683 per credit ($2,049 per 3 credit course)
Tuition for non-resident: $1,474 per credit ($4,422 per 3 credit course)
Student fees: $440.50 (for up to 8 credits)

View a complete list of tuition and fees online.

View the University of Maryland academic calendar.

For a complete overview of all graduate degree requirements, including credits, transfer credits, courses, research aptitude exams, oral defenses, dissertations and theses, typical timeline/program, and advisor selection, please reference the online Graduate Handbook.

For questions regarding residency, please contact the Residency Classification Office.

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