Master of Science in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

A Comprehensive Curriculum with a Work-Friendly Schedule

The M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance offers a comprehensive curriculum that fits the demanding schedules of professionals working in the pharmaceutical and related fields.

Courses are offered at night, on weekends, and online.  Students may start the program in any semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and may also finish any time of year.

The M.S. in RA/QA requires the completion of 36 credits (12 core and 24 elective) within five years.  There is no residency requirement.  Once students are formally admitted, they are expected to take a course every Fall and Spring semester until they complete the M.S. 

There are four required courses. It is strongly recommended that new students start by taking Drug Development  (Pharmaceutics 5459) or Food and Drug Law I (Pharmaceutics 5592). These courses serve as the foundation of knowledge for the program and will help students understand the issues, terminology and topics covered in other courses. 

Required Courses for the M.S. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Course Title

Semester Hours

Drug Development (5459)

3 s.h.

Food and Drug Law I (5592)

3 s.h.

One Good Practices course (5477, 5536, 5476 or 5479)

3 s.h.

Quality Audit or IND/NDA Submissions (5494 or 5495)

3 s.h.


12 s.h.

Course Descriptions