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Business and Sciences - Drug Discovery and Development, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The objective of the Business and Sciences - Drug Discovery and Development program from Rutgers University is to provide broad-based training for students in the areas of Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Trials Management and Drug Discovery. 


In the Business and Sciences - Drug Discovery and Development program from Rutgers University, students will learn about the pharmaceutical development process and acquire analytical and communication skills suitable for managerial and staff positions in laboratory and clinical research, clinical trials, contract research organizations, federal regulatory agencies – such as the FDA - and pharmaceutical marketing.

Employment Opportunities

Students with an MBS in Pharmaceutical Development may find work in pharmaceutical companies, biomedical companies, technology/consulting companies that work in the healthcare arena, and government. Please visit here for sample jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Communication and Professional Development 
  • Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology 
  • Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science 
  • Ethics in Science and Technology Management 
  • Science and Technology Management Capstone 
  • Drug Development from Concept to Market
  • Drug Discovery through Preclinical Development 
  • Practical Aspects of Clinical Trial Design/Conduct 
  • Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs
  • Statistics in Clinical and Translational Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    43 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelors degree with a science/math/engr major from an accredited university, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Official Transcripts (Scanned copies WILL NOT be accepted. Transcripts must be sealed and sent to the graduate admissions office at the time of applying. 
  • GRE exam (may be waived with 5 yrs U.S work experience)
  • We use three factors in determining admission: GRE, GPA(undergrad), and Work Experience. While work experience is not mandatory for admission (except for the engineering management concentration), we do take it  under consideration.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement.
  • Resume 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1221 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1221 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    986 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 986 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Camden

  • 832 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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