MBS On Campus Online

Drug Discovery and Development

Rutgers University

18 months
30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
21600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the Drug Discovery and Development program of 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.


Students in the Drug Discovery and Development program of Rutgers University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Professional Development 
  • Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology 
  • Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science 
  • Drug Development from Concept to Market
  • Drug Discovery through Preclinical Development
  • Biological Chemistry in the Biotech Industry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have an undergraduate background in the biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or a health related field.
  • Work experience (1-2 years) in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is preferred.
  • Prerequisite coursework must include the following: two semesters of biology; two semesters of chemistry; two semesters of organic chemistry; and courses/background in physiology, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Those candidates that have most but not all of the required courses/background may be able to take some of the prerequisite courses as part of the MBS degree (e.g., 16:115:512 and 16:148:514 for those without cell biology and biochemistry).
  • In addition, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English unless an undergraduate degree was received in the USA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • $10800 for online option

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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