M.Sc. Online

Regulatory Science

Johns Hopkins University

20 months
4815 USD/module
4815 USD/module
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Behind every exciting research and development initiative in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, you’ll find skilled professionals dedicated to compliance, consumer safety, and public health. The Regulatory Science program is offered at Johns Hopkins University.


Regulatory Science Program Overview

A life-changing medical device. A time-saving, on-the-go meal. A revolutionary remedy.

We live in a day of innovation – but a lot happens between idea and execution. Regulations exist at nearly every stage in R&D, from clinical trials to marketing. With advancing technology, developing consumer standards, and evolving legislation and policies, leaders with expertise in regulatory affairs have perhaps never been more important to a company or organization’s success.

Whether your goal is to help companies bring compliant products to market or to ensure consumer safety through work with a government agency, you will find plenty of opportunities in the field of regulatory science at Johns Hopkins University.

A Closer Look: What is Regulatory Science?

The FDA defines regulatory science as “the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of all FDA-regulated products.” Just a few examples on this list would include:

  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Veterinary products
  • Diagnostics
  • Cosmetics
  • Food/beverage products
  • Nutritionals/vitamins

Other regulatory agencies include the USDA (meats, poultry, and produce), the Environmental Protection Agency (water, pesticides), the Federal Trade Commission (advertising practices), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

When you consider the vast number of products regulated by the government, it’s clear why regulatory science professionals are in higher demand around the globe.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Processes in Regulatory Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Translational Biotechnology: From Intellectual Property to Licensing
  • cGMP Compliance
  • Food And Drug Law
  • Clinical Development of Drugs and Biologics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 500-word statement of purpose. Discuss why you wish to pursue the MS in Regulatory Science. Focus on your long-term goals and how this academic program will complement these goals. Discuss the strengths of your academic and professional background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Do not upload recommendations, as they are not considered for this program.
  • Official transcripts. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4815 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4815 USD per module during 20 months.
  • National

    4815 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4815 USD per module during 20 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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