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Regulatory Compliance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #31 (QS) , IL,
The Regulatory Compliance program of Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary professional program that addresses core areas of compliance, including risk management, quality and regulatory science, practices and enforcement, leadership and communication skills.

About

The Regulatory Compliance program of Northwestern University focuses on these core competencies while also stressing practical applications within the program’s three tracks: healthcare compliance, clinical research and quality and regulatory science. MSRC graduates are prepared to assume leadership positions in healthcare compliance, clinical compliance, and in quality and regulatory industries, including pharmaceutical, life sciences, food, and medical device industries. Even PhDs can significantly enhance their skill sets and find new professional opportunities in this increasingly important and sensitive field.

The program offers a thorough grounding in the interdisciplinary core competencies of regulatory compliance, including risk management, quality and regulatory science, leadership and communication skills. MSRC places a strong emphasis on practical application: courses are taught by industry experts — leading minds with extensive experience in navigating regulatory compliance challenges. MSRC’s partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute is another benefit, continuously feeding the program with the latest insights on healthcare, translational research and regulation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quality Systems for Regulatory Compliance
  • Applied Research and Writing
  • Biostatistics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Risk and Decision Management
  • Foundations of Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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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

  • Online application form
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3929 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3929 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3929 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3929 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    3929 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3929 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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  • per course: $3,929

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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