M.Sc. Online

Regulatory Compliance

Northwestern University

24 months
22368 USD/year
22368 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Regulatory Compliance is increasingly visible in healthcare, life science and clinical research arenas. As a result, career opportunities in regulatory compliance are multiplying for those with the kind of training students receive in the Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC) program at Northwestern University. 


Program highlights

An interdisciplinary professional program, Northwestern University’s part-time MSRC program addresses core areas of compliance, including risk management, quality science, practices and enforcement, as well as leadership and communication skills. The MSRC curriculum 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 research 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 Regulatory Compliance program at Northwestern University 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 with extensive experience navigating regulatory compliance challenges. MSRC’s partnership with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (NUCATS) is another benefit, enhancing the program with the latest insights on clinical research issues.

All courses are fully accredited. The MSRC program can be completed part time and is entirely online, allowing students anywhere to participate in the program while maintaining their personal and professional commitments. SPS online courses marry the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essentials of Initiating Clinical Research

  • Responsible Conduct of Research

  • Clinical Research Design and Methodology

  • Healthcare Regulatory Environment

  • Healthcare Programs & Enforcement

  • Healthcare Billing Models and Systems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44737 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    22368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44737 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Estimated cost for entire program: $44,737 – $46,112


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.

Our partners

Regulatory Compliance
Northwestern University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!