Master of Science in Pharmacy - Clinical Research Regulation & Ethics (INTL)
The University of Florida’s Master’s in Clinical Research Regulation in Pharmacy (INTL) is a track that has been made available for international students. This course of study is delivered through the university’s College of Pharmacy, and administered under the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. This program is designed to provide students all over the world with an education regarding the transfer of knowledge from bench science to the clinical setting, and specifically the clinical laboratory.
The Clinical Research Regulation in Pharmacy (INTL) track’s curriculum consists of ten courses, or 30 credits, and takes approximately 22 months to complete. There is a foundational course focusing on the Structure, Process, and Outcomes of Regulation. There is also a core of six classes that make up the bulk of this program’s coursework. Some of the topics covered in this core include Federal Regulation of Drugs and Pharmacy, Critical Review of Research Methods, Regulation and Clinical Research, and Research Ethics. In addition, there is a seminar and handful of elective courses that students select based on their personal interests and professional goals. Through this thorough and diverse curriculum, students all over the globe may have the expertise necessary to assure all necessary safeguards for human subjects are in place, and that no research is botched by misunderstandings of the applicable regulatory and ethical criteria.
To be considered for admission to the International Program, applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in any academic discipline with a 3.0 or better GPA in upper division coursework and suitable GRE and TOEFL scores.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Regionally-proctored comprehensive final exam.
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