Master of Science in Pharmacy - Drug Regulatory Affairs
The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Pharmacy, focusing on Drug Regulatory Affairs, is delivered through the university’s College of Pharmacy and administered through the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. This program is suitable for individuals who are already working in the drug regulatory affairs area, and for those who wish to transition into this area from another specialty. This program emphasizes the skills necessary to meet post-marketing regulatory challenges through the gaining of knowledge in fields such as evidence-based medicine and pharmaceutical epidemiology.
The M.S. in Drug Regulatory Affairs program’s curriculum consists of 30 credits, and takes approximately 22 months to complete. The foundation course for the program discusses the topic of the Structure, Process and Outcomes of Regulation. There is an 18-credit core of diverse classes spanning topics such as Pharmaceutical Products and Public Policy, Federal Regulation of Drugs and Pharmacy, Ethics in Drug Production, Distribution, and Use, and Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse. There is also a two-credit on-campus seminar in which students must participate. Additionally, there is flexibility for six to nine credits of course electives, which students choose based on their personal interests and professional goals. Graduates of this program may have acquired skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this meaningful field.
Undergraduate or Pharm.D. degree; GRE score of 1,000 prior to 8/1/2011 or 300 post 8/1/2011.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Three weekend seminars and one final comprehensive exam in Gainesville, FL.
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