The MS in Management of Drug Development (MDD) brings together chemical evolution, implementation of quality systems and testing in animals and people. In this program, you will learn to manage various aspects of this complex path. You and your peers will be equipped to deal with good laboratory and clinical processes, and to facilitate development of drugs from the perspective of project management, allowing you the intellectual challenge of science in a more team-oriented approach.
This novel degree program is designed for students with a background in preclinical biological and pharmaceutical science. It aims to produce entry- and mid-level practitioners with the knowledge and skills appropriate for professional practice in translational research, with particular emphasis on the area of transition between early stage preclinical drug discovery and clinical drug development. This program addresses the current gap in educational programs preparing future translational science leaders who are able to facilitate this most challenging and important phase in translational research.
The MDD degree requires the completion of 32 units, including a 3-unit directed research project. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, with courses available both onsite and online.