The biomedical industry has grown rapidly, and this has fueled a large — and largely unmet — demand for regulatory professionals, both nationally and internationally. The USC Master’s in Regulatory Science program arose to meet this growing need.
As one of the nation’s oldest and largest regulatory science programs, graduates are in great demand and are employed in industry, government, consulting and academia. Our alumni are leaders in a field designed to meet industry and governmental challenges in speeding up delivery of medical advances to people who need them, while ensuring that safety standards are met.
Courses are offered on weekends to accommodate working professionals. Students set their own pace, taking as many courses as they wish to take each semester. Career support is offered to all students and alumni, including recruitment events, career fairs and regular distribution of job postings from companies nationally and internationally.
What are some biggest advantages of the USC master’s in regulatory science program?
“The program provides a lot of opportunities — from career fairs to expert guest speakers from industry. Being able to meet all these people while a student is one of the best things about this program. Our classmates also bring unique perspectives from their own experience working for different companies.”
PharmD ’21, MS Regulatory Science ’21
Senior Regulatory Affairs CMC Associate at Gilead Sciences
Why was the USC master’s in regulatory science program the right fit for you?
“USC was my number one choice for a regulatory science program. It is the perfect program for anyone who wants to combine business, healthcare and management into one degree and many career opportunities.”
MS Regulatory Science ’19
Regulatory Specialist at ResearchDx
Why did you decide to pursue an MS in Regulatory Science?
“My passion for regulatory science stems from my aspiration to contribute to the delivery of new drug products that will target the current unmet medical need and enhance patients’ lives on a global scale.”
Yurim Rachel Seo
PharmD ’21, MS, Regulatory Science ’21
Medical Affairs Global Medical Communications Extern – Oncology, Amgen
What originally attracted you to your field?
“As a respiratory therapist at Keck Medicine of USC, I have always been interested in clinical trials and wanted to know more about how to help and be involved in the future of medicine where I could have a bigger impact than just a few patients at a time. I met Dr. Frances Richmond (and the rest of the regulatory science team at the USC School of Pharmacy) and decided the master’s in regulatory science would help me achieve these goals.”
MS Regulatory Science ’21
Manager of Respiratory Care and Interventional Pulmonary Services at Keck Medicine of USC
What are you most looking forward to in your career?
“I’m excited to help patients on a global scale through my experiences in regulatory affairs, clinical development and operations, and clinical pharmacology.”