Long Island University

M.S. in Drug Regulatory Affairs


1 University Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Drug Regulatory Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

With pressure to contain the cost and time it takes to create new products and bring them to market, professionals with expertise in regulatory affairs are highly sought after by pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, as well as by hospitals, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and a range of other health care oriented organizations as well. The expertise of a DRA professional may be used in areas such as clinical trials, manufacturing, compliance, patenting, sales and marketing, IT, finance and scientific writing.

Employment opportunities include:

  • Collecting data and preparing submissions to regulatory agencies
  • Assisting in the development of procedures to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Interfacing with regulatory agencies
  • Facilitating identification and resolution of scientific and regulatory issues with regulatory agencies
  • Remaining current with federal and international regulations and communicating that information within the organization, including the creation of training materials
  • Participating in the development of new products and services
  • Participating in quality audits

In addition to a strong background in pharmaceutical science and regulatory affairs, a successful DRA professional should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, high ethical standards, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

The mission of the Master of Science program in Drug Regulatory Affairs is to prepare students to become lifelong learners and leaders in a variety of settings including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consulting arena, and liaise with government and regulatory agencies worldwide. Students will: 

a) Demonstrate a mastery of a broad didactic foundation in regulatory affairs gained in advanced coursework; 

b) Develop strong skills through exposure to significant regulatory projects and case studies during which they translate their knowledge into practice; and 

c) Utilize professional skills such as statistical analysis, knowledge of regulatory guidance documents, as well as written and verbal communication skills.

These abilities will be acquired through specific coursework and seminars and other professional and personal development offered during the course of study.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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