Due to the rapidly expanding biomedical industries, an increase in the number of Regulatory Sciences professionals is needed to maintain compliance with regulatory policies and procedures for multiple product lines.
Offered through the College of Pharmacy, the University of Georgia’s online Graduate Certificate in International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences provides a foundational core covered in three semesters of coursework that will round out your experiences in regulatory affairs or prepare you to transition into the high-demand field of regulatory sciences.
Specialized and convenient education is crucial for busy professionals to gain and maintain an understanding of the scientific and technical background of new or existing products including regulations for pharmacy compounding and international regulations. The program covers requirements for Pharmaceuticals, Biologics, Medical Devices, Animal Health, International Regulations, and Combination Products.
The online Regulatory Sciences Certificate coursework will prepare you for the RAC Exam, covering about 80% of the RAC Exam material, and can be applied toward the UGA online M.S. in Pharmacy with an emphasis in International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences.
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Total Hours Required to Earn Degree/Certificate: 14 (credit hours) Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: N/A
Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate program in International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences and are not required to take entrance exams and submit letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in sciences, healthcare, or engineering. Preference will also be given to applicants employed in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology industries, or related field.
Applying to the International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Certificate Program is a two-step process. You will need to submit our departmental application and an application to the UGA Graduate School.
Résumé or curriculum vita – Upload to the Graduate School application.
Statement of Purpose – Submit to the Graduate School online in your application
Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
Letters of Recommendation – Submit two letters of recommendation online to graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. The application will prompt your recommenders to submit their letters electronically.
International Applicants – must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1
Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates and student fees can change each year.
Based on 2022 credit hour cost, a person completing this program at the recommended pace would have paid $10,080 in tuition.
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I chose UGA because of its phenomenal pharmacy program. We are ranked amongst the top 25 schools in the nation. My understanding and respect for regulatory affairs has grown tremendously, making my online courses particularly interesting. The courses I’m taking have opened my eyes to new ways that I can help ensure public health and safety.
The faculty and staff of UGA’s online programs are welcoming, friendly, available, and willing to do what is necessary to help you succeed. I believe in the human touch and have felt a lifelong obligation to help others in any way possible. I hope to use my abilities to navigate members of the industry through regulatory compliance matters so that most people can receive the most therapeutic relief and the best medical treatment and diagnosis as possible.