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The Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical International Regulatory Affairs curriculum focuses on compliance standards that facilitate the global commercialization of safe and effective biotechnology and pharmaceutical medicinal products.
The need to understand international regulations affecting the business of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies is imperative in the global marketplace. Students will be trained to assess international regulations and to provide an interpretation of their likely impact on the biopharmaceutical product manufacturers, healthcare practitioners, and patients.
As a result of their completion of the program, students will gain an understanding of international regulatory requirements for countries where new biopharmaceutical products will be marketed. Coursework will cover product approval processes, regulatory analysis, and liability laws. With the rapid expansion of local companies into diverse global markets, current global regulatory affairs professionals, attorneys, paralegals, and biopharmaceutical science researchers will benefit from understanding evolving compliance and international regulations, as well as how to streamline global regulatory processes.
- Courses from this certificate may be applied toward the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs
- Specialized focus on the international marketplace
- Boston is a hub for the healthcare, biotechnology, and life science sectors
Get Set With a Custom Course Plan
Please note: The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.
Complete a minimum of 10 quarter hours:
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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identify your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
- Professional resumé
- Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of admission)
- English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
- Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
- TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.
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Cost and Tuition
Estimated Total Tuition
This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2023-2024 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time. For more detailed information, please visit Student Financial Services.
For students interested in pursuing financial assistance or educational loans, additional educational costs, known as Cost of Attendance (COA) components, can be included in the calculation of aid and loan eligibility. Components may include food, housing, books, course materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, personal expenses, and the cost of obtaining a first professional licensure. You can find comprehensive details on Student Financial Services website. Please keep in mind that COA can vary significantly depending on academic program, enrollment intensity, and individual circumstances.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis; however, we do recommend the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term:
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
Student Body Profile
Below is a look at where our Regulatory Affairs alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
What They Do
- Quality Assurance
- Healthcare Services
What They're Skilled At
- Regulatory Affairs
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Clinical Trials
- Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.