SDSU Center for Regulatory Science

Since 1999, the Center for Regulatory Science at San Diego State University have provided online education and training to enhance professional excellence and career opportunities for scientists in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, and other professionals who are broadening their skill-set or making a career change.

Click on the video above to hear about the Program from the prospective of our faculty and graduates.

Regulatory science professionals are in demand. A career in regulatory affairs can take many paths, e.g., clinical trials, drug development, food safety, medical device advancement, pharmaceutical research, or chemistry manufacturing and controls. Just knowing the fundamentals of regulatory affairs is not enough to advance your career or secure a job in this industry. To become a regulatory affairs professional, training and education are essential.

Students in our WASC-accredited fully online Masters Degree and Certificate Programs build a foundation of knowledge focused on current laws, regulations, and good manufacturing processes mandated by major governmental regulatory agencies, specifically the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA). Topics related to the discovery, development, testing, manufacture, commercialization, and post-marketing surveillance of pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device products are at the core of these programs.

All of the Regulatory Science courses are available online as nine-week special sessions and designed to afford students a high degree of flexibility in integrating their studies with their professional responsibilities and other commitments. For personal advising, contact Dr. Lorah Bodie at

Contact Us!

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San Diego State University
College of Sciences
Regulatory Affairs
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1010
Tel: 619-594-6030


Deadline for Fall ’18 is August 1st!

Note that the Spring ’18 deadline to apply for the Regulatory Affairs certificate and masters programs is October 31st. Here’s more information…

No More GRE?!

The GRE can now be waived for eligible students. Find out if it can be waived for you!

Testimonials from our Students!

Graduates Ana Freed and Dr. Ken Kern share their thoughts about our program.

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