(Northwestern University: Evanston, IL) -- To help professionals succeed in the growing field of regulatory compliance, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies now offers a master of science in regulatory compliance (MSRC) program.
Career opportunities in regulatory compliance are increasing steadily, especially in health care, life science, clinical research, and quality systems. By developing a breadth of theoretical and practical skills, MSRC graduates are well prepared to assume leadership positions in these areas.
The program offers a thorough grounding in the interdisciplinary core competencies of regulatory compliance, including risk management, quality systems, leadership, and communication skills as well as an emphasis on practical application. Students are taught by industry experts who know first-hand the real world challenges of regulatory compliance. And MSRC’s partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as well as the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) informs its curriculum with the latest insights on health care, translational research, and regulation.
“A strength of the master of science in regulatory compliance are the program tracks that enable students to specialize in their areas of interest and learn to address regulatory issues in multidisciplinary teams from health care, clinical research, and pharmaceutical, or medical-device regulatory perspectives,” says Paula Carney, MSRC faculty director.
The MSRC program expands the university’s master’s in quality assurance and regulatory science and its master’s in clinical research and regulatory administration programs. The new program better enables the training of professionals who can help organizations of all kinds, but especially those in health care and its related industries, to keep up with the growing demand for regulatory compliance and quality systems. The MSRC provides in-depth course offerings in three tracks: health care compliance, clinical research, and quality systems. These enable students with varying backgrounds and professional experience to adapt the program to their needs and goals.
For more information on the master of science in regulatory compliance degree, visit www.scs.northwestern.edu/grad.