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MS in Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science (Hybrid)

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The MS in BIRS has b​een transitioned to the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE).

Move your career forward and become a leader in the growing field of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology industries. This program is designed to provide professionals education in the important aspects of biotechnology innovation within the context of regulatory science and quality assurance. Demand has increased for degrees that blend scientific content knowledge with professional skills.

Purdue University's strategy involves collaboration among industry and academic faculty to share current best practices and hands-on laboratory skills with education in Principles of Quality Systems, Project Management, and Global Leadership. Purdue is a tier-one research university so as you do research assignments in the various courses, you can guide your research topics towards the area that is your future goal.

The curriculum focuses on advanced topics such as drug development, good regulatory practices, quality management and regulatory compliance. Learn all aspects of quality, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals and how to lead and manage operations within the industry. Concepts gained with this degree include good manufacturing, quality & productivity, and molecular basis in manufacturing pharmaceuticals. Complete a directed project specific to your career, applying what you've learned to a real-life situation. 

This flexible program consists of four semesters with three on-campus weekends each semester and ongoing faculty contact through online platforms. Complete the 30 required credit hours in just 22 months while balancing your professional and personal commitments.

This degree has been of interest to these professionals

  • Drug Inspector
  • Global Quality Assurance Auditor
  • Production Pharmacist
  • Vice President of Drug Advertising and Promotion
  • Medical Writer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Heads of Production Development and others whose careers are within the growing drug development and pharmaceutical industry

Biotechnology Quality and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate

For students who aren't quite ready for the commitment of a master's program, we offer a 4 course graduate certificate in 'Biotechnology Quality and Regulatory Compliance'. For more information on that program, please visit Biotechnology Quality and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate.