MS in Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science (Hybrid)

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Take the next giant leap in your career at Purdue University in the Master of Science in Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science (BIRS). You will learn important aspects of biotechnology innovation within the context of regulatory science and quality assurance while improving your professional skills.

This curriculum focuses on advanced topics such as drug development, good regulatory practices, quality management and regulatory compliance. Collaborate with industry and academic faculty to learn current best practices and hands-on laboratory skills in principles of systems, project management and global leadership. Technical concepts include quantitative thinking, good manufacturing practice (GMP) and molecular basis of manufacturing therapeutic products.

Unique to the program, you will develop and apply leadership skills through an authentic research project with impact in your professional organization and beyond. You will receive professional guidance and mentorship on your project from program faculty and opportunities to disseminate your scholarship.

This flexible program consists of four semesters of online instruction with one on-campus weekend each semester. You can complete the 30 required credit hours in 22 months while balancing professional and personal commitments. If that doesn’t work into your schedule, you can go at your own pace.

Become a leader in the growing field of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology industries. The innovation that will move the world forward starts with one small step.

“Having spent the majority of my career outside a regulatory environment, the program was extremely beneficial for me. The knowledge base you can grow in such a short period that applies to quality and regulatory is beyond what any other program would offer. It would have taken me twice as long to gain that amount of knowledge through the workplace alone.”
– Taylor March, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion, argenx US, Inc.

Why choose Purdue Master of Science in Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science?

  • #1 Agricultural Biological Engineering program in U.S. - graduate
  • World-class research facilities in new and renovated building
  • Industry collaboration
    • Guest speakers and adjunct faculty from regional professional quality medicine organizations and global pharmaceutical and regulatory organizations.
    • Networking and learning opportunities among peers from diverse organizations

Who could benefit from this program?

  • Regulatory Intelligence Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Scientist
  • Lab Specialist
  • Marketing/Advertising Specialist
  • Medical Writer
  • Process Control and Manufacturing Professional

Biotechnology Quality and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate

If you 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.