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Regulatory Science

Graduate Certificate

This certificate enables students and professionals across multiple disciplines to acquire skills in regulatory science to enhance their employability in the field or as a prospective career path without needing a full master’s degree.


This interprofessional graduate certificate – designed by industry leaders in regulatory science alongside experts at the University of Arizona in law and the health sciences – provides the tools and information for graduates to advance their careers or transition into the regulatory science field or a related discipline.

Students will receive specialized training in how to accelerate the development of medical products through greater understanding of the ethics, policies, and regulations governing regulatory science in the United States and abroad.  They will also have the opportunity to take a unique colloquium course that hosts internationally renowned speakers with the goal of introducing students both to the breadth of topics in regulatory science and to industry leaders.

This program consists of 13 credits (four courses at 3 credits each, plus the 1-credit colloquium). The certificate can be completed in 12 months, and all credits may be applied to the Master of Legal Studies.

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Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: College of Law

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $650
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific courses you can take? A few examples include:

  • Law 576A: Drug Discovery, Development, and in the Market – Navigate the drug development path stretching across the pre-clinical and post-marketing divide to cover the full range of drug regulation, including drug discovery, innovative drug development tools, the post-approval phase, and more.
  • Law 577A: Development and Innovation: Biologics, Devices, and Diagnostics – Explore the incentives for medical product development and intellectual property protection in national and international markets.
  • Law 598A: Regulatory Science Case Study Project – Gain an opportunity to integrate and apply your knowledge and skills to real-world challenges in regulatory science. Industry leaders will present case-based projects, and you will work in teams to discuss and problem-solve issues on a current or emerging topic in regulatory science.
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Program Overview

Designed by industry leaders alongside experts at the University of Arizona, this fully online graduate certificate gives you the tools and knowledge to lead and innovate within medical product development and regulatory science fields.


Health Law Overview

The University of Arizona offers two fully online graduate certificates in Health Law: one in Regulatory Science and the other in Health Law for Health Professionals. With these certificates, you can acquire practical, multidisciplinary skills to prepare for careers in related fields without committing to a master's degree.