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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Global Regulatory Affairs in Drug Development University of Cincinnati




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The development of new drugs, including biological therapeutic agents and devices is a multifaceted, complex and expensive process. It is estimated that the development of a new drug after initial stages of discovery, can take up to 15 years and cost up to $2 billion dollars. The Pharmaceutical industry in under unpresented pressure to reduce the time to market and to reduce the cost of research and development.

The Global Regulatory Affairs in Drug Development certificate program is designed to provide biomedical students and professionals an opportunity to learn about the global regulatory framework within which all scientific activities and business strategies are pursued.


The graduates of this certificate program are likely to find suitable jobs in the following: Companies developing pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical and devices; Contract research organizations that participate in pre-clinical (ADMET) and clinical trials; Contract laboratories involved in pre-clinical formulations and development of drug delivery systems; Companies involved in bioanalytical and testing of drug products; Contract manufacturing facilities such as those involved in pharmaceutical product manufacturing as well as specialized packaging for example the special needs for double trials; Academic Health Centers and Research Institutions and community-based research groups.

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University of Cincinnati

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students who have earned at least an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, engineering or related disciplines from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the certificate program. Similarly, applicants with a completed professional degree such as a PharmD, MD, or DVM meet eligibility requirements.

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 235 (computer-based test), or 90 (internet-based test).

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