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What will I learn?

Regulatory science is the branch of knowledge that relates the regulatory and legal requirements of biomedical product development to the scientific testing and oversight needed to ensure product safety and efficacy. The program provides an opportunity for advanced preparation in the fields of regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical research. Students must complete concurrently all of the requirements established for the respective degrees. The program alternates the courses required for the PharmD program during the fall and spring terms with courses required in summer terms for the MS program. Students will typically take courses in the summers of years two to four. Up to 12 appropriate units of course work from the PharmD program can be applied toward the MS degree. The PharmD and the MS, Regulatory Science degrees will be awarded simultaneously upon completion of requirements for the two programs.

Which department am I in?

USC School of Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $58,836 /year for PharmD; USD $57,256 /year for MS degree.
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Health Sciences Campus

University of Southern California,



90033, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree earned at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

For international students

Students applying for the dual degree program must meet the respective admission requirements for each program and must have a baccalaureate degree. Students will not be given special consideration for admission to either program because they are applying for the dual degree.

Applicants to master's programs who have attained an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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