Medical Device Regulation (Graduate Certificate)

Medical Device Regulation (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate in Medical Device Regulation offers you foundational courses in regulatory, quality and clinical research for medical devices. Whether you are a working professional or a new graduate looking to enter the industry, you will benefit from learning the role of medical devices, the lifecycle of medical products, the regulatory path to market for medical devices and the ethics, research and analysis that goes into developing new medical devices.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals.
  • Offered at St. Cloud State at Plymouth and serves remote students via Adobe Connect's synchronous link to all lectures.
  • Pairs well with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, biochemistry, biostatistics, public health or nursing.
  • The program is 16 credits.
  • $63,567 is the average salary for medtech workers in Minnesota.
  • Medtech employees earn on average 40 percent more than their counterparts in other industries. 

Program Distinctions

  • Courses are taught by industry experts with practical experience and leadership working in the regulatory, quality and clinical research fields.
  • The annual medtech networking and job fair is the largest of its kind and features 15-20 medtech industry companies. 

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Sept. 1 May 15 Sept. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Sept. 15 Dec. 1
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Cathleen Krier

Popular Careers

  • Product commercialization
  • Design
  • Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Post-market surveillance
  • Product quality

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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