Regulatory Affairs and Services (M.S.)

The Regulatory Affairs and Services program prepares you to take a leadership role in one of the most in-demand professions in the medical device industry. You will learn the regulatory competency and career skills necessary for managing the regulatory approval processes to commercialize products globally. 

You will learn from faculty who are industry experts with practical experience in the field. You will receive an education in regulatory affairs with a focus on clinical affairs, quality systems and health care reimbursement.

Program Highlights

  • Offered at St. Cloud State at Plymouth, and is available online through a synchronous Adobe Connect Connection. 
  • Available as both a full-time and a part-time program. 
  • Courses offered weekday evenings and Saturday mornings.
  • Designed in collaboration with medtech industry professionals.
  • An experience course provides students with direct industry regulatory submission experience.
  • Courses can be taken on a stand-alone basis as a non-degree seeking student.
  • A half-time graduate assistantship is available for full-time students. 
  • Medtech employees earn on average 40 percent more than their counterparts in other industries.

Program Distinctions

  • Only regulatory program in the United States focused on medical devices.
  • Courses are taught by industry experts with practical experience and leadership working in regulatory and related fields many with 15 to 30 years experience.
  • 1 of 3 programs in the United States chosen to distribute two $5,000 annual scholarships from the Association of Medical Diagnostic Manufacturers.
  • The industry's most senior and experienced executive regulatory leaders serve on the program's industry advisory board.
  • The annual medtech networking and job fair is the largest of its kind featuring 15-20 medtech industry companies.
  • Recognized STEM graduate program. 

Graduate Director

Cathy Krier

Popular Careers

  • Regulatory professional
  • Development
  • Pre-clinical
  • Clinical
  • Manufacturing
  • Post-market surveillance
  • Medical device marketing

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer N/A N/A N/A

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