Master's Degree in Drug Development & Product Management

Admission Requirements

The master’s degree in Drug Development & Product Management focuses on building the managerial, regulatory, and pharmacoeconomic skills and insight to equip graduates to effectively lead the complex facets of the drug development process from discovery-to-patient.

Program Admission Requirements

Items considered during the admissions review:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or the equivalent, with training comparable in standard and content to that provided by the University of California
  • No GRE/GMAT required to apply
  • Minimum undergraduate/post-baccalaureate record
    (a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final two years of study expected)
  • Two to three years of professional work experience and/or other advanced degrees
  • Completion of online application for graduate admission
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Compelling statement of purpose including a description of individual strengths and interests and how the program will benefit the applicant professionally
  • Strength of the letters of recommendation (3 required)
  • TOEFL  or IELTS scores (International Applicants) (we require a minimum score of 85 on TOEFL exam and a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS exam)
Intended Audience

The master’s degree in Drug Development & Product Management is intended for individuals who already have a background in pharmacy, nursing, medicine or other related biomedical field, but need specialized drug development and product management skills for career opportunities and advancement in pharmaceutical and managed care industries or related government agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the European Medicines Agency.


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