Master's Degree in Drug Development & Product Management

FAQ

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What classes are required?

The degree consists of 72 quarter units of study, and classes are offered fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, refer to Curriculum page.


How much does it cost?

The cost is approximately $63,000, which includes all program instruction and administrative fees. Program fees do not include books, parking, graduate health insurance or incidentals.l For more information, refer to Financial page.


Do I need to take the GRE/GMAT?

No, the GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to the program


What type of professional backgrounds do the students have?

The master’s degree in Drug Development & Product Management is intended for individuals from either scientific, medical, pharma, business management, or legal backgrounds, who 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.


I don’t have the years of experience required for admission. Can I still qualify?

Possibly, the admissions committee will review your entire application, including the depth of your professional experience, the strength of your recommendation letters, and your academic background. These factors are all taken into consideration in determining whether or not an applicant qualifies for admission to the program.


How do I apply to the program?

Applications are handled through the Graduate Division. Formal application for admission to the program is required. Refer to the Admission Requirements and Application pages for more information.


I’m still not sure the program is right for me. Can I speak with a program advisor before applying to the program?

Certainly, just contact the department to set up an appointment.


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