Lead Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance for Your Organization

Mount St. Mary’s University is home to Maryland’s only certificate in quality assurance and regulatory science (QA/RS). The program prepares you to lead your company through the efficient delivery of high-quality products within a competitive market.

You will gain valuable training and knowledge in areas of quality assurance, risk assessment, quality control and regulatory compliance from a global perspective. Courses include:

  • Quality Systems and Regulations
  • Biostatistics
  • International Regulation
  • Quality Management
  • Regulatory Compliance for Biologics and Drugs (elective) or Medical Devices and Combination Products (elective)

If you have questions, complete the inquiry form to connect with a program advisor for more information.

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Format & Details

The QA/RS program is designed for working adults in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or related industries. The Mount focuses on student success and emphasizes ethics and values.

  • Many students finish in less than a year. Five courses are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on one class at a time and finish in less than one year.
  • Attend convenient classes. All classes are offered online.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. A low student to faculty ratio allows you to closely connect with your classmates and instructor.

Affordability

$10,275
Estimated total cost of tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 courses) at $685 per credit
  • No application fee

*Tuition represents 2020-21 rates effective July 1, 2020. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

Admissions & Application

Entry Point: Year-round
Application Evaluation: Year-round
Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of first course
No application fee

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or a related field. A minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 2.75 is required or 5 full years of relevant work experience. A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • Additional requirements for international students may be required
Send application materials to:

Graduate Programs in Science – QARS
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Questions?  Contact: frederickadmissions@msmary.edu.

Apply Here

Format & Details

Format & Details

The QA/RS program is designed for working adults in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or related industries. The Mount focuses on student success and emphasizes ethics and values.

  • Many students finish in less than a year. Five courses are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on one class at a time and finish in less than one year.
  • Attend convenient classes. All classes are offered online.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. A low student to faculty ratio allows you to closely connect with your classmates and instructor.
Affordability

Affordability

$10,275
Estimated total cost of tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 courses) at $685 per credit
  • No application fee

*Tuition represents 2020-21 rates effective July 1, 2020. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Entry Point: Year-round
Application Evaluation: Year-round
Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of first course
No application fee

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or a related field. A minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 2.75 is required or 5 full years of relevant work experience. A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • Additional requirements for international students may be required
Send application materials to:

Graduate Programs in Science – QARS
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Questions?  Contact: frederickadmissions@msmary.edu.

Apply Here

By the Numbers

Projected Job Growth in Maryland

  • 11% growth in quality inspectors by 2024
  • 16% growth in compliance officers by 2024

Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation