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Regulatory Affairs

Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Benefits

The Regulatory Affairs programs at the George Washington University (GW) have been developed through collaborations with regulatory affairs professionals from the healthcare industry and governmental agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You’ll graduate ready to apply your education to jobs in clinical research, product testing, global health and more.

Online Regulatory Affairs Programs

Our regulatory affairs programs are designed for students to develop into regulatory affairs leaders locally and abroad.

Dual BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs

Earn two degrees in a seamless, integrated format to establish a base in the foundations of clinical research administration and build upon that base with expertise in regulatory standards.

Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs

Equip yourself with the tools needed to enter or move up the ranks in the regulatory affairs field so that you can help evaluate and deliver potential new products throughout the global market.

MSHS in Regulatory Affairs

Use your critical thinking skills and education in regulatory strategy to apply it to your work in clinical research, patient advocacy, quality assurance, FDA-regulated product development, global regulatory strategy and other related areas.

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Whether you’re curious about a specific program or the day-to-day requirements of learning online, we’re here to answer your questions. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

Careers in Regulatory Affairs

Transform Regulatory Oversight

With a degree or certificate in regulatory affairs, you’ll meet a growing demand for professionals who strive to improve regulatory affairs across the global healthcare industry.

In 2019, regulatory affairs specialists earned a median annual salary of $64,094, and the top 10 percent earned an average of $89,010.

No matter if you’re working toward a certificate or a master’s degree in regulatory affairs at GW, you’ll graduate with the qualifications for top roles in your field.

Stand Out With a Distinguished Education

  • Fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ranked #70 Best National University in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #86 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges ranking

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore an online program at the George Washington University, our dedicated staff is here to support you. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 844-386-7323.

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GW operates on 15-week semesters, with courses starting three times throughout the year in August, January, and May.

Online classes are designed to take the same amount of time as on-campus classes. They are taught by GW faculty members and have comparable assignments to campus programs that can be completed off-site. Each three-credit hour course is expected to take between 18-20 hours for coursework per week. As an off-campus student, you also save time that on-campus students spend commuting.

While most studies will be completed online, your program may require you to visit campus during the course of your studies.

No, you do not need to attend class at a specific time. Our online courses are designed to be asynchronous, giving you flexibility.

Assignments will have specified due dates that must be met. Students are expected to attend weekly class sessions and participate in weekly class collaborations.

Yes, an academic advisor will work with you throughout the admissions process, scheduling classes, and the course of your studies. GW also offers our online students 24/7 technical support.

Students in GW’s master’s, bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s programs may be eligible for financial aid. Students seeking graduate certificates are not eligible for federal financial aid.

You may also be able to benefit from loans, institutional scholarships, merit- or need-based grants, employer reimbursement programs, and more. Explore your options on our Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Yes, GW is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

You can request more information to speak with a GW program manager, or you can begin the application process today.

Yes. GW’s transcript ordering service is available to interested applicants of the programs listed on this website. The service is designed to make the application process simpler for you, while also helping us expedite the admissions decision on your behalf. Our transcript services team will order all domestic transcripts once you decide to allow us to help you with this task.

The George Washington University will only request and pay for your domestic college transcripts that allow third-party requests up to the point of admission to the university. This means that any coursework completed after you are advised of an admission decision, including coursework you are currently completing, will still need to be submitted by you.

It is your responsibility to request and purchase these additional transcripts to complete your file. This information may be used to determine your eligibility for financial aid, admission, and potential transfer credits. Additionally, some institutions may require you to obtain your official transcripts directly; if this is the case, we will contact you.