An overall 3.0 grade point average or better and above
average grades in the sciences are required. Other requirements
depend on the particular program chosen by the student.
Students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination
(GRE) and provide two letters of recommendation.
International applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign
Students have the option to complete the Master of Science degree
in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance on-campus or online. Applicants
who elect to complete the program online must complete
all the course requirements online.
Two options are offered within each program leading to
the Master of Science degree.
Thesis Option (Plan A)
Requires 24 semester hours of course work (exclusive of
prerequisites) and a thesis project for which a minimum of six
semester hours of credit are required. Students that are accepted
under the thesis option are permitted to take more than 24 semester
hours of course work subject to approval of their mentor.
Non-thesis Option (Plan B)
Requires additional course work in lieu of the thesis (a minimum
total of 33-36 semester hours of course work, exclusive of
prerequisites). Students are typically required to complete
the degree program option (thesis or non-thesis) for which they
have been accepted.
|Time Limit on Credit|
|Minimum Credit in Semester Hours: Thesis Option||30 (24 Course work; 6 Thesis Research)|
|Minimum Credit in Semester Hours: Non-Thesis Option||33 to 36 (Course work)|
|Graduate Record Examination||Required|
* Residency for the Master of Science degree requires completing
six credits per semester for two consecutive semesters.
** Comprehensive Examination is for Plan B degree option,