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Northwestern Introduces Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance Program

May 17, 2012

CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To help professionals succeed in the growing field of regulatory compliance, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies now offers the Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC) program.

Career opportunities in regulatory compliance are increasing steadily, especially in healthcare, life science, clinical research and quality systems. By developing a breadth of theoretical and practical skills, MSRC graduates are well prepared to assume leadership positions in these areas.

The program offers a thorough grounding in the interdisciplinary core competencies of regulatory compliance, including risk management, quality systems, leadership and communication skills as well as an emphasis on practical application. Students are taught by industry experts who know first-hand the real world challenges of regulatory compliance. And MSRC’s partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) informs its curriculum with the latest insights on healthcare, translational research and regulation.

“A strength of the MS in Regulatory Compliance is the program tracks that enable students to specialize in their areas of interest and learn to address regulatory issues in multidisciplinary teams from health care, clinical research and pharmaceutical/medical device regulatory perspectives,” says Paula Carney, MSRC faculty director.

MSRC expands the university’s master’s in quality assurance and regulatory science and its master’s in clinical research and regulatory administration programs. The new program better enables the training of professionals who can help organizations of all kinds –especially those in healthcare and its related industries — keep up with the growing demand for regulatory compliance and quality system fields. MSRC provides in-depth course offerings in three tracks — healthcare compliance, clinical research and quality systems — that enable students with varying backgrounds and professional experience to adapt the program to their needs and goals.

For more information on the Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance degree visit www.scs.northwestern.edu/grad.

The mission of Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is to extend the resources of Northwestern University to undergraduate and graduate students whose lives include significant professional and personal commitments that place limitations on their schedules and affect the pace at which they may achieve their educational goals. Consistent with Northwestern’s dedication to excellence, SCS makes distinguished teaching available to non-traditional students and, to the greatest extent possible, provides access to the University’s other resources, such as libraries, laboratories, recreational facilities, and events.

Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago. Applied in practice, discovery at Northwestern translates into ideas, products, and organizations that make the world a better place for all.

SOURCE Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

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