The Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs program will prepare you to manage global processes for organizations involved in developing and seeking marketing approval for regulated, cutting-edge products in healthcare and food safety.

The global convergence of regulatory science, technology-driven business decision making, formation of public policies, and evolving regulations are driving demand for regulatory affairs professionals who can facilitate the processes involved in bringing highly regulated products to market. To prepare you to effectively manage regulatory activities, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies offers the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs. This unique graduate degree is STEM-designated, and is designed to deepen your understanding of the global compliance requirements for the development, marketing approval, and utilization of technically complex and highly regulated products, including food, drugs, biologics, and medical devices.

Concentrations include Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research Regulatory Affairs, Medical Device Regulatory Affairs, Nonclinical Biomedical Product Regulation, Quality Assurance and Compliance

Job Titles

Compliance ManagerProject Manager
Clinical ScientistPublic Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager
Data AnalystQuality Assurance Manager
Data Security AnalystQuality Control
Drug Safety AnalystRegulatory Affairs Specialist
International Regulatory AssociateRegulatory Reviewer
Post Market Surveillance OfficerRegulatory Writer

Some positions may require additional experience or licensing.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteTakeda Pharmaceutical Company
Enanta PharmaceuticalsSpineFrontier Inc.


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Food and BeveragePharmaceutical
GovernmentResearch and Safety

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Post Professional Masters (PPM) Intern in Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance Intern
  • Regulation Development Intern
  • Regulatory Affairs Compliance Specialist Intern
  • Regulatory Affairs Intern
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist Internship

Use, or other internship sites to search for openings.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

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Campus Organizations and Activities

Graduate Student Additional Student organizations click here.                      For additional student involvement opportunities click here.
Additional Student organizations click here

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific Social Media and LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities.

LinkedIn Groups