Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC)

Program Overview: Regulatory compliance is increasingly visible in clinical research, life science, and healthcare arenas. An interdisciplinary professional program, Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC) program addresses core areas of regulatory compliance, including risk management, quality systems, leadership and communication skills. The MSRC curriculum focuses on these interdisciplinary core competencies while also stressing practical applications within the program’s three tracks: clinical research, quality systems and healthcare compliance. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership positions in clinical research, quality systems and healthcare compliance in the life sciences. This breadth of course offerings sets our program apart, as does our partnership with the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. This affiliation reinforces academic excellence and offers diverse educational pathways to serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.

Target Audience: The goal of this program is to provide educational and career development opportunities for:

  • Research coordinators and monitors
  • Administrative, regulatory and compliance professionals in the research enterprise
  • Quality and project managers who support and direct clinical and translational research studies and drug and device development
  • Compliance professionals in the healthcare field

For more information regarding this program, please go to the School of Professional Studies website: