MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
Applicants to the program must have a Bachelor of Science or Arts from an accredited four-year college or university. While previous studies in the sciences, engineering or health care are preferred, applicants may come from a wide variety of backgrounds including, but not limited to: nursing, pre-med, biology, chemistry, mathematics, science education, pharmacy, engineering, business, computer science, psychology, social sciences, pre-law, or other fields of study. Applicants should have excellent computer skills. Prior experience in a relevant industry is highly desirable.
Successful applicants to this program will have demonstrated a sincere desire for a career in the clinical area of the biomedical industry or current employment in the biomedical industry. Applicants must be fully aware of the differences in this career path from one in basic research, discovery research, or device or product invention.
Whenever possible, applicants will be selected on the basis of a personal interview or discussions with the program director. Based on this interview, some program-specific requirements may be waived to take into consideration other factors (such as work experience, fluency in multiple languages, etc.) on a case-by-case basis.
Formal Admission Requirements
To be fully accepted into classified standing, an applicant to the program should:
- Have a B.S. or B.A. from an accredited four-year college or university
- Have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (3.0 or higher is preferred) in undergraduate course work
- Have obtained a score of 500 or better on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), including scores above the 50th percentile in both quantitative and verbal sections;
- Have satisfactorily completed an undergraduate course in Introductory Statistics and Probability from an accredited college or university
Applicants should note that a high degree of proficiency in both written and oral communications in English is a fundamental skill required to succeed both in the degree program and in the biomedical industry.
Applicants who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take and pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Click here for current TOEFL requirements.
Applicants who are unsure of their skill level in either spoken or written English are advised to consult with the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) advisors.