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 careers in the clinical, project management, regulatory affairs, or quality systems areas of the biomedical industry or current employment in the biomedical industry. Applicants must be fully aware of the differences in this career path in ‘development’ 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.
Formal Admission Requirements
To be fully accepted into classified standing, an applicant to the program should:
- Be a baccalaureate graduate of an accredited four-year college or university;
- Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (3.0 preferred) in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units of coursework;
- An English-language proficiency exam is required
for all students who graduated from a higher
education institution in a country in which the
primary language is not English. Applicants must take
and pass one of the SJSU-recommended tests of English
Applicants should note that a high degree of proficiency in both written and oral communications in English is a fundamental skill required both to complete the degree program and for success in the field.
- Recommended: satisfactory completion of a 3-unit 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).
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.