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MASTER OF SCIENCE - MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Sequence of Courses

The MPDM program follows a prescribed curriculum. See table below for the schedule and sequence of courses for the two-year program. Students may also take the courses in the program on a part-time basis as needed.

Semester Core Disciplines Management Track
FALL
Year 1
Clinical Development
Seminar I
SMPD 281A (3 units)
GWAR
Developing & Managing People
BUS 210 (3 units)
May be held either year 1 or Year 2
Regulatory Affairs I
SMPD 283A (3 units)
Online
SPRING Year 1 Clinical Development
Seminar II
SMPD 281B (2 units)
Biomedical Project Management
SMPD 202T (3 units) 
or
Business Law and Ethics
BUS 250 (2 units) 
Regulatory Affairs II
SMPD 283B (3 units) 
Online 
SPRING - SUMMER
Year 1
Research / Practicum
SMPD 285 (1 unit)
   
FALL
Year 2
Special Topics in
Clinical Trials Management I
or SMPD 289A (2 units)
Biomedical Project Management
SMPD 202T (3 units) 
or
Business Law and Ethics
BUS 250 (2 units) 
Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials
SMPD 286 (3 units)
Online 
SPRING
Year 2
Clinical Trials
Seminar II
SMPD 289B (3 units)
Culminating experience
(Capstone Project)
Managing Medical Product Development
BUS 284C (3 units)
Bioinformatics in Drug & Device Development 
SMPD 287 (3 units) 

Elective for students requiring 9 units per semester: SMPD 285 Special Project (1 unit course per semester)

Testimonial

Georgena Hontalas, Class of 2013

"I’ve recommended this program to a lot of my colleagues at work. You know, a lot of people where I currently work are very interested in pursuing their Master’s. A lot of people don’t know what they want to do."

Michael Morad, Class of 2010

"I think the people that should consider this program are people that are thinking about getting into medical device, biologics, or pharma, or if you’re in the industry, and you want to broaden your skill sets."