college of science

MASTER OF SCIENCE - MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Testimonials




"The program is an overview of the biopharma and medical device industry. It teaches students the foundation of what the industry is doing."

Vivan Tran
Lecturer

“It’s really a very comprehensive program from start to finish. Getting a product from idea to market.”

Scott Jung
Alumnus 2019

"The program teaches you to create solutions that are tangible and that we can work with on a global scale."

Ivy Shaka
Student

"Am able to work
40 + hours a week
and still do
the grad program."

Mitchell Reddan
Student

"This is program where students can grow not only in their career, but in their personal growth."

Linda Lee
Alumna

"It was a great development opportunity for me to gain breadth and depth in the industry."

Jojo Bui
Alumna

"There’s definitely things that you learn in the program that you can’t really learn outside unless your in the job."

Ben Ho
Alumnus

"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."


Georgena Hontalas
Alumna

"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"

Michael Morad
Alumnus

"For mid-level transitioners like myself, transitioning from one field in the healthcare industry to another, t's also good because it dives into the niche topics, such as statistics and clinical trials.

It sets you up for success.
And for the expert level people it gives you a lot of leadership skills."

Mark Shaka
Alumnus

"The wide variety of classes was exactly what I was looking for to strengthen my career."

Hailey Hinkley
2019

It strengthened my portfolio as a competitive candidate in the Bay Area."

Jennifer Nguyen
2018

"MPDM provided me the stepping stone needed to break into the industry."

Dustin Hoang
2013

"The MPDM program expanded my knowledge of business, regulations and the development drug and medical devices which helped me advance from a Clinical Trial Assistant to a Clinical Trial Manager."

Pansy Le
2018

"The program helped me become more confident in public speaking,
collaborate on team projects and gain insight on perspectives from professionals."



Scott Jung
2013

"MPDM is a program that is extremely flexible and
“do-able” for individuals that work full time as the courses
are offered in the evenings, weekends, and online."



Brittney Hernandez
2018

"The MPDM program has provided me a pivotal experience and knowledge that helped me achieve my current career goals today, and that will definitely continue to shape my potential career paths in the future."

Ken Mai
2013

"I get started with my career in clinical research and has been a major factor in my professional development. Now, I am part of a team running global clinical trials to find answers for patients living with degenerative diseases."

Becky Lu
2019

"The program has allowed me to become more confident in my skill set, working with people, and public speaking. Overall, the courses offered successfully gave us the tools and skills we need for the real world."


Bioclinica Sr. Project Manager
Class of 2017

"Learning new tools and skills has helped me on quality projects, working with cross-functional teams, and communicating ideas to management . I do not think I would have learned these tools without being in the MPDM program."

QC Analyst,
Class of 2016

"Starting this program was one of the best decisions I made for my career. After the program started, I gained a lot of knowledge about the field from the clinical, regulatory and business classes and after one year I started working."

Gilead Clinical Trials Assoc.
Class of 2016

"I have met some very amazing people in this program that I plan to keep in touch with and would be both proud and pleased to work with someday. All-in-all, I am better equipped to move my career forward in the direction that I desire."

Medtronic Clinical Program Mgr,
Class of 2016

"Overall I believe that the MPDM program & curriculum was a fantastic way to further my knowledge on drug approval, regulations and development. The professors were all receptive to my questions and willing to share their knowledge and experience. The MPDM program has helped me understand the processes behind medical products, attain employment and further prepare myself for the industry"

Clinical Trial Assistant,
Class of 2016

"Three weeks ago I started work as Assistant Director of Radiology at Kaiser Redwood City Medical Campus. The Director, my direct supervisor, told me that it was a combination of my work experience and my MPDM master’s degree that made me an ideal candidate."




Kaiser Assistant Director,
Class of 2016

"The program broadened my knowledge about all the different aspects that go into drug and device development - clinical operations, drug safety, regulatory, project Management, and finance. In addition to these technical skills, the program also helped in developing many soft skills - public speaking, team collaboration, time management and prioritization."



Shirley Nicolas
2013

Testimonials

Am able to work 40 + hours a week and still do the grad program"

"The program teaches you to create solutions that are tangible and that we can work with on a global scale."