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Master of Science in Drug Development & Product Management

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UC San Diego has launched a new Master of Science in Drug Development and Product Management program. This master’s degree focuses on building the managerial, regulatory, and pharmacoeconomic skills and insight to equip graduates to effectively lead the complex facets of the drug development process from discovery-to-patient. The program is a collaboration between the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Extension, and the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI).

The Drug Development and Product Management MS program has three aims:

  • First, to give experienced professionals with advanced degrees insight into the process of successful product development and deployment;
  • Second, to endow students with requisite knowledge and skills to collaborate effectively in the ongoing management of drug products; and
  • Third, to provide a solid, practical bridge to employment opportunities in biotech, pharmaceutical and managed care industries or related government agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The new program begins in September 2018.

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