Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs

Post-Professional Certificate

Launch your career in the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition to roles in community settings and health systems, pharmacists play a critical role in the pharmaceutical industry, including medical affairs, clinical research and development, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance and health outcomes. A strong understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is key, and a post-professional certificate in Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs from Regis can help propel you forward in your pharmaceutical industry career.

The post-professional certificate in Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs develops the foundational skills necessary for the highly-regulated pharmaceutical industry while equipping graduates for the increasingly competitive nature of industry fellowships by focusing on critical thinking, communication skills and drug development as a complex, comprehensive system.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses

Credits for Completion
12 credit hours

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year
$1,161 per credit hour

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Sample Classes

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Introduction to Pharmaceutical Industry: Bench to Bedside

Studies the pharmaceutical industry in the context of the drug development process and the roles that pharmacy-trained professionals can have within the pharmaceutical industry and its associated support services industries.

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Legal & Regulatory Environment for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Introduces students to legal and regulatory practices within the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmacovigilance procedures across the drug development and post-marketing lifespan, regulatory considerations for INDs, NDAs and clinical trials.

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Study Design in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Develops each student’s ability become pharmacists focused in the pharmaceutical product research lifecycle through examining a variety of trial designs and processes involved in drug development.

How to Apply

To apply to the Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs post-professional certificate program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree*
  • Official Pharm.D. degree-bearing transcripts to be evaluated for the requisite number of hours of courses including pharmacoeconomics, research design and biostatistics

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process.

*Students currently enrolled in at least their second year of study (P2) in a Pharm.D. program with good academic standing are also eligible for this certificate program.

Current Regis Pharm.D. students who are interested in pursuing this certificate should contact their academic advisor about their eligibility and enrollment options.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $1,161 per credit hour
Total program credits: 12
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Applications for the post-professional certificate in Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended that you submit all of your application materials at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

This certificate program begins once per year in the fall.

A Culture of Excellence

The post-professional certificate in Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs is offered by the School of Pharmacy within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.