Curriculum

Obtaining master’s level training can have a significant positive impact on job effectiveness and career trajectory in the life sciences sector. The Tufts Biopharma Program offers instruction not found in other academic programs, giving you an edge in finding a new career- or achieving career advancement- in the life sciences sector.

The Tufts Biopharma MS Program includes didactic coursework with exposure to the core disciplines of small molecule pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, vaccines, medical devices, and in vitro diagnostics. In addition, students are required to complete a capstone project prior to graduation, which enhances the learning experience and prepares graduates for careers in a range of disciplines. The capstone project will reflect thoughtful and scholarly work, conducted with a faculty member over two semesters, in an area of the student’s professional interest. Program graduates are awarded a Master of Science in Development and Regulation of Medicines and Devices.

The Tufts Biopharma MS Program is designed for the convenience of working professionals. The program can be completed in two years, including one summer term, and classes are held in the evenings, allowing students to attend on a part-time basis.

Degree Requirements:

  Course Title
 Credits  Semester
  Survey of Pharmaceutical Sciences  1                
 Fall 1
  Quantitative Methods I   1  Fall 1
  Translational Medicine  1  Spring 1
  Quantitative Methods II  1  Spring 1
  Regulatory Affairs  1  Summer
  Concentration Electives  1.5  Various
  Other Electives  2.5  Various
  Capstone  1  Fall 2 & Spring 2
  Total  10 Credits
 5 Semesters

Concentrations:

*In order to be offered, each concentration and course listed below must meet the minimum enrollment level
  Clinical
  Regulatory Affairs
  Safety
  Manufacturing and Medical Devices
  R&D Management
  Business and Policy

View a list of elective courses by concentration.