Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a science discipline, health sciences, engineering or law
- One-to-three years of professional experience in the medical products industry desired
- Previous coursework in basic statistics and/or writing desired
An international student is defined as any person who is not a U.S. citizen and does not hold a U.S. Permanent Resident Visa. The definition of an international student also includes those who hold U.S. visas, such as an F-1 visa, exchange visitors, and other non-immigrant classifications.
Due to the extra time required to process international applications, it is recommended that international student applicants submit their application and transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions as soon as possible.
Please visit the Graduate School FAQs page for more information.
The UW Graduate School has English language requirements for all non-native English speakers (i.e., permanent residents and international students.)
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential for regulatory affairs professionals. The UW M.S. in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs is fast-paced and students must have strong communication skills in English when they enter the program. The requirement for the M.S. in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs is higher than the UW Graduate School Requirement of 92. We require a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100, with high marks in all components of the score: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The only exception to the TOEFL requirement is for applicants who are citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom; or hold a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution in any of these countries.
For more information, please refer to the Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements (Graduate School Memorandum No. 8), revised November 2010).
UW Graduate School Application To begin the application process, go to the UW Graduate School Online Application. All application materials must be submitted electronically through the MyGrad Application Database.
Graduate School Application Instructions:
- When submitting the online Graduate School application form, you will be asked to create an account.
- Once you have created an account, you will be asked to select the graduate program to which you are applying. You must select “Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (MS)” as your choice in the pull-down menu.
- In addition to completing the required biographical information, please upload the following materials:
- Current resume/CV
- Goal statement/personal statement
- Names and contact information for three references you have requested to submit letters discussing your likelihood of success in our program. Students can enter in the online Graduate School application form email contact information for references. Each reference will be emailed automatically a link to a secure site in which to provide a confidential written reference for you.
- Upload scanned transcripts from each college and/or university where you have earned academic credit. (Scans can be of either official or unofficial transcripts.)
- After all information and materials have been provided, pay the fee and submit your application.
- When your application has been received you will receive a confirmation email from our program for your records.
All application materials must be submitted directly through the MyGrad application database. Please, do not send materials directly to our office.
Applicants may check their status online by referencing their MyGrad profile
Important note: All of the above application materials must be received before the admissions committee will review your application.
All students must satisfy a minimum of 45 credits in approved courses to graduate. Students who have completed either the UW Biomedical Regulatory Affairs or Clinical Trials certificates courses prior to entering the program may petition to waive repeating them for academic credit. Equivalent credits must be taken in approved electives or independent study.
Waiver requests will be assessed on an individual basis by the program director.