Master of Regulatory Affairs

MRA Admissions

  • Applicants must have a bachelors level degree

  • Applicants must have a minimum of one year of relevant experience (e.g., Regulatory Specialist, Research Project Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator, FDA Scientific Reviewer)

  Applications for Fall 2019 are due May 1, 2019.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit a full application which contains three parts:

1. Online MRA Program Application which includes the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
    • Upload unofficial undergraduate and graduate, if applicable, transcripts into the application system
  • Personal statement
    • Please submit a personal statement that responds to the following two prompts. Each response should be 400 words or less.
      • What are your career goals, and how does the MRA program help you meet your goals?
      • Discuss a significant contribution you have made in your current or former position.  What did you set out to achieve? What was the result?

2. Three letters of recommendation:

  • Recommenders may be faculty or employers
  • Letters should address the following:
    • The suitability of the MRA program for the student's stated career goals
    • The student's academic ability
  • The online application system supports electronic submission of the letters

3. Application Fee: $45 


  • English Language Proficiency (e.g. TOEFL score or degree from an English-language institution) for applicants whose first language is not English
  • GRE scores are not required

Non-discrimination/Disability Policy

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or 215-898-6993 (Voice) or 215-898-7803 (TDD). Specific questions concerning the accommodation of students with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Student Disabilities Services located at the Learning Resources Center, 3820 Locust Walk, Harnwell College House, Suite 110, 215-573-9235 (voice) or 215-746-6320 (TDD).

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The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended, requires colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents, arrests, and disciplinary referrals to students and employees, and to make the information and statistics available to prospective students and employees upon request.  The Campus SaVE Act of 2013 expanded these requirements to include information on and resources related to crimes of interpersonal violence, including dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Federal law also requires institutions with on-campus housing to share an annual fire report with the campus community. 

In addition, the Uniform Crime Reporting Act requires Pennsylvania colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures to students, employees and applicants; to provide certain crime statistics to students and employees; and to make those statistics available to applicants and prospective employees upon request. 

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You may request a paper copy of the report by calling the Office of the Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police at 215-898-7515 or by emailing

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