MRA Curriculum

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MRA Curriculum

The goal of the MRA curriculum is to provide a broad understanding of the FDA-regulated product lifecycle. The core courses focus on research and development, clinical research, FDA submissions and product registrations, manufacturing, labeling, advertising and post-approval maintenance activities. This allows students to pursue careers in clinical research, regulatory or quality assurance sectors.

The MRA curriculum is designed for working professionals, and it involves a variety of experts from UPenn, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Industry, and the FDA. We encourage students to continue their full-time job and take two courses each term toward the MRA degree. The courses are scheduled in the evenings, typically at 4:00PM or later. The MRA degree requires 10 credit units including coursework and a capstone.

You may choose to take the standard MRA curriculum or elect a concentration in clinical research or quality assurance to further specialize your training. The core courses vary between each concentration.