100% Online Programs in Regulatory Affairs

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Note, 45 transferrable credits required to apply for BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs.

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Oversee Regulatory Requirements That Keep Patients Safe

Organizations in the public and private sectors rely on regulatory professionals to confirm processes and products meet compliance standards. Gain the expertise to support regulatory requirements in the U.S. and abroad with the online regulatory affairs programs from the George Washington University (GW).

GW designed these regulatory affairs degrees and certificates to support professionals with varying educational backgrounds. Our dual degree program provides an accelerated path to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, enabling you to begin your regulatory affairs career faster. We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs that enables junior-level professionals to prepare for leadership positions.

Continue your education online with GW to benefit from distinguished connections and career-aligned learning opportunities that foster success in the health sciences. While studying online, you will receive the same benefits and education as our on-campus students, joining an ever-expanding alumni community dedicated to discoveries that can make the world a better place.

Degrees and Certificates That Support Your Success

Our online programs prepare you to move into regulatory and compliance careers throughout the public and private sectors. Select the degree or certificate that fits your goals, with the option to seek your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a dual program.


This online program focuses on all aspects of regulatory strategy, guidance, and compliance while reinforcing the science behind regulatory methods. You will prepare to manage key elements of regulatory processes in various industries, developing expertise for careers with governmental agencies and consultancies worldwide.


GW developed this online program in collaboration with regulatory affairs at the FDA, NIH, and industry to prepare graduates as business leaders in regulatory strategy locally and abroad. After attaining this graduate certificate, you will have the opportunity to transfer your credits to the MSHS in Regulatory Affairs program.


Our multi-level, dual-degree online learning option provides an accelerated format for earning your BSHS in Clinical Research Administration and an MSHS in Regulatory Affairs. This program combines the work for the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, helping you acquire both in less time.

Join a Tradition of Excellence in the Health Sciences

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences was the first medical school in the nation’s capital. Today, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of local, national, and global communities through online programs that promote inclusion, service, and advocacy.

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The Flexibility to Thrive in Class and Your Career

GW offers an innovative learning experience, delivering world-class programs that you can complete entirely online. We designed our classes for flexibility, allowing you to gain expertise for advancing your career when and where is convenient for you. Throughout your online program, you’ll benefit from our supportive faculty-to-student ratio and online resources that make it easier to interact with your peers and instructors.

Courses Developed With Guidance From the FDA, NIH, and Industry

To advance in regulatory affairs, it helps to learn from professionals with extensive experience in this field. When you study online with GW, you’ll take classes developed through partnerships with leaders who have worked at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries Our faculty leads online courses that provide a solid foundation for managing regulatory processes throughout the product life cycle. You’ll also develop an advanced understanding of regulatory strategy, helping you stand out as a leader to employers.

Qualify for Careers in the Public and Private Sector

The hiring of regulatory affairs managers could increase by as much as 10% from 2020 to 2030.5 This growth follows the trends of industries that must follow extensive regulatory requirements — for instance, the medical device market is projected to grow by about $225 billion from 2019 to 2027,6 raising the need for oversight from regulatory professionals. With GW’s regulatory affairs programs, you can gain expertise in the interdisciplinary practices of law, science, and business as you prepare to ensure health care products and treatments comply with regulatory requirements.

10 Careers in Regulatory Affairs and Related Fields

  • Regulatory affairs manager: $105,913 per year7
  • Regulatory affairs specialist: $70,787 per year3
  • Regulatory compliance officer: $60,522 pear year8
  • Medical affairs associate: $80,000 per year9
  • Compliance associate: $65,348 per year10
  • Compliance manager: $80,039 per year11
  • Quality manager: $82,726 per year12
  • Quality assurance engineer: $72,355 per year13
  • Technical Engineer: $67,384 per year14
  • Senior Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Manager: $127,500 per year15

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  1. U.S. News & World Report. Best Colleges Rankings: George Washington University. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://www.usnews.com/.
  2. Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). “Regulatory Professionals’ Average Compensation Continues to Increase, According to RAPS’ 2020 Compensation Survey.” Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.raps.org/.
  3. Payscale. Average Regulatory Affairs Specialist Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  4. Wiley University Services. Voice of the Online Learner 2021. Retrieved May 13, 2022, from https://universityservices.wiley.com/.
  5. O*NET OnLine. Regulatory Affairs Managers. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/.
  6. Precedence Research. “Medical Devices Market Size to Hit Around US$ 671.49 Bn by 2027.” Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.globenewswire.com/.
  7. Payscale. Average Regulatory Affairs Manager Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  8. Payscale.com. Average Regulatory Compliance Officer Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  9. Payscale. Average Medical Affairs Associate Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  10. Payscale. Average Compliance Associate with Regulatory Compliance Skills Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  11. Payscale. Average Compliance Manager Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  12. Payscale. Average Quality Manager Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  13. Payscale (2020 February 12). Average Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  14. Payscale. Average Technical Engineer Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  15. Payscale. Average Senior Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls (CMC) Project Manager Salary. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.

** The total number of credits and program duration depend on the number of transferred credits.