The USC MS in Medical Product Quality degree requires satisfactory completion of 32 units beyond the baccalaureate degree. The core curriculum includes courses that focus on basic regulatory frameworks, quality assurance, risk management, statistics, and project management, as well as elective options. Hands-on experience is encouraged through the participation in academic and industry internships, or the TRAQS program.

Required Courses

All of the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Science can be taken either in-person or online (within the United States). Upon admission we will work with you to develop a course plan that fits your needs. You can find all course descriptions here.

Introductory Regulatory

RSCI 511: Introduction to Medical Product Regulation

Quality Assurance (Choose at least 4)

RSCI 506: Auditing Principles
RSCI 508: Quality Assurance for Drugs and Biologics
RSCI 509: Quality Assurance for Medical Devices & Combination Products
RSCI 515: Quality Systems & Standards
RSCI 517: Structure & Management of Clinical Trials
RSCI 526: Chemistry Manufacturing and Control

Risk Management (Choose at least 1)

RSCI 520: Introduction to Risk Management for Health Care Products
RSCI 527: Medical Product Safety


RSCI 507: Quality Systems & Statistical Process Control

Project Management

RSCI 603: Managing Complex Projects


Any remaining units can be filled with elective coursework chosen from the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a Master of Science degree in Medical Product Quality you must have completed:

  • At least 32 units of required and elective courses
  • Obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Maintain continuous enrollment during all fall and spring semesters
  • Complete the degree within five years

Admission Requirements

Detailed admissions and application information can be found on the Master of Science Admissions Page.