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Biomedical Writing, MS, Certificates
Now more than ever, professionals with medical writing expertise in regulatory writing and promotional writing are in high demand. Learn how to organize and communicate complex clinical data with clarity and style, and how to promote new drugs and therapies while complying with strict regulations.
Our 100% online programs are designed to accommodate working professionals. Classes are offered asynchronously or via webinar or other live online delivery method in the evenings or on weekends. Courses are $1,000 per credit and all of our programs can be completed part- or full-time in two years or less.
Choose from three online programs:
- Master of Science in Biomedical Writing
- Certificate in Marketing Writing
- Certificate in Regulatory Writing
Our graduates are prepared to enter a variety of settings from pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, and healthcare organizations, to consulting firms, and professional journals. Potential for compensation is great. The median pay for technical writers, as reported by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, is in the $70,000 per year range.
What Sets Us Apart?
- USciences was the first educational institution in the nation to develop and award
a degree in biomedical writing.
- You will learn how to write for a broad selection of audiences, including regulatory
agencies, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, advertising agencies,
clinical sites, and the general healthcare consumer.
- Our alumni network includes USciences graduates working in management in the
pharmaceutical and device industries or running small and large freelance medical writing businesses.
- Students with non-scientific academic backgrounds can obtain scientific credentials
through this respected program.
- Small class size and ready access to faculty.
- All faculty have worked in relevant positions in the industry, most currently.
- Excellent networking opportunities are available to connect students with alumni and potential employers.
Biomedical Writing, MS
The program teaches you the skills to organize and communicate clinical data results with clarity. It covers a broad range of material: from documentation for clinical trials, to publication planning and regulated pharmaceutical promotion. Pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and professional journals all seek qualified medical writers. The biomedical writing program can help you take advantage of these opportunities. Some of our alumni have gone on to work as:
- medical writing directors in large and small companies
- director of outcomes research
- full and part-time freelance medical writers
- and many other positions both within large companies and as owners of their own companies
Certificate in Marketing Writing and Certificate in Regulatory Writing
If you already have clinical or pharmaceutical experience and wish to change career directions, our certificate programs allow you to focus on the essential skills required for marketing communications or regulatory writing.
The Certificate in Marketing Writing focuses on promotions and publications; the Certificate in Regulatory Writing focuses on preparing documents for initial and continuing approval of therapies.
These certificates are designed for practicing professional medical writers who want to advance in their careers or acquire further training and credentialing in the biomedical writing field. Each medical writing certificate program can be completed part-time in 8 months and requires a B average in 4 courses, each 3 credit hours. Certificate coursework may be applied toward the MS degree.
USciences Announces College Restructuring for 2018-19
February 21, 2018
The main element of the restructure is the elimination of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy with its programs being repositioned to the other colleges.
Matching Funds Double #GivingTuesdayUSciences Impact
November 15, 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a day for giving back. Give Online and participate in #GivingTuesdayUSciences this holiday season. Each gift is being matched thanks to the generosity of a USciences alumna.
New Grad Certificate in Health Education and Communication Launched at USciences
October 04, 2017
Students can complete the certificate program in as little as one year, while developing portfolio projects and networking connections.
USciences Remains Top 10 in the Nation for Average Salary of Graduates
September 28, 2017
USciences graduates have remained the seventh highest earners on average in the nation, according to the new 2017 College Scorecard data released by the U.S. Department of Education.
2015-16 Faculty Awards
June 14, 2016
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