Some clinical research and pharmaceutical graduate certificate students at Seneca College will now be able to jump-start a master’s degree at Northeastern University and can also pursue their studies while working full-time in their respective fields.
Under a new memorandum of understanding, Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Quality Operations students at Seneca will receive 12 credits to Northeastern’s Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics and Medical Devices program.
“We are delighted to partner with an institution of Northeastern University’s calibre and to create more pathways for our students,” said Ranjan Bhattacharya, Dean of Seneca’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Technology. “Through this partnership, our graduates can pursue higher learning while still making their mark in their new professions.”
Northeastern offers the option to study fully online or during the evening at its downtown Toronto campus. The new agreement builds on a previous partnership that gives advanced standing to students in Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Technology – Informatics & Security degree program to pursue the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program at the university.
“As the practice of regulatory affairs roles becomes increasingly scientific and technical in nature, and integrated with strategic decision-making within organizations, the demand for skilled professionals is in high demand,” says Aliza Lakhani, Regional CEO & Dean, Northeastern University – Toronto.
Photo: Seneca College clinical research students. Seneca has campuses in York Region, Toronto and Peterborough.