Medical Product Development Management
The Master of Science degree in Medical Product Development Management (MPDM) is a Special Sessions graduate program offered by San José State University's College of Science, in collaboration with the College of Professional and Global Education and the Lucas Graduate School of Business. The MPDM clinical research management program combines customized technical classes with MBA-level business and management courses.
The industry-relevant curriculum was designed in collaboration with experts from biomedical companies in the greater San Francisco Bay area. To accommodate students who work full-time, coursework is accelerated and held during evenings and weekends, and several classes are offered online for scheduling flexibility.
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- Convenient Schedules
All classes are held on evenings, weekends or online allowing students to be working while completing their degree.
- Outstanding Faculty
MPDM faculty members are award-winning scholars and professional leaders in the field.
- Unique Program
The MPDM clinical research management program combines customized technical classes with MBA-level business and management courses.
Your Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program have found employment in Clinical Trials Management, Clinical Data Management,Project Management, Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, Quality Systems Mgmt, and other positions in the biomedical product development field.
Genentech, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson, Fogarty Research Institute, Boston Scientific, Varian, Roche Diagnostics, Almac, Pharmacyclics, Abbott AV & Abbott Ophthalmics, Allergan, and Genomic Health are only a few companies that MPDM students and alumni work in.
All students enrolled in the cohort Class of 2010 graduated (or completed the program successfully). Since then, 90% of them have had increased project responsibilities, been selected as team leaders, or been promoted. One graduate was elected to the NPSMA Board of Directors.
From the Class of 2011, 82% are now employed in the industry (compared to only 30% when they started the program). 9 of 11 students were employed in industry-relevant positions and 4 students advanced to higher positions by program completion. One student who was volunteering as a Project Manager when he started the program went on to serve as interim Chief Operations Officer for his company while participating in the program.
Applying to MPDM
Formal admission is required for the program. You can apply for admission in the fall semester.
- Be a baccalaureate graduate of an accredited four-year college or university;
- Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (3.0 preferred) in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units of coursework;
- An English-language proficiency exam is required for all students who graduated from a higher education institution in a country in which the primary language is not English.
- Satisfactory completion of a 3-unit undergraduate course in introductory statistics and probability from an accredited college or university.
For more information, please visit the MPDM website.