Medical Product Development Management


“It strengthened my portfolio as a competitive candidate in the Bay Area."
-Jennifer Nguyen, 2018


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Fees are effective Fall 2023. Fees are subject to review & change.

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The Master of Science degree in Medical Product Development Management (MPDM) is a special session 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 program prepares students for an advanced career in clinical operations management, clinical trials monitoring, quality, regulatory, and the complex interdisciplinary process of medical product development.

The industry-relevant curriculum was designed in collaboration with experts from biopharma companies in the greater San Francisco Bay area. The courses are taught by award-winning faculty and industry leaders who bring their expertise to the classroom and connect current students with future opportunities.


“ We prepare future leaders
for their careers in the industry.”

Tonja Green, Director,
Medical Product Development Management

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Program Features

  1. Convenient Schedules
    All classes are held in the evenings, weekends or online allowing students to work while successfully completing their degree.
  2. Exceptional Faculty
    MPDM faculty members are award-winning scholars and professional leaders in the field who bring industry knowledge and experience to the classroom.
  3. Unique Program
    The MPDM clinical research management program combines customized technical classes with MBA-level business and management courses. This unique combination provides skills that are more marketable in a continuously changing industry.

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 Management, and other positions in the biomedical product development field.

Abbott, AbbVie, Genentech, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson, Intuitive Surgical, Stryker, Cepheid, Boston Scientific, Varian, Roche, Almac, Pharmacyclics, Allergan, Thermofisher, Medtronic, Stanford University Clinics, Stanford Hospital, and Verily are some of the companies where MPDM students and alumni work.

Success Stories

The MPDM M.S. program can prepare you for a diverse range of careers in biomedical research, help you to qualify for higher-grade positions, and upgrade your earning potential.  Alumni of the MPDM M.S. program have excelled in their chosen careers. The rate of alumni gaining relevant jobs or increased management positions in biopharmaceutical, medical device or in-vitro diagnostics companies has been very high. 

Applying to MPDM

Formal admission is required for the program. You can apply during the spring for admission in the fall semester.

Admission Requirement:

  • 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.

For you to participate and receive credit from online classes at San Jose State University, your state of residence must have a reciprocity agreement in place with CSU. This agreement provides online students with consumer protection. For a complete list of participating states and details on the regulation, please visit