Application Deadlines

A new cohort for the Master of Science in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs starts every autumn. The application deadline is April 15. After that date, applications will be considered on a space-available basis until September 10.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline, health sciences, engineering or law from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 graded semester credits or the last 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

At least one year of professional experience in the medical products industry and previous course work in basic statistics and/or writing is strongly recommended.

Required Application Materials

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university where you earned academic credit
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (if English is not your native language)

Note: GRE scores are not required.

Application Steps

To apply to the MS in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs program. please submit your application online through the UW Graduate School application website. We recommend you begin your application early, because multiple steps are required.

Step One: Prepare to Apply

Get transcripts from each college or university where you earned academic credit. Download unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies.

Find people who will write letters of recommendation for you. Three letters of recommendation are needed to apply. Consider getting recommendations from current or former employers, supervisors or teachers. Make sure you choose people who can speak to your potential for a career in regulatory affairs. You will need your recommenders' email addresses for the Graduate School application.

Update your resume or curriculum vitae.

Write your statement of purpose. In a one- to two-page statement of purpose, describe why you are interested in our program. Make sure the statement demonstrates your writing skills.

Step Two: Apply Online

Start your online application to the UW Graduate School. You can save your application and come back to it any time to continue working on it.

Select "Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (MS)" for the program name.

Upload all required documents.

Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Each of these people will be sent an email directing them to a secure website where they will submit their letters.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee.

Applications are reviewed by an admissions committee that includes the program director, practicum director and select members of the program faculty and staff. At the discretion of the committee, an applicant may be asked to be interviewed over the phone or in person.

You can check on the status of your application at any time by logging into the application page.

International Students

International applicants must meet all application requirements for the program. You are considered an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, immigrant or green card holder. International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. Note: We are currently unable to accept any applicant who will require an F-1 visa. For more information, see the UW Graduate School's International Applicant Information page.

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. Our program requires a higher TOEFL score than the UW Graduate School does. We require a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100, with high marks in all components of the score. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential for regulatory affairs professionals.


April 15, 2017
Application Deadline

September 10, 2017
Space-Available Deadline


We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the UW Master of Science in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs.