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Mount St. Mary's to offer new program at Frederick campus

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By Allen Etzler | November 21, 2017

Mount St. Mary's University is set to offer a quality assurance and regulatory science graduate certificate program at its Frederick campus starting in July 2018.

The certificate program will be the only one of its kind in Maryland, according to a news release from the university.

The program is designed for scientists and other professionals in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries, and trains participants in the areas of quality assurance, risk assessment, quality control and regulatory compliance from a global perspective.

“We’re excited to offer this certificate program to benefit the Maryland-Northern Virginia biotechnology hub,” said Carol Rinkoff, dean of Graduate, Continuing and Professional Studies, in a news release. “This concentrated program of five eight-week courses will allow students to certify that they have gained focused expertise in less than a year.”

By 2024, Maryland is expected to need 11 percent more quality inspectors and 16 percent more compliance officers, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which showed a need for the program.

The program joins the Master of Biotechnology and Management as the second graduate program in science being offered at Mount St. Mary's. The two programs are among more than 20 graduate and adult programs designed for working adults hosted at the Frederick campus, the news release stated.

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