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Seton Hall Law Online Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance - Class Begins January 23, 2011

Posted Dec 25 2010 11:02am

The Online Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance is a non-degree program designed for individuals who seek in-depth knowledge about legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.  Taught exclusively online, it offers students a targeted immersion in key substantive issues along with the practical skills necessary to research and communicate effectively about the law.  It is an intensive program geared to students who want to cover a significant amount of material in a relatively short period of time.

The Online Graduate Certificate is open to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.  It is specifically designed to meet the needs of mid- to senior-level professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, but highly motivated students from other backgrounds are also welcome to apply.  It is not necessary to have prior academic or work experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries in order to do well in the program.

Many professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are eager to learn about the legal aspects of their professions but cannot realistically commit to spending time attending live classes on a set schedule.  Online education offers the ideal solution because students can do their coursework at any time that is convenient for them, day or night.  In addition, many students find that they enjoy the interactivity and individualized feedback available through an online educational experience.

Seton Hall Law School has specialized in health law for more than a decade, and its health law program is consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  The Law School’s health law faculty specialize in a wide range of health law topics, including healthcare organizations, nonprofit governance, healthcare financing, healthcare fraud and abuse, food and drug law, research with human subjects, genetics and the law, public health law, and bioethics.  In addition to training future lawyers, Seton Hall Law offers a  Master’s of Science in Jurisprudence degree for individuals working in the health care industry, as well as an innovative  compliance certification program for pharmaceutical and medical device professionals.  Seton Hall Law is also a center for scholarship and public policy development related to health care, particularly through its Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy , whose mission is to foster informed dialogue among policymakers, consumer advocates, the medical profession, and industry.

Seton Hall and its online programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools .  Seton Hall is a member of the Sloan Asynchronous Learning Network Consortium , an association of accredited institutions offering online degree or certificate programs committed to quality distance education, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense’s education network of Defense Activity for meeting military requirements for Non-Traditional Education Support (” DANTES “).

Seton Hall is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (”ABA”), although, in accordance with Standard 308 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools, the ABA does not approve any law school program other than the first degree in law (JD).  Thus, the ABA accreditation does not extend to any program offered by the Law School other than the JD degree.

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