Biomedical Writing Program, Regulatory Writing and Marketing Writing Certificates

Now more than ever, professionals with medical writing expertise in regulatory writing and promotional writing are in demand. Where better to get the education you need to be a medical writer than the first institution to develop and award a degree in biomedical writing? We offer the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Writing
  • Certificate in Marketing Writing
  • Certificate in Regulatory Writing

Our 100% online programs are designed to accommodate the working professional. Online classes enable you to learn on a flexible schedule, and small course sizes allow you to receive individual attention. The certificate programs can be completed in just two semesters (roughly eight months) of part-time study.

The programs teach you the skills to organize and communicate clinical data results with clarity and cover a broad range of material, from documentation for clinical trials to publication planning and regulated pharmaceutical promotion. If you already have clinical or pharmaceutical experience and wish to change career directions, our certificate programs allow you to focus on the essential skills required for marketing communications or regulatory writing.

Pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and professional journals all seek qualified medical writers. The biomedical writing programs at Mayes College can help you take advantage of these opportunities. Some of our alumni have gone on to work as:

  • medical writing directors
  • director of outcomes research
  • full and part-time freelance medical writers
  • and many other positions both within large companies and as owners of their own companies

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Katheen Mayes Graduate Fellowship

Prospective students are eligible for the Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship. Click here for more information.

Leon Leopold Benau Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a Master’s student or students in good academic standing and in financial need in the Biomedical Writing program; to cover the cost of one credit either to graduate or for life/qualifying test credit in the program. For more information about this scholarship please contact the d [dot] benau [at] usciences [dot] edu (subject: Inquiry about Leon Leopold Benau Scholarship program) (Biomedical Writing Program Director).

Graduate Assistant positions

More details are available on this site.  Assignments for a graduate assistant within the Biomedical Writing program are determined by the program director. Past graduate assistants have worked projects pertaining to social media or were offered positions as a graduate tutor within the Writing Center.

Professional Association Discounts

Tuition discount are available for members of the  American Medical Writers Association and Drug Information Association.

More Information

If you would like further information on how to finance your degree, staff within the Financial Aid office are available to discuss the options available to graduate students. Information specific to graduate students is also available here.

Application Dates

Domestic Students

  • Fall deadline is August 1
  • Spring deadline is December 1
  • Summer deadline is April 1

International Students

  • Fall deadline is March 1
  • Spring deadline is October 1
  • Summer deadline is March 1