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Non-thesis Based M.S. in
Pharmaceutics (Part-Time) or QA/RA

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About Non-thesis M.S. degree in Pharmaceutics

The non-thesis Master of Science program in Pharmaceutics is offered at Temple's suburban Fort Washington campus, located in the heart of the Delaware Valley's extensive pharmaceutical industry.  This degree is ideal for pharmaceutical employees with a B.S. who need post graduate training to open up career promotional opportunities and become competitive in the highly dynamic arena of the pharmaceutical sciences.

Courses are conveniently scheduled on weeknights and/or weekends throughout the academic year, including some summer sessions.  The program offers flexible entry procedures.   Students may take up to three courses before formally applying to the Master of Science or Certificate Program. Students may complete the 4-course certificate program on their way to the MS.

The non-thesis M.S. in pharmaceutics will be awarded to students who complete a minimum of 36 approved graduate credits including 18 required and 18 elective credits (see Table 5a and Table 5b, repectively).  Students will be given five years to complete the degree. There is no residency requirement.


Note:  The majority of students in the program are professionals employed in the pharmaceutical industry that take courses toward the M.S. degree on a part-time basis.  Consequently, financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships (TAs), research assistantships (RAs), fellowships, and similar support mechanisms are NOT available to students pursuing these non-thesis-based MS degrees.  These financial considerations are especially important for international students who are limited in their ability to work off campus.


About Non-thesis M.S. degree in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA)

From an industry perspective, Temple's QA/RA graduate program plays a significant role in training pharmaceutical company personnel in regulations and quality principles and practices. Not only do our courses fulfill regulatory requirements for training, but they also train individuals to develop regulatory and quality skills for career advancement. Courses are taught by industry experts who have considerable experience in legal, regulatory, quality, and compliance activites in a variety of companies.

The curriculum also emphasizes laws, regulations, quality principles, and practices along with technically based courses to help students understand the science and technology underlying quality control and assurance. Students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credits of approved coursework (see Table 4 for required courses and the QA/RA courses page for elective courses) in the program. No more thank six semester hours of transfer graduate credit can be obtained from other schools, providing the courses of no less than "B" quality were taken within the last eight years. Time limit for completing the degree if five years.


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Contact the Office of Graduate Studies

Prospective students and for admissions, please contact:

Sophon Din, Administrative Assistant




Current graduate students, please contact:

Almira Cutler, Administrative Assistant




Daniel J. Canney, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies





Temple University School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office of Graduate Studies, Suite 528

3307 N. Broad St.,

Philadelphia, PA 19140