David Brickett

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program of Temple University School of Pharmacy


Applying for a Leave of Absence from the MS in RAQA


If you are a matriculated student in the RAQA master's program (which means you have applied and been accepted into the MS degree program), you are expected to take one course every fall and every spring until you graduate.

If you need to take a semester or more off (due to work obligations, family emergencies, relocation or extensive travel, etc.), you should apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) with the Graduate School. That ensures that you remain a matriculated student during your absence and will not need to reapply for admission when you return to your studies. The University calculates a LOA by semester (based on Fall and Spring semesters only), and requires students to pay a $25.00 fee for each fall or spring semester they are unable to take courses.

If a student misses more than one semester and does not apply for a LOA, the student will have to submit a new application to the MS when he or she decides to return to the program.


Step-by-step directions for applying to a Leave of Absence:
1. Log in to the TUportal.

2. Click Enrollment Services under the TUapplications heading.

3. Click Services.

4. Click Leave of Absence.

5. Complete and submit the form.

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