Applying to QA/RA programs

Master of Science in QA/RA

Certificate Programs

Drug Development Certificate
Clinical Trial Management Certificate
Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate

Medical Device Certificate
GMPs for the 21st Century
Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment

Post-Master's Certificates
Post-Master
's Certificates in Advanced QA/RA
Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Trial Management
Post-Master's Certificate in Medical Devices
Post-Master's Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century
Post Master's Certificate in Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment

Post Master's Certificate in Biopharmaceuticals and Generic Drugs

 


APPLYING TO THE MASTER OF SCIENCE in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

Please start you application by completing the application form and paying the application fee. By doing so, you automatically create an application file, which assures that all of your materials are kept together. This is particularly important for students who may have used different names during their academic history (i.e., a maiden name at an undergraduate school).

You may submit your application on-line (items 1 - 7) or in hard copy form (item 8).

If you submit hard copy, please send it and ALL OTHER APPLICATION MATERIALS to:

QA/RA Graduate Program – attn. Jean Leavitt
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

Questions regarding your application file should be directed to:
Jean Leavitt     267.468.8560    qara2@temple.edu

Questions regarding your final acceptance to the QA/RA MS Program should be directed to:
Graduate Studies Office    215.707.4972    tuspgrad@temple.edu

When you apply for the MS, you are formally applying to the Graduate School of Temple University. The application consists of:

1.      The Application Form: "Apply Yourself" allows you to apply directly on-line and track the status of your application using your self-created password. You must pay the Application Fee ($60 for the on-line application or $65 for the paper application). You may also apply using a hard copy application (see the instructions below).

2.   A signed copy of your CV or resume.

3.    A statement of your professional goals and objectives.

4.     Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools you have attended.

·         Note:  official transcripts must be ordered from a school’s Registrar and bear an official seal.  They must be forwarded by the Registrar’s Office directly to Temple in a sealed envelope.  Sorry, but opened copies of official transcripts are not accepted.

·         Please make sure you include official transcripts for ALL undergraduate schools you attended, even if you just took one course, then transferred to another institution.  If you do not include all transcripts, you will delay your admission to the program.

5.      An official transcript from Temple University for any QA/RA courses you have taken.  Sorry, but OWLnet or photocopies of your Temple transcript are not accepted.  You must submit an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office.

·         Order your official transcript by following the directions at:
http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/secure_area/Transcript/To_bridge.asp

 

·       Current students may also obtain their Temple transcript from OwlNet. Click on the "Academic History" tab (top of page) and then "Official Transcript" (left  side). Standard U.S. mail delivery is $6.00 per transcript plus a $2.25 (single charge) processing fee.  For other delivery options, go to www.temple.edu, click on Academic Records, and follow the procedures for obtaining a transcript. Any transcripts issued from Temple will be stamped, "This Copy Issued to Student" but are considered official, as long as they remain unopened.

 

6.      Two letters of recommendation.  We suggest you include one reference from your direct supervisor who indicates that he/she supports your candidacy in the program.

      These recommendations can be formal letters on company letterhead, or you may use the Graduate School’s standardized form.

7.   GRE scores taken within the past 5 years.  

If you have completed a master’s degree or higher from an accredited US institution of higher learning (college or university) you may submit a letter to Dr. Canney requesting that the GRE requirement be waived. Please note, we cannot accept an email or fax request for waiving the GRE scores. You must write a formal letter and send hard copy to Dr. Canney in the Graduate Studies Office (Temple University School of Pharmacy, 3307 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140). Dr. Canney cannot waive your request, until the Office of Graduate Studies has actual proof that you have completed an advanced degree at an accredited US institution of higher learning. This usually consists of an official transcript from the school you attended, which should state that a diploma was awarded;

If you have taken MCATs, GMATs, or LSATs within the past five years and those scores meet accepted standards, you may submit a letter requesting that the GRE be waived:

  • The current minimum accepted GRE score is 1160 (general test - combined verbal and quantitative).
  • The current minimum accepted GMAT score is 630.
  • The current minimum accepted LSAT score is 160.
  • The current minimum accepted MCAT score is 30 out of 45.

Please note: the correct code for forwarding GRE scores to Temple University’s QA/RA program is 2906 (Temple's Graduate School), department code 0613 (Pharmaceutical Sciences). Make sure you include BOTH codes (2906 AND 0613), or your GRE scores will NOT be forwarded to the correct department, and you may have to pay another $25.00 to have them sent a second time.

The correct code for forwarding GMAT scores to Temple University’s QA/RA program is Code 72S-3T-52 (Fox MBA).

 

8. APPLYING USING THE PAPER APPLICATION
 To access hard copy of the application form and supplemental materials, please:


1.  Go to www.temple.edu and click on “Admissions” in the left column.
2.  Go to the “Graduate” section and click "Download Application"
3.  "How to Apply" opens;  click “Application”
4.  Print the graduate application.  Mail the completed form with your application fee of $65 (payable to Temple University) to:
       Temple University School of Pharmacy
      QA/RA Program
      425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
      Fort Washington, PA  19034.
 
Special note:  The “How to Apply” link contains the "Reference Report for Graduate Study." Complete the top half and forward it to the two individuals from whom you are seeking recommendations.  The link also has a form for ordering academic transcripts:  "Academic Records Form for Graduate Study." Complete that form and forward it to all colleges and institutions of higher learning you have attended.  Temple University transcripts must be ordered from: www.temple.edu/registrar/documents/transcript_form.pdf
 
5.  You must also forward a signed resume and your statement of goals and objectives with your application.  You must also have your GRE (or other acceptable standardized test scores) forwarded to Temple’s Graduate School (code 2906, department code 0613). GMAT scores must be forwarded to Temple’s Graduate School (code 2906, department code 725-3T-52).

 Students with Foreign Academic Credentials:

9. There are additional requirements for students who have received their degrees from foreign schools. For instance, TOEFL (Testing of English as a Foreign Language) scores may be required.

The minimum accepted TOEFL score is:

  • 585 for the paper version (PBT)
  • 230 for the computer version (CBT)
  • 85 for the Internet-based version (IBT).

In addition, your foreign transcripts may need to be evaluated for equivalency by an organization such as WES. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for details: tuspgrad@temple.edu  Also refer to our link on International Students:  http://www.temple.edu/pharmacy_QARA/international.htm .

When ordering your materials from a Credential Evaluation Service such as WES, please stipulate that you need a full report showing all courses taken, the GPA equivalent for the courses taken, and the degree equivalent in the US. If Temple does not receive all of that information, we cannot proceed with your application.

Special Notes on Applying to the MS:

The QA/RA program has rolling admissions.  Applications are reviewed as they come in for the upcoming semester.  Please be aware that applications are not considered by the Admissions Committee until all materials have been received. Once you have submitted your application with all of the supporting documents, please check Apply Yourself to see if the materials have been received and recorded, or call Jean Leavitt (267.468.8560) to verify that your file is complete.  Please do not make the mistake of waiting several months, then finding out that a transcript was never forwarded or someone forgot to submit a letter of recommendation.  The GRE is a required component of your application.  The Graduate School will not review your application if the GRE is missing.

 

Application Deadlines:

                        Fall:                 Complete Applications must be received by July 20.

                        Spring:             Complete Applications must be received by December 1.

                        Summer:          Complete Applications must be received by April 1.

 

International students must submit their entire application at least 3 months before the deadlines stated above.

 

Bringing Transfer Credits into the QA/RA Program:


Temple University permits students to bring a maximum of 6 transfer credits (or two courses) into the MS program, but only under the following circumstances:

1. Requests for transfer credits must be made when the student is applying for matriculation into the QA/RA MS program. Under no circumstances can transfer credits be awarded after a student has been officially admitted into the program or is near completion of the degree.

2. All courses being considered for transfer credits must have been taken within the last five years and be from a fully accredited American college or university. Grades in all courses must be "B" quality or greater.

3. The courses being considered for transfer credits must be identical or very similar to courses currently offered in the QA/RA program. It is the student's responsibility to provide sufficient documentation demonstrating this similarity, including an official course description from the school (in an official school catalogue), a copy of course syllabi (clearly depicting topics covered), and copies of tests or other assignments which demonstrate that the work is equivalent to an MS degree in QA/RA. Without this documentation, the request for transfer credits will be denied.
 

4. Transfer credits cannot be earned from industry workshops or conferences.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


5. Students are permitted to take no more than three courses (or 9 credits) in the QA/RA program before formally applying for admission. QA/RA courses taken before matriculation may be considered "transfer credits" since the student is not officially admitted to the program. Therefore, additional transfer credits will not be considered if the student has taken more than three QA/RA courses.

6. Since the MS in QA/RA is a science-based program focusing on QA and RA practices within the pharmaceutical industry, transfer credits in business are not accepted.

7. The Graduate Studies Committee will review the request for transfer credits, based on the materials provided by the student. If the transfer credits are approved, the Committee will write a formal letter to the student.  The decision of the Committee is final.

 

Waiving Requirements in the MS Program:

A maximum of two required courses may be waived in the QA/RA program, but only if you have completed identical courses in QA/RA at another accredited U.S. institution of higher learning.  You must have achieved a minimum grade of “B” (3.0 grade points) and provide a syllabus and other pertinent course materials, demonstrating that the course is identical to a requirement offered in the QA/RA MS program. Your request for waiving a required course (Drug Development, Food and Drug Law I, GXPs, IND/NDA Submissions, or Quality Audit) must be made when you submit your application for the MS program.  Retroactive requests will not be reviewed or granted. Credit will only be given for academic courses taken within the past five years. The Graduate Studies Committee will send a formal letter indicating whether your request to waive a prerequisite has been formally granted.  Students who wish to take Advanced GMPs in lieu of GMPs must demonstrate that they have a minimum of 5 years of active experience in GMPs.  An oral exam may be administered to demonstrate that the student is familiar with basic GMPs.

 

APPLYING TO CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

 

Drug Development Certificate

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034

To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

You do not need to submit an application form before you start taking courses. You may simply complete the four required courses and then submit your application.

If you plan to complete the Drug Development Certificate and then apply for the MS in QA/RA, you must submit an MS application as you start your fourth course and complete the MS application by the time you finish that fourth course. By doing so, you will be able to take a fifth course and have those credits apply to the MS (but only if all of your application materials are submitted and it appears you will be accepted into the program.)

You must formally apply to the Drug Development Certificate to receive the certificate.  This consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:

1. The application form:

2. Photocopies of transcripts from any universities/colleges previously attended. 

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. When you have finished the required courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Drug Development Certificate.

 

Clinical Trial Management Certificate

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034

To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

You do not need to submit an application form before you start taking courses. You may simply complete the five required courses and then submit your application. 

If you plan to complete the Clinical Trial Management Certificate and then apply for the MS in QA/RA, you must submit an MS application as you start your fourth course and complete the MS application by the time you finish that fourth course. By doing so, you will be able to take a fifth course and have those credits apply to the MS (but only if all of your application materials are submitted and it appears you will be accepted into the program.)

You must formally apply to the Clinical Trial Management Certificate to receive the certificate.  This consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:

1. The application form

2. Photocopies of transcripts from any universities/colleges previously attended. 

The certificate is not automatically sent to you upon completion of your course work.

After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance).  Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed.  Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years.  Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Clinical Trial Management Certificate.

Substituting Courses:

This certificate was designed by faculty who are actively involved in clinical trials at pharmaceutical companies and health care settings.  They selected the courses they felt best meet the needs of professionals in the industry.  The five courses are required.  Substitutions are not permitted.

 

Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034

To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

You do not need to submit an application form before you start taking courses. You may simply complete the four required courses and then submit your application. 

If you plan to complete the Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate and then apply for the MS in QA/RA, you must submit an MS application as you start your fourth course and complete the MS application by the time you finish that fourth course. By doing so, you will be able to take a fifth course and have those credits apply to the MS (but only if all of your application materials are submitted and it appears you will be accepted into the program.)

You must formally apply to the Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate to receive the certificate.  This consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:

1. The application form:

2. Photocopies of transcripts from any universities/colleges previously attended. 

The certificate is not automatically sent to you upon completion of your course work.

After you have finished the four required courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadlines (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance).  Otherwise you must until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years.  Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate. 

 

Medical Device Certificate

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034

To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

You do not need to submit an application form before you start taking courses. You may simply complete the four required courses and then submit your application. 

If you plan to complete the Medical Device Certificate and then apply for the MS in QA/RA, you must submit an MS application as you start your fourth course, and you must complete the MS application by the time you finish that fourth course.  By doing so, you will be able to take a fifth course and have those credits apply to the MS (but only if all of your application materials are submitted, and it appears you will be accepted into the program.)

You must formally apply to the Medical Device Certificate to receive the certificate.  This consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:

1.The application form

2. Photocopies of transcripts from any universities/colleges previously attended. 

The certificate is not automatically sent to you upon completion of your course work. After you have finished the four courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadlines (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years.  Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Medical Device Certificate.

 

GMPs for the 21st Century
Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034
To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at
gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

You do not need to submit an application form before you start taking courses. You may simply complete the five required courses and then submit your application. 

If you plan to complete the Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century and then apply for the MS in QA/RA, you must submit an MS application as you start your fourth course and complete the MS application by the time you finish that fourth course. By doing so, you will be able to take a fifth course and have those credits apply to the MS (but only if all of your application materials are submitted and it appears you will be accepted into the program.)

You must formally apply to the Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century to receive the certificate.  This consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:


1. The application form

2. Photocopies of transcripts from any universities/colleges previously attended.

The certificate is not automatically sent to you upon completion of your course work. After you have finished the five required courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance).  Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed.  Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years.  Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century.

 

Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment
Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034
To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

You do not need to submit an application form before you start taking courses. You may simply complete the five required courses and then submit your application. 

If you plan to complete the Certificate in Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment and then apply for the MS in QA/RA, you must submit an MS application as you start your fourth course and complete the MS application by the time you finish that fourth course. By doing so, you will be able to take a fifth course and have those credits apply to the MS (but only if all of your application materials are submitted and it appears you will be accepted into the program.)

You must formally apply to the Certificate in Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment  to receive the certificate.  This consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:
1.  The application form

2. Photocopies of transcripts from any universities/colleges previously attended. 

The certificate is not automatically sent to you upon completion of your course work. After you have finished the five required courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance).  If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time the certificates are issued. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Certificate in Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment. Students must complete the certificate in four years.

 

Post Master's Certificates in Advanced QA/RA

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034

To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Jean Leavitt at qara2@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

 These programs are open only to graduates of Temple’s MS in QA/RA or to graduates of other master’s programs by special permission only.

Temple MS Students:  Once you receive your MS from Temple, your academic file is technically “closed” by the University.  If you wish to continue in the Post MS Certificates, you must formally apply before taking any courses (otherwise a “lock” is on your academic file and our staff cannot register you).

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office of Temple University’s School of Pharmacy.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 

QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work.
After you have finished the four courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadlines (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificates.

Master’s Students from Other Schools:  please write a letter of request to the Assistant Dean (QA/RA Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175, Fort Washington, PA 19034), indicating which courses you would like to pursue in the certificate and explaining your experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  You must include a copy of your resume and photocopies of your graduate transcripts.  Formal permission to pursue the Post Master's Certificate in Advanced QA or RA must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Advanced Certificate program.  The student must have sufficient industry experience and familiarity with basic QA/RA tenets to pursue a Post Master's Certificate.  Five courses will be required for the certificate and must be approved in advance.

To apply, you must send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office.  You must also include copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all schools you have attended, plus a copy of your resume.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the final course, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for Feburary issuance, May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late Febuary, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Post-Master's Certificates.

 

Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Trial Management
This program is open only to graduates of Temple’s MS in QA/RA.

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034
To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Jean Leavitt at qara2@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

Temple MS Students:  Once you receive your MS from Temple, your academic file is technically “closed” by the University.  If you wish to continue in the Post MS in Clinical Trial Management, you must formally apply before taking any courses (otherwise a “lock” is on your academic file and our staff cannot register you).

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office of Temple University’s School of Pharmacy.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the four courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for Feburary issuance; May 15th for June issuance; orAugust 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Trial Management.

Post Master’s Certificate in Medical Devices
This program is open only to graduates of Temple’s MS in QA/RA or to graduates of other master’s programs by special permission only.

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034
To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Jean Leavitt at qara2@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

Temple MS Students:  Once you receive your MS from Temple, your academic file is technically “closed” by the University.  If you wish to continue in the Post Master’s Certificate in Medical Devices, you must formally apply before taking any courses (otherwise a “lock” is on your academic file and our staff cannot register you).

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office of Temple University’s School of Pharmacy.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program

425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the four courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance).
Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late June, late September, or late February.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Post-Master’s Certificate in Medical Devices.

Master’s Students from Other Schools:  please write a letter of request to the Assistant Dean (QA/RA Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175, Fort Washington, PA 19034), indicating that you wish to pursue the Post-Master’s Certificate in Medical Devices and which courses you intend to pursue.  Formal permission must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Post-Master's Certificate in Medical Devices. 

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office.  You must also include copies of graduate transcripts from all other schools you have attended, plus a copy of your resume.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the final course, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance; May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in Medical Devices.

Post Master's Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century
This program is open to graduates of Temple’s MS in QA/RA and graduates of other master’s programs.

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034
To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Grace Dean at gmdean@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

Temple MS Students:  Once you receive your MS from Temple, your academic file is technically “closed” by the University.  If you wish to continue in the Post Master’s in GMPs for the 21st Century, you must formally apply before taking any courses (otherwise a “lock” is on your academic file and our staff cannot register you).

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office of Temple University’s School of Pharmacy.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance, May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century.

Master’s Students from Other Schools:  please write a letter of request to the Assistant Dean (QA/RA Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175, Fort Washington, PA 19034), indicating that you wish to pursue the Post-Master’s Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century.  Formal permission to pursue the certificate must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Certificate. 

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office.  You must also include copies of graduate transcripts from all other schools you have attended, plus a copy of your resume.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance, May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century.

Post Master's Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment
This program is open to graduates of Temple’s MS in QA/RA and graduates of other master’s programs.

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034
To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Jean Leavitt at qara2@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

Temple MS Students:  Once you receive your MS from Temple, your academic file is technically “closed” by the University.  If you wish to continue in the Post Master’s in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment, you must formally apply before taking any courses (otherwise a “lock” is on your academic file and our staff cannot register you).

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office of Temple University’s School of Pharmacy.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance, May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within four years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment.

Master’s Students from Other Schools:  please write a letter of request to the Assistant Dean (QA/RA Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175, Fort Washington, PA 19034), indicating that you wish to pursue the Post-Master’s Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment.  Formal permission to pursue the Post Master's Certificate must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Post-Master's Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment. 

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office.  You must also include copies of graduate transcripts from all other schools you have attended, plus a copy of your resume.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance, May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within four years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment.

Post Master's Certificate in Biopharmaceuticals and Generic Drugs

Send your application to:  QA/RA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175, Fort Washington, PA  19034

To check on the status of your Certificate, please contact Ms. Jean Leavitt at qara2@temple.edu. Please mention which Certificate you are applying for.

 These programs are open only to graduates of Temple’s MS in QA/RA or to graduates of other master’s programs by special permission only.

Temple MS Students:  Once you receive your MS from Temple, your academic file is technically “closed” by the University.  If you wish to continue in the Post MS Certificates, you must formally apply before taking any courses (otherwise a “lock” is on your academic file and our staff cannot register you).

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office of Temple University’s School of Pharmacy:

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance, May 15th for June issuance; orAugust 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in Biopharmaceuticals and Generic Drugs.

Master’s Students from Other Schools:  please write a letter of request to the Assistant Dean (QA/RA Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175, Fort Washington, PA 19034), indicating which courses you would like to pursue in the certificate and explaining your experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  You must include a copy of your resume and copies of your graduate transcripts.  Formal permission to pursue the Post Master's Certificate in Biopharmaceuticals and Generic Drugs must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the program.  The student must have sufficient industry experience and familiarity with basic QA/RA tenets to pursue the Post-Master's Certificate.  Five courses are required.

To apply, you simply need to send hard copy of your application form to the QA/RA Office.  You must also include copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all other schools you have attended, plus a copy of your resume.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA  19034

The certificate is not automatically sent to you when you complete your course work. After you have finished the five courses, you must forward the Notice of Completion by the stipulated deadline (January 15th for February issuance, May 15th for June issuance; or August 20th for September issuance). Otherwise you must wait until the next time they are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

The certificate must be completed within three years. Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Advanced Certificate in Biopharmaceuticals and Generic Drugs.