Applying to 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

Biosimilars and Generic Drugs


 Drug Development Certificate

You may start the Drug Development certificate without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the four courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the four courses, you must formally apply to the Drug Development Certificate to receive it. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process 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. 

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th for September issuance).

If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time the certificates are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 

Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

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 may be permitted 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).

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

Clinical Trial Management Certificate

You may start the Clinical Trial Management Certificate without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the five courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the five courses, you must formally apply to the Clinical Trial Management Certificate to receive it. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process 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. 

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th 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.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 

Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

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 permitted 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).

The certificate must be completed within four 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

You may start the Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the four courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the four courses, you must formally apply to the Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate to receive it. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process 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. 

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th for September issuance). 

If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time the certificates are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 

Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

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

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 may be permitted 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).

Medical Device Certificate

You may start the Medical Device Certificate without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the five courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the five courses, you must formally apply to the Medical Device Certificate to receive it. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:

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. 

1.The application form.

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

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th 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.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

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 permitted 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).

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

GMPs for the 21st Century

You may start the Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the five courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the five courses, you must formally apply to the Certificate in GMPs for the 21st Century. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process 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.

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th for September issuance).

If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time the certificates are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

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.)

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

Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance:  Benefit-Risk Assessment

You may start the Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the five courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the five courses, you must formally apply to the Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment to receive it. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process 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. 

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th for September issuance).

If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time the certificates are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

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 permitted 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.)

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

Biosimilars and Generic Drugs

You may start the Certificate in Biosimilars and Generic Drugs without formally applying. In other words, you do not need to submit an application to get started. You may complete the five courses and then submit your application.

Once you complete the five courses, you must formally apply to the Certificate in Biosimilars and Generic Drugs to receive it. The certificate is not automatically issued when you complete your course work. The application process consists of submitting hard copy of the following items to the QA/RA Office:

1. The Application form.

2. Photocopies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.

3. The Notice of Completion.

These three items must be forwarded to the QA/RA Office by the stipulated deadlines (January 10th for February issuance; May 10th for June issuance; or August 10th for September issuance).

If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next time the certificates are processed. Your certificate will be mailed in late February, late June, or late September.

Completed applications should be submitted to: 
Temple University School of Pharmacy - QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

To check on the status of your certificate, please contact leep1@temple.edu. Please mention which certificate you are applying for.

If you plan to complete the Certificate in Biosimilars and Generic Drugs 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 permitted 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).

Transfer credits are not accepted towards the Certificate in Biosimilars and Generic Drugs.  Students must complete the certificate in four years.

 

Special Note regarding the "posting date in Banner" for all certificates:

 

The successful completion of a certificate is posted on a student's formal academic record (or transcript) at Temple University -- provided that the student formally applied for the certificate and successfully completed the requirements.

 

Certificates are issued three times a year: September, February, and June. Once you have completed the coursework and formally applied by the stated deadlines, you should receive your certificate at the end of those months.

 

Please be aware that it will take approximately 3 to 4 months for the notation of your certificate to appear on your official Temple University transcript. If you received your transcript in September, the notation will appear on your transcript the following January. If you received your certificate in February, the notation will appear on your transcript the following May. And if you received your certificate in June, the notation will appear on your transcript in August.