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Description Of Our Publications


Program Guide:

This publication is the most comprehensive description of the Masterís of Science in QA/RA, listing program requirements, course descriptions, testimonials from graduates, our mission statement and FAQ. 

Application Packet for the Master’s of Science in QA/RA
Weíre happy to send you a hard copy of Templeís Graduate School Application. Please be aware that you may also apply on-line: click here.

Invitation to our next Open House:
We hold Open Houses at Temple University Fort Washington several times a year. These events include an overview of the program, including how to apply and register for courses. Youíll enjoy refreshments while your learn about our curriculum and various programs. You can also register for the upcoming semester. For the dates of our next Open Houses, please  check our Open House link.

Drug Development Certificate Program
This four-course certificate program provides students with an overview of the drug development process, including drug discovery, regulations affecting the industry, good practices (GXPs), and current issues. Students will receive a Letter of Completion and a certificate after successfully completing the required courses. Students have the option of applying credits earned in the Drug Development Certificate towards the M.S. in QA/RA, if they are accepted as matriculated students in the QA/RA masterís program.

Certificate in Basic Pharmaceutical Development (for MBAs only):
This four-course certificate is specifically designed for students already holding an MBA who may wish to enter or switch careers in the pharmaceutical industry.  It introduces MBAs to the terminology and current concerns of the regulated pharmaceutical industry, while focusing on courses that pertain directly to pharmaceutical business. Students have the option of applying credits earned in the Basic Pharmaceutical Development Certificate towards the M.S. in QA/RA, if they are accepted as matriculated students in the QA/RA masterís program.

Clinical Trial Management Certificate:
This 5-course certificate program is designed for pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals who are interested or already participate in all aspects of clinical trials.  It is particularly popular with students who wish to focus on Regulation Affairs, since it provides the tools and information needed to design, conduct and audit clinical trails of pharmaceuticals.  The courses emphasize protocol development, volunteer informed consent, study management, and the role and responsibilities of Institutional Review Boards. Students have the option of applying credits earned in the Clinical Trial Management Certificate towards the M.S. in QA/RA, if they are accepted as matriculated students in the QA/RA masterís program.

Medical Device Certificate:
The five-course Medical Device Certificate enables students to receive specific training in the medical device field, familiarizing them with its domestic and global regulations. All courses provide hands-on application of regulations and quality practices. RA professionals from either the pharmaceutical industry or the medical device industry can deepen their understanding by studying the similarities and differences in pharmaceutical and medical device regulations. Students have the option of applying credits earned in the Medical Device Certificate towards the M.S. in QA/RA, if they are accepted as matriculated students in the QA/RA masterís program.

Post-Master’s Certificates in QA and RA
We continue to develop new electives in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance every year.  Many of our graduates wish to continue taking courses to keep up with changes in the industry, enhance their professional knowledge, or to maintain regulatory requirements for training.   The Post-Masterís Certificates in QA and RA enable students to take any four electives beyond the MS and receive official recognition for their coursework.  The program is only open to students who already received the MS in QA/RA from Temple University.

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