Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program of Temple University School of Pharmacy
If you are working full-time, we suggest you start the program with just one course. After you have gotten used to returning to school, you may wish to increase your course load to two courses per semester.
It is possible to pursue our program as a full-time basis, which means taking 3 or more courses per semester.
First Time Registration:
How do you get started in the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program? You simply need to register for a course -- you do NOT need to apply formally to a certificate program or the MS.
To register, you must submit the correct registration form AND a state residency form. These forms are available below. (They are also found under FORMs and are posted on the Schedule of Classes.) You may also obtain these forms by calling our Office at 267.468.8560.
If you are registering for an Online course, we also require photocopies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, a signed copy of your current resume, plus a recent photograph of you. International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores and a photocopy of a WES report. Online courses require a special registration form which includes a proctoring agreement form (see below). We cannot process a registration for an Online course until you submit the correct form.
All registrations are processed on a first-come/first-served basis, so it’s to your advantage to register early to assure your spot in a course. The Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance staff will call you if there is a problem with your registration (for instance, if all of your paperwork wasn't received) or if a class is already full. We will also email you a confirmation when your registration has been processed.
Generally we do not process registration forms until shortly before classes begin. Generally fall tuition bills are due in mid-October; spring tuition bills are due in mid-February. Summer tuition is usually due 2 to 3 weeks after registrations are processed in Temple's Banner system.
Temple provides electronic tuition bills. You will not receive a hard copy statement in the mail; instead, you will receive a message on your TUmail account that your tuition statement is available and a stipulated due date. (If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late fee.)
We encourage new students to attend our Open House events. These 1/2 hour information sessions provide invaluable important information about the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program. Please take the time to participate, so you know which courses to take and how to navigate our program.
Continuing students should fax (267.468.8565) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) registration forms to the RA and QA Office. Make sure you use the correct form. There are different forms for traditional classroom courses and Online courses. (See below.)
Fall and spring courses are offered one night per week over a fifteen-week semester. All classes meet for a total of 36 hours; depending upon the instructor's preference, courses may meet 10 times for 3 ½ hours, 12 times for 3 hours, or 14 times for 2 ½ hours. Classes start anytime after 4:30 pm.
Weekend courses are scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays. The M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance can be completed entirely through weekend or weeknight courses. Students are welcome to take courses from either grid, mixing one weekend course with a weeknight one.
Summer sessions begin in May and run through August. Required and elective courses are scheduled each summer, enabling students to start the program any time of year. All summer classes are scheduled to meet for 36 hours.
Registration Form (Traditional Classroom Courses)
Registration Form (Online Courses)
State Residency Form
Tuition & Fees
Drop/Add Policy for Courses
If you have completed 9 credits in the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program, please submit the Non-Matriculated Graduate Student Waiver Form to the RAQA Office. Sorry, but you cannot take any additional courses beyond the 9 credit limit unless you complete this form.
Non-Matriculated Graduate Student Waiver (pdf)