Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate

The Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate in Temple’s School of Pharmacy hones your knowledge of food safety laws and best practices. Changes to food safety regulations over the past ten years have led to stricter requirements for production and distribution. You’ll understand these reforms and the key regulatory agencies that enforce them. This pre- and post-master’s certificate is designed to complement your existing career or career goals in the food, food medicine or nutritional products industries, and it is ideal for working professionals seeking part-time coursework.  

The nine-credit certificate program is offered through the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RAQA) graduate program. Classes take place in-person at Temple’s Fort Washington campus, just 20 miles from Temple’s Main Campus. This certificate can be completed pre- or post-master’s, and students working toward the pre-master’s certificate can apply their credits toward the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.

The Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate provides a strong foundation in

  • good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and preventive control and hazard/risk analysis;
  • the legal and regulatory requirements involved in a food company's processing activities;
  • the roles, responsibilities and missions of U.S. regulatory agencies; and
  • understanding new regulatory and quality trends and developments in the industry.

Classes & Curriculum

The Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate is only available part-time, giving you the flexibility to take classes while working full-time. You’ll have two years to take the three required classes, which are

  • Food Law,
  • Food Labeling and Regulatory Affairs and
  • Food Good Manufacturing Practices.

Students who have completed the MS in RAQA are eligible for the Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate. Students who are earning the post-master’s certificate and who took any of the required courses during the completion of the RAQA MS can replace these courses with Regulation of Dietary Supplements, Botanicals and Nutraceuticals.

Students in the pre-master’s certificate program may be able to count their credits toward the RAQA MS.

Learn more about the Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate curriculum.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full or part time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,072.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,358.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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