Master of Science in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations

Monitor and test drugs for efficacy and safety standards before and after entering the consumer market with the the Master of Science in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations in Temple’s School of Pharmacy. Tailored for current and graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students, you’ll have five years as a part- or full-time student to earn the the interdisciplinary degree on campus and/or online. As a graduate, you’ll be able to pursue a number of career roles in the global marketplace, including clinical trial or safety management and research administration.

While the program explores two separate disciplines, clinical trials and pharmacovigilance—also known as drug safety—are closely related fields. Where specialists design clinical trials to create effective and safe drugs for the public, drug safety specialists are there for continued assurance of product quality and often perform clinical re-trials to address possible hazards. In recent years, pharmacovigilance practices have increasingly been implemented in tandem with clinical trials, in order to better access benefits and risk factors of products under development and on the market.   

Following the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum, you’ll learn the analytical and managerial skills needed to oversee clinical trials, review clinical trial or post-marketing safety data, and supervise record keeping. Through courses on campus and/or online, you’ll learn the concepts and importance behind Benefit-Risk Assessments of healthcare products, data collection, data mining, inspection preparations, regulations, statistics and quality management systems. Upon successful completion of the program, degree recipients may also apply for the certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment.

Classes & Curriculum

In this 30-credit-hour program, some of your courses will include

  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Drug Development;
  • Good Clinical Practices
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Operations;  and
  • Pharmacoepidemiology.

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Delivery Method

The Master of Science in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance, Master of Science Non-Thesis in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and most certificates can be completed in-person at Temple’s Fort Washington location or online. The Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program offers more than 60 elective courses online.

Online courses in the RAQA program are offered in real time. You’ll participate in classes each week at a specific time, watching live lectures given by your instructor through interactive platforms. This format enables you to interact with other professionals across the country and world.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science 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 2020–2021 academic year.

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

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