Medical Device Certificate

Gain specialized training in the medical device field and learn domestic and global regulations with the pre-master’s Medical Device Certificate in Temple’s School of Pharmacy. Regulatory affairs professionals, from either the medical device or pharmaceutical industries, can stregthen their knowledge by studying the differences and similarities in medical device and pharmaceutical regulations.

Increasingly, medical device and pharmaceutical companies develop combination products that contain both a device and a drug component, including antibiotic bone cement, drug-coated stents and refilled drug delivery devices. Companies also market diagnostic and medical devices through device divisions or subsidiaries, such as in-vitro diagnostic instruments and regiments, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] systems, and surgical sponge.

In this five-course program, you’ll learn hands-on applications of regulations and quality practices. You can earn the Medical Device Certificate on a full- or part-time basis.

Classes & Curriculum

In this 15-credit hour certificate, you will choose one elective and take four required courses, including    

  • Food and Drug Law;
  • Global Medical Device Regulation;
  • Regulation of Medical Devices: Compliance; and
  • Regulation of Medical Devices: Submissions.

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Related Graduate Degrees

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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.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate 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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