Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions Pre-Master’s Graduate Certificate

Become an expert on the regulations that govern all aspects of pharmaceutical packaging and marketing with the Pre-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions in Temple’s School of Pharmacy. This part-time certificate program emphasizes U.S. and global requirements for information included in pharmaceutical package inserts, such as drug product descriptions and dosage information, as well as how these complex requirements extend to advertising and promotions.

You’ll take 15-credit hours of graduate-level coursework tailored to help meet your professional goals, whether you currently work in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries, or if you seek new opportunities in these industries. You’ll also understand and be prepared to stay abreast of evolving industry issues and regulatory requirements.

The Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions Graduate Certificate curriculum hones your knowledge of regulations that impact

  • food and drug distribution and marketing;
  • non-prescription healthcare products and dietary supplements;
  • print, television and web advertising; and
  • product labeling.

Students who earn the Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions Pre-Master’s Graduate Certificate can apply their credits toward the Master of Science in in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, once they’ve been admitted to the School of Pharmacy’s master’s program.

Classes & Curriculum

All courses for the Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions Pre-Master’s Graduate Certificate take place at Temple’s Fort Washington location. While some courses are available online, most take place in person at night and on weekends to accommodate your schedule.

The pre-master’s certificate program comprises three required courses and one elective course to meet the 15-credit hour requirement. The required courses are

  • Food and Drug Law,
  • Regulation of Advertising and Promotions, and
  • Requirements for Product Labeling and Advertising.

You’ll choose from multiple elective course options, including

  • Advanced Topics in Labeling Development,
  • Global Labeling Regulation,
  • Regulation of Dietary Supplements, Botanicals and Nutraceuticals, and
  • Regulation of Non-Prescription Healthcare Products.

If you choose to pursue the MS in RAQA, you can apply some of your credits toward the MS. Students may only complete one pre-master’s certificate before entering the MS in RAQA program.

Learn more about the Pre-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions curriculum.

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Careers

The Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions Graduate Certificate is ideal for those who are currently seeking or working in professional careers including

  • clinical supplies project management,
  • clinical packaging operations management,
  • global labeling management,
  • labeling and packaging,
  • material operations biotechnology,
  • medical writing,
  • packaging strategy and
  • regulatory affairs.

Career Opportunities 

Alumni and current students of the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program can join the job postings listserv to gain access to current career opportunities.

Career Night
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance hosts an annual career night for students to meet with representatives from at least a dozen actively hiring companies. The evening features presentations on topics for breaking into the industry and gaining employment, such as interviewing tips and resume writing.

Students are also encouraged to speak with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance faculty about their professional goals and ambitions.

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 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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