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

Gain deep and valuable expertise in the regulatory environment surrounding package inserts, promotional materials, and the $30 billion direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising industry with the Post-Master's certificate in Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions. Designed for graduates of Temple's Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RAQA) master's program, this certificate is ideal for pharmaceutical marketing and compliance professionals who want to bring unparalleled insight to their work.

The post-master's certificate in Labeling, Advertising, and Promotions hones your mastery of this critical industry segment—beyond your master’s degree—with course material that studies global regulations covering

  • labeling development,
  • OTC product promotions, as well as
  • dietary supplements, botanicals and nutraceuticals marketing.

This unique certification is the first specialized academic certificate to focus on regulations governing labeling, advertising, and promotions in the pharmaceutical and related industries.

Classes & Curriculum

All courses for the Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions Post-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 post-master’s certificate program comprises two required courses and two elective courses to meet the 12-credit hour requirement. The required courses are

  • Requirements in Products Labeling and Advertising, and
  • Advanced Topics: Regulation of Advertising and Promotions.

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.

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

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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 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

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


Additional Program Information

Available online.