Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Master of Science

Gain the knowledge and skills needed for supervisory and managerial roles in the biosimilars, biotechnology, device, generics, pharmaceutical and related industries. The Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Master of Science (RAQA MS) provides a selection of more than 80 courses that are offered on weekends and in the evenings, both on campus and online.

Courses will expose you to developments in the pharmaceutical industry, from current quality assurance practices to the latest trends in domestic and global regulation. Gain a greater understanding of benefit-risk assessment, data mining, and the complexities of blending pharmaceutical and regulatory science on a global scale. The curriculum is refreshed with new courses on a regular basis to keep up with industry trends.

All faculty members are active practitioners in the pharmaceutical industry, some serving as members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Learning from these instructors, you’ll broaden your knowledge of current practice and prepare to enact updated regulation and quality assurance measures in your career.

The RAQA MS is designed for students in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. Some are just starting their careers, while others have been involved in the industry for decades. This range of student experience leads to engaging discussions both in and outside the classroom, giving you the opportunity to learn from your peers. The mixture of newcomers to the pharmaceutical industry and veteran players also provides expanded networking opportunities.

Online and Flexible Hours

You may complete the RAQA MS program entirely online. Online classes use a synchronous platform, allowing you to interact in real time with classmates and professors. This preserves the dialogue critical to understanding quality and regulatory principles while giving you the convenience and flexibility of online classes. Online classes are taught by the same instructors as the in-person classes in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

If you choose to take in-person classes, you may start or finish the program in any semester. Weeknight and weekend courses add flexibility for working professionals.

Classes & Curriculum

The curriculum facilitates interdisciplinary coursework with pharmaceutical science and technology. You’ll study with faculty members who specialize in quality assurance and regulatory affairs, as well as areas such as

  • auditing,
  • clinical trial management and operations,
  • global regulation,
  • manufacturing, and
  • pharmaceutical labeling and advertising.

This program does not require a thesis. See a full list of required and elective courses.

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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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