The Graduate Certificate - food regulatory affairs and quality assurance from Temple University is also designed for individuals working in Philadelphia's large food industry so they can earn credentials in this highly important and rapidly expanding field. As the name "Food and Drug Administration" (FDA) implies, numerous parallels exist between the regulations and quality practices of drug and food products. Since the 1990s, employees from Philadelphia's food industry have been engaged in the RAQA graduate program, either taking individual courses or pursuing the M.S. degree. Then, in 2011, the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) encompassed some of the most sweeping reforms in food safety laws in more than 70 years, shifting the focus of food safety from responding to contamination to preventing it.
Those completing the certificate gain the knowledge and skills to prepare them to address the laws and regulations set forth in FSMA. Graduates are at an advantage when pursuing an FDA career in food inspection or employment with food manufacturers. They are also prepared to work with the medical foods of the RAQA industry, such as baby formula, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and vitamins.
- Special Topics in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
- Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
- Statistical Quality Control
- Global Biopharmaceutical Industry
- Drug Development
- 24 months
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DisciplinesFood Sciences View 215 other Masters in Food Sciences in United States
Master's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants completing the certificate program to earn a post-master's certificate must hold a master's degree in a Pharmacy-related field.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants completing the certificate program to earn a post-baccalaureate certificate must hold a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or a health-related discipline.
International4972 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 24 months.
National4972 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State4360 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 969 USD per credit during 24 months.
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