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Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
Since its establishment in 1968, Temple University's Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance program has played a significant role in training pharmaceutical company personnel in regulations and quality principles and practices.


Program Overview

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance courses at Temple University meet the career requirements of professionals in the pharmaceutical and related industries. The program provides students with a broad knowledge of the industry, fostering their professional development and preparing them for supervisory and managerial positions.

Ranking: Temple's master's degree in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance is widely recognized as the oldest, most comprehensive, and most respected academic program of its type in the world.

Areas of Specialization: This is a non-thesis M.S. program. Faculty members are specialists in many areas, such as auditing; clinical trial management and operations; global regulation; IND/NDA submissions; manufacturing; pharmaceutical, food, and device law; pharmaceutical labeling and advertising; quality assurance; regulatory affairs; and validation.

Job Prospects: Students find positions in all areas of the pharmaceutical industry, including big Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and generic companies, biotechnology, clinical research organizations, and medical devices and packaging. Employment is also found with government agencies, including the FDA, and healthcare providers.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Drug Development
  • Quality Audit
  • Investigational New Drug/New Drug Application Submissions
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Good Laboratory Practices
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Advanced Good Manufacturing Practices - Defining "c"
  • Good Clinical Practices

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      The M.S. is offered in its entirety on evenings and weekends at Fort Washington.

    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekend
    • Duration description

      Students complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1358 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1358 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1358 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1358 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    1072 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1072 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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