M.S. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA)

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

Rolling Admissions: Apply by July 1 (Fall), Nov 1 (Spring), March 15 (Summer)

The Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA) Master’s of Science degree is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical and related industries.  The curriculum blends regulatory science with quality practices, teaching students how to interpret and apply the latest domestic and global regulations in their current industry career.

Most QA/RA students work full time, so many pursue the M.S. in QA/RA on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses per term, conveniently scheduled on weeknights or weekends. It is also possible to complete the QA/RA M.S. on a full-time basis by taking three courses (nine credit hours) per semester.

The program is designed so that students may earn a certificate before applying to the M.S. in QA/RA.  All of the courses earned in the certificate will count towards the M.S.

To be admitted to the QA/RA Master of Science, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Students who have already earned a master’s degree and have earned a 3.0 or greater in their graduate education also meet the requirement.

If your GPA was under 3.0, you may still be eligible for the M.S. in QA/RA, provided you enroll in and complete three QA/RA graduate courses (nine credit hours) and earn a B+ or higher in all of them.

Applicants must also:

  • Submit an online application through the Temple Graduate School with a non-refundable $60.00 online application fee ($75 for the hard copy application)
  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from every school attended.  Transcripts must be unopened and bear the school's official seal and be sent directly from each school's registrar's office to Temple's QA/RA Office. Applicants must also submit transcripts from Temple U for all undergraduate or graduate courses completed.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation — one from a direct supervisor who indicates support of your candidacy in the program — completed on the Reference Report for Graduate Studies or official letterhead
  • Complete and submit a Statement of Professional Plans and Goals
  • Submit a signed copy of your most recent resume or CV
  • Complete and submit a TOEFL score if your native language is not English (see International Admission Requirements)
  • Submit evaluation of foreign transcripts if you have foreign credentials (see International Admission Requirements)
  • Submit any and all documentation concerning transfer credits to the program

QA/RA M.S. Application Deadline

The QA/RA Program has rolling admissions, so all materials must be received by:

  • July 1 for Fall semester
  • November 1 for spring semester
  • March 20 for summer term

Learn More About the QA/RA Non-Thesis M.S.

QA/RA Non-Thesis M.S. Courses and Curriculum

International Admission Requirmeents

Transfer Credits

Find Out About Online Learning



Prospective students can direct questions and application materials to:

Temple University School of Pharmacy
QA/RA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Jean Leavitt

Prospective students can direct questions regarding final acceptance to:

TUSP Office of Graduate Studies