Choose Your Path at TUSP

Whether you are an incoming Pharm.D. student on a professional track or a prospective graduate student on a scholarly one, Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP) will give you the tools you need to excel in the world of pharmacy practice, industry or research.

You are in good company. As part of Temple, you will join the 26th largest university and fifth highest provider of professional education in the country. With over 320 degrees — 200 at the professional and graduate levels — offered on nine different campuses in three countries, the Temple reputation is widespread, influential and international.

But we are also proud of our Philly roots and the opportunities made possible by our location in the Delaware Valley, the hub of the pharmaceutical industry. This is a major consideration for students who are already thinking about career options after graduation.

As a professional and graduate institution, we are known for our excellence in research. In 2010, Temple was designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of only 99 U.S. public and private universities to be an RU/H Research University, indicating high research activity. This is due in no small part to the School of Pharmacy, one of the oldest pharmacy schools in Pennsylvania.

As a future researcher or practitioner, your options couldn’t be better. Read on for information about our degree programs.

  • The Pharm.D., or Doctor of Pharmacy, professional degree leads to licensure as a pharmacist. Students can enroll in the program after just two years of undergraduate education and the completion of certain prerequisites.
  • The Graduate Program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, geared toward students who have earned their bachelor degrees and want to continue down a research-intensive path in the following areas of concentration:
  • The Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RAQA) Master’s degree is an industry-focused program that specifically targets the educational and scheduling needs of pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology professionals. Traditional classroom courses and online learning are available.  With 60+ online courses, it is possible to complete the entire M.S. program through distance learning.
  • Various Certificate Programs are also available in RAQA and can be earned in connection with the M.S. in RAQA  or on their own. Almost all RAQA certificates can also be earned online.


Graduate Program — Thesis-Based M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees

RAQA M.S. (no thesis required - entirely online)

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Sciences M.S. (no thesis required)

Global Clinical Pharmacovigilance Regulations M.S.

Certificate Programs in RAQA

Courses and Curriculum


Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)

Find out about admissions and how to apply.