Food RA and QA
Available at Pre- and Post-Master's Levels
Pre-Master's Certificate in Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 encompassed some of the most sweeping reforms of food safety laws in more than 70 years, shifting the focus of food safety to preventative action rather than just responding to contamination.
Food safety vigilance became a primary concern to prevent salmonella outbreaks and occurrences of e. coli in produce and meats. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hired close to 5,000 new inspectors, opening new career venues for professionals with credentials in quality practices and regulation.
The three-course certificate in Food Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance provides broad knowledge of the regulatory and quality practices of food and food medicines, helping those who work in nutritional products, food medicines, and the food industry.
The certificate requires completion of three courses:
Food Law (5595)
Food Labeling and Regulatory Affairs (5596)
Food Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) (5597).
Post-Master's Certificate in Food Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Quality Assurance (QA)
Graduates of our MS in RAQA degree are welcome to complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Food RA and QA. Students must apply for the Certificate before taking any courses.
Three courses beyond the MS are required to receive this Certificate.
Courses taken for the completion of the MS degree will not be counted.
Only the following courses may be taken towards completion of the program:
• Food Law (5595)
• Food Labeling and Regulatory Affairs (5596)
• Food Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) (5597)
If students have completed one of the three courses as part of their MS program, they may substitute Regulation of Dietary Supplements, Botanicals, and Nutraceuticals (5594).
If you did not receive the MS in RAQA from Temple University, you are required to complete the three required courses to receive the Post Master's Certificate in Food RA and QA.
You must apply before starting the program. Formal permission to pursue the Post-Master's Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and RA must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Advanced Certificate program.
Include a copy of your resume and a photocopy of your final transcript from the school where you received your doctoral or master's degree.
Formal permission to pursue the Post-Master's Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and RA must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Advanced Certificate program.