Sterile Process Manufacturing Certificate (Post-Master's) (RAQA)

Brochure on the Post-Master's Certificate in Sterile Process Manufacturing

  • Graduates of our MS in RAQA degree are welcome to complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Sterile Process Manufacturing. 
  • Four courses beyond the MS are required to receive this Certificate. Please refer to the brochure for required and elective courses. If one (or more) of those courses were already completed as part of the MS, the student may substitute another course from the list of accepted courses.
  • Courses taken for the completion of the MS degree will not be counted.
  • Students must apply for the Certificate before taking any coursesApplication.
  • This Certificate is now available entirely online.

Only the following courses may be taken towards completion of the program:

Microbiological Concepts in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (5512)
Production of Sterile Products (5492) OR Sterilization Processes (5493)

Two electives from:
Statistical Quality Control (5451)
Production of Sterile Products (5492)
Sterilization Processes (5493)
Development of Sterile Products (5501)
Vaccines: RA and QA Issues (5572)

Transfer credits are not accepted towards Temple’s certificate programs. Students may receive more than one post-master's certificate.

Master's Students from Other Accredited Schools in the U.S. 

If you did not receive the MS in RAQA from Temple University, you are required to complete five courses to receive the Post Master's Certificate in Sterile Process Manufacturing. Please refer to the Brochure regarding course choices.

You must have sufficient industry experience and familiarity with basic tenets of RAQA to pursue the Temple University Post Master's Certificate in Sterile Process Manufacturing.

You must apply before starting the programApplication. Please include a letter of request to the Assistant Dean of RAQA, indicating which courses you intend to pursue and citing your industry experience. 

Also 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. 

Send all application materials to:
Temple University RAQA Graduate Program
Attn: Assistant Dean
425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Formal permission to pursue the Post-Master's Certificate in Sterile Process Manufacturing must be received from the Assistant Dean before the student starts any courses in the Advanced Certificate program. 

How to Obtain the Certificate when all courses have been completed:

Submit the Notice of Completion to the RAQA Office (hard copy only) by the stipulated deadlines (January 15 for February issuance; May 15 for June issuance; and August 20 for September issuance). Sorry, but if you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until the next time certificates are issued. Certificates will be mailed to your home in late February, late June, or late September.