Medical Devices Certificate (Post-Master's) (RAQA)

Brochure on the Post-Master's Certificate in Medical Devices

  • Graduates of our MS in RAQA degree are welcome to complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Medical Devices. 
  • Four courses beyond the MS are required to receive this Certificate. Three of the courses must be 5496, 5502, and 5505. 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 below.
  • Courses taken for the completion of the MS degree will not be counted.
  • Students must apply for the Certificate before taking any coursesApplication.

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

Process Validation (5474)
Computer Validation (5498)
Quality Audit (5494)
Regulation of Medical Devices: Compliance (5496)
Regulation of Medical Devices: Submissions (5502)
Design Controls for Medical Devices and Combination Products (5503)
Global Medical Devices Regulation (5505)
Advanced Audit Workshop of Quality Systems (5511)*
Pharmaceutical Packaging: Technology and Regulation (5541)*
Risk Management of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices (5548)
Special Topics in RAQA (only Special Topics courses directly related to medical devices) (5650)*

*These courses only count towards the Post Master's Certificate in Medical Devices if the student already has an MS in RAQA.

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 approved courses to receive the Post Master's Certificate in Medical Devices. Please refer to the Brochure regarding course choices.

You must have sufficient industry experience and sufficient familiarity with basic tenets of RAQA to pursue the Temple U Post Master's Certificate in Medical Devices.

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

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 Medical Devices 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.