Online Programs - RAQA Courses, Certificates and Programs


All of our courses, certificates and degree programs are offered online using Zoom. 

Our Zoom courses consist of real-time live lectures. Temple's RAQA degree continues to be the most respected and highly regarded graduate curriculum of its kind because we believe that class discussions are critical to understanding quality and regulatory principles.   

As an RAQA Zoom student, you'll reap the many benefits of taking live classes with our extensive faculty of industry and FDA experts, who present the latest thinking on what is currently happening in the regulatory and manufacturing arenas. Our online courses present new lectures and ideas each session (not stale, dated recordings). You'll enjoy real-time discussions with other students, who are industry or regulatory professionals from across the U.S. and world.

Our Zoom courses combine the immediate exchange of knowledge found in traditional classroom learning with the convenience and flexibility of online learning. As long as you have a laptop or computer with a high-speed connection, you can attend class at home, in your office or on the road.

You must purchase a microphone headset and webcam to participate in our online courses. These items enable your instructors and other students to see and hear you during class meetings, enhancing everyone's class experience.

Zoom classes meet each week at the time listed on the RAQA schedule of classes. Temple provides Zoom licenses at no cost to registered students. You'll need a computer or laptop with a high-speed internet connection so you can

  • see and hear your teacher in a live transmission;
  • answer questions and participate in discussions with a microphone headset or instant chat;
  • watch PowerPoint presentations and short videos;
  • participate in class polls, seeing the results immediately; and
  • give live presentations using a microphone and webcam.

Our online courses offer the same quality instruction in RA and QA topics that our School of Pharmacy has provided at its Fort Washington location for five+ decades.

Our schedules are posted in East Coast time. All Zoom courses are offered in "real time," but remember to adjust class meetings times if you live in a different time zone. Students in the Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones should adjust the appropriate number of hours from the listed start times

Zoom enables you to be part of the unparalleled networking of Temple's RAQA program, which has attracted so many outstanding graduates, participants and industry experts over our 50+ year history.

Temple‚Äôs RAQA graduate program can also videoconference courses directly to pharmaceutical companies. Contact for more information.

Current schedule of classes

Registration checklist for online students

Billing for online students

Expectations of remote students

Our recent graduates have taken courses with students from 38 U.S. states and 17 countries around the world, including Canada and nations in South America. 

States with the greatest number of our students and graduates include the following.



















Our students also come from Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Minnesota; Missouri; New Hampshire; Oregon; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Utah; Vermont; Washington; Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin and West Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico.

Students from Canada and South America also attend our courses, as well as other countries and regions around the world.

We offer all of the required courses for the MS in RAQA online, including the following.
Drug Development (5459)
Food and Drug Law (5592)
Good Manufacturing Practices (5477)
Good Clinical Practices (5536)
Good Laboratory Practices (5476)
Advanced GMPs - Defining "c" (5479)
IND/NDA Submissions (5495)
Quality Audit (5494)

All of our electives are also online.
Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics (5401)
Pharmacoeconomics (5408)
Statistical Quality Control (5451)
The Global Biopharmaceutical Industry (5458)
Validation of Facilities, Utilities, and Equipment (FUE) (5468)
Pharmaceutical Laboratory Quality Systems and Operations (5469)
Biotechnology: Bioprocess Basics (5471)
Pharmaceutical Marketing (5472)
Generic Drug Regulation: ANDAs (5473)
Process Validation (5474)
High Purity Water Systems (5478)
Pre-Approval Inspections (5491)
Production of Sterile Products (5492)
Sterilization Processes: Manufacturing (5493)
Regulation of Medical Devices: Compliance (5496)
Statistics for Clinical Trials (5497)
Computerized Systems Validation (5498)
Drug Dosage Forms (5499)
Development of Sterile Products (5501)
Regulation of Medical Devices: Submissions (5502)
Design Controls for Medical Devices and Combination Products (5503)
Global Regulation of Medical Devices (5505)
Environmental Law and Regulation (EPA) (5506)
Regulation of Non-Prescription Drugs (OTCs) (5507)
Good Pharmacovigilance Operations (5508)
Advanced Audit Workshop of Quality Systems (5511)
Microbiological Concepts in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (5512)
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) (5513)
Regulatory Submissions (5514)
Biologics/Biosimilars: A Regulatory Overview (5515)
Cleaning Validation (5516)
Global Labeling Regulation: Principles and Practices (5532)
Requirements for Product Labeling and Advertising (5533)
Regulatory Aspects of Biomedical/Technical Communications (5534)
Advanced Topics in Labeling Development (5535)
Clinical Trial Management (5537)
Clinical Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance (5538)
Global Clinical Drug Development (5539)
Pharmaceutical Packaging: Technology and Regulation (5541)
Good Distribution Practices (GCPs) (5543)
Regulatory Intelligence (5544)
Post Approval Changes (5545)
Global Pharmaceutical Excipient Regulation (5546)
Project Management for Clinical Trials (5547)
Risk Management of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices (5548)
Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance (5571)
Vaccines: RA and QA Issues (5572)
Pharmacoepidemiology (5573)
Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems (5574)
Regulatory Sciences: Managing the Guidelines for Quality (5575)
Global CMCs and Regulatory Dossiers (5576)
Global CMCs for Biologics (5577)
Risk Management and Safety Signaling of Healthcare Products (5578)
Regulatory and Legal Basis of Pharmacovigilance (5579)
Global Regulatory Affairs (5591)
Regulation of Dietary Supplements and Functional Food (5594)
Food Law (5595)
Food Labeling and Regulatory Affairs (5596)
Food GMPs (5597)
Clinical Aspects of Pharmaceutical Medicine (5599)
Industry Interactions with FDA/Health Authorities (5601)
Advanced Topics in Food and Drug Law (5605)
Regulatory Strategy: Discovery to Approval (5606)
Regulation of Advertising and Promotions (5611)
Bioethics for Pharmaceutical Professionals (5612)
Project Management for Pharmaceutical Professionals (5621)
Clinical Data Management (5618)
Regulatory Bioanalysis (5621)
Unit Operations (5622)
Process Analytical Technology (PAT) (5625)
Statistical Design of Experiments (5627)
Process Monitoring (5629)
Current Global Regulatory Issues (5650)
ICH Guidelines (5650)
Current Medical Device Issues (5650)
Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Laboratories (5655)
Preformulation: Small Molecules (formerly Pharmaceutical Manufacturing I: Preformulation/Formulation) (8003)
Solid Dosage Forms: Small Molecules (formerly Pharmaceutical Manufacturing II: Solid Dosage Forms) (8004)
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (8005)
Physical Pharmacy I (8006)
Applied Biopharmaceutics (8007)

All of our certificates (both pre- and post-MS) are available online.
Drug Development
Basic Pharmaceutical Development
Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and RA
Biologics and Biosimilars: Manufacturing
Biologics and Biosimilars: Regulatory Affairs
Clinical Trial Management
Food RA and QA
Generic Drugs
Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit/Risk Assessment
Labeling, Advertising and Promotions
Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Process Development and Analysis
Sterile Process Manufacturing
Validation Sciences
Post-master's certificates in Advanced QA and RA

All of our degree programs are offered online.
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Sciences
Advanced Biotherapeutics: Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs (offered in conjunction with Jefferson University). All RAQA courses in this program are online.