M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RAQA)

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Rolling Admissions: Apply by July 1 (Fall), Nov 1 (Spring), March 1 (Summer)

The Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RAQA) Master’s of Science degree is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical and related industries.  The curriculum blends regulatory science with quality practices, teaching students how to interpret and apply the latest domestic and global regulations in their current industry career.

Most RAQA students work full time, so many pursue the M.S. in RAQA on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses per term, conveniently scheduled on weeknights or weekends. It is also possible to complete the RAQA M.S. on a full-time basis by taking three courses (nine credit hours) per semester.

The program is designed so that students may earn a certificate before applying to the M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.  All of the courses earned in the certificate will count towards the M.S.

To be admitted to the RAQA Master of Science, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Students who have already earned a master’s degree and have earned a 3.0 or greater in their graduate education also meet the requirement.

If your GPA was under 3.0, you may still be eligible for the M.S. in RAQA, provided you enroll in and complete three RAQA graduate courses (nine credit hours) and earn a B+ or higher in all of them. One of the courses must be Food and Drug Law (5592).

Applicants must also submit the following items to the RAQA Office (mailing address:  Temple U RAQA Graduate Program, 425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175, Ft Washington, PA 19034).

  • Complete the application form and include with a non-refundable $75.00 application fee (check made payable to Temple University)
  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from every school attended.  Transcripts must be unopened and bear the school's official seal and be sent directly from each school's registrar's office to Temple's RAQA Office. Applicants must also submit transcripts from Temple U for all undergraduate or graduate courses completed.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation — one from a direct supervisor who indicates support of your candidacy in the program — completed on the Reference Report for Graduate Studies or official letterhead
  • Complete and submit a Statement of Professional Plans and Goals
  • Submit a signed copy of your most recent resume or CV
  • Complete and submit a TOEFL score if your native language is not English (see International Admission Requirements)
  • Submit evaluation of foreign transcripts if you have foreign credentials (see International Admission Requirements)
  • Submit any and all documentation concerning transfer credits to the program

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance M.S. Application Deadline

The RAQA Program has rolling admissions, so all materials must be received by:

  • July 1 for Fall semester
  • November 1 for spring semester
  • March 1 for summer term

Learn More About the RAQA Non-Thesis M.S.

RAQA Non-Thesis M.S. Courses and Curriculum

International Admission Requirmeents

Transfer Credits

Find Out About Online Learning



Before applying, prospective students should contact Ms. Jean Westbrook Leavit (see information below).  All questions and application materials to:

Temple University School of Pharmacy
RAQA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Jean Westbrook Leavitt

Prospective students can direct questions regarding final acceptance to:

TUSP Office of Graduate Studies