Start a Pre-Master’s Certificate — Without Formally Applying First
Follow these instructions to apply to a Pre-Master’s Certificate.
Step 1: Review Your Choices
Review the many choices available in RAQA Pre-Master’s Certificate Programs, so you select the one that best matches your career path:
Step 2: Register and Complete Courses
You're welcome to apply to the Pre-Master's Certificate Program before you start taking courses, but you don't have to. You can start a Pre-Master's certificate without applying. You may wait to submit the formal application as you enroll in your last course for the certificate.
Once you decide to start a certificate, just register for one of the required courses. This consists of submitting the appropriate registration form each semester. Form for online and on-campus courses are different and are listed on the RAQA Schedule of Classes. Online course registation require additional paperwork).
The first time you register at Temple, you must also submit a state residency form.
It is your responsibility to follow and complete the requirements for the Pre-Master's Certificate of your choice. If you're not sure of which courses are required for your certificate or whether substitutions are permissible, contact Assistant Director Patricia Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org or 267.468.8562).
When you are ready to apply for your Pre-Master's Certificate, you must submit the appropriate application form. (Each certificate has a unique application form).
If you plan to continue with the Master's of Science degree in RAQA after completing a Pre-Master’s Certificate, you must submit a separate M.S. application.
Step 3: Request Certificate
After you have completed the final course in a certificate program, you must submit the following materials to receive your certificate:
- Certificate Request/Application Form for your particular certificate
- Pre-M.S. Notice of Completion
- Photocopies of transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
Certificates are issued three times a year. Make sure you submit your materials by the deadline:
- January 15 for February certificates
- May 15 for June certificates
- August 20 for September certificates
Direct all questions and application materials to:
Temple University School of Pharmacy
RAQA Graduate Program
425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034