Food RA and QA Certificate (Post-Master's) (RAQA)
- Graduates of our MS in RAQA degree are welcome to complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Food RA and QA.
- Three courses beyond the MS are required to receive this Certificate.
- Courses taken for the completion of the MS degree will not be counted.
- Students must apply for the Certificate before taking any courses: Application.
Only the following courses may be taken towards completion of the program:
- Food Law (5595)
- Food Labeling and Regulatory Affairs (5596)
- Food Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) (5597)
If students have completed one of the three courses as part of their MS program, they may substitute Regulation of Dietary Supplements, Botanicals, and Nutraceuticals (5594) or a new course that is being developed on Regulation of Food Ingredients (available mid-2019).
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 the three required courses to receive the Post Master's Certificate in Food RA and QA. Please refer to the Brochure regarding course choices.
You must apply before starting the program: Application. 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 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and RA 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.