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Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment Certificate (Post-Master's) (RAQA)

Brochure about the Post-Master's Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment

  • Graduates of our MS in RAQA degree are welcome to complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment. 
  • Five 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 before taking any coursesApplication.

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

  • Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance (5571) OR Clinical Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance (5538) (Only one may count).
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Operations (5508)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology (5573)
  • Regulatory and Legal Basis of Pharmacovigilance (5579)
  • Risk Management and Safety Signaling of Healthcare Products (5578) or Risk Management of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices (5548) (Note: 5548 may only be taken if a student previously completed 5578 as part of the 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 Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment. Please refer to the Brochure regarding course choices.

You must have sufficient industry experience and familiarity with basic tenets of RAQA to pursue the Temple University Post Master's Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment.

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

Also 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 Lebing
425 Commerce Drive, Ste 175
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Formal permission to pursue the Post-Master's Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment 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.