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Validation Science Certificate (Post-Master's) (RAQA)

Brochure on the Post-Master's Certificate in Validation Science

  • Graduates of our MS in RAQA degree are welcome to complete the Post-Master’s Certificate in Validation Science. 
  • 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 for the Certificate before taking any coursesApplication.

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

  • Required Courses
    • Process Validation (5474)
    • Validation of Facilities, Utilities, and Equipment Validation (5468)
  • Elective Courses (three of the following must be completed)
    • Statistical Quality Control (5451)
    • High Purity Water Systems (5478)
    • Production of Sterile Products (5492)
    • Sterilization Processes (5493)
    • Computerized System Validation (5498)
    • Design Control for Medical Devices and Combination Products (5503)
    • Cleaning Validation (5516)
    • Statistical Design of Experiments (5627)
    • Process Monitoring (5629)
    • Special Topics (5650) (focusing on current validation issues)

If students have completed one of the courses as part of their MS program, they should take another elective in its place..

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 following courses to receive the Post Master's Certificate in Validation Science:

  • Required Courses
    • Process Validation (5474)
    • Validation of Facilities, Utilities, and Equipment Validation (5468)
  • Elective Courses (three of the following must be completed)
    • Statistical Quality Control (5451)
    • High Purity Water Systems (5478)
    • Production of Sterile Products (5492)
    • Sterilization Processes (5493)
    • Computerized System Validation (5498)
    • Design Control for Medical Devices and Combination Products (5503)
    • Cleaning Validation (5516)
    • Statistical Design of Experiments (5627)
    • Process Monitoring (5629)
    • Special Topics (5650) (focusing on current validation issues)

Please refer to the Brochure regarding course choices.

You must apply before starting the programApplication. 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.