Post-Master's Certificate: Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

About the Certificate

The post-master's certificate in Pharmaceutical Labeling, Advertising and Promotions is intended to produce well-qualified experts with knowledge of the U.S. and global regulations governing the labeling, advertising and promotions of pharmaceuticals and related products. Coursework addresses the complexity of the Prescribing Information (PI), showing how it must delineate every aspect of the product, from its dosage form to its unique storage requirements and dosage information. Topics include how the PI must be incorporated into print and internet advertising and promotions for products and also the requirements for television ads. Differences in the regulations in key world markets are also discussed.

Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 4 years

Campus Location: Fort Washington and Online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The certificate may be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the School of Pharmacy's program coordinator for more information.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: The post-master's certificate program cannot be taken on a non-matriculated basis.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:
Fall and Spring admissions are on a rolling basis.

APPLY HERE to the post-master's certificate program.

Master's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants must hold a master's degree in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants must hold a BS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a health-related discipline.

Other: Applicants who did not earn their master's degree from Temple University's School of Pharmacy must have sufficient industry experience and familiarity with the basic tenets of regulatory affairs and quality assurance to pursue the post-master's certificate. As part of the application, these applicants must include:

  • a letter of request to the Assistant Dean of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance indicating the courses to be pursued and citing the applicant's industry experience;
  • a copy of their resume; and
  • a photocopy of their final transcript from the institution where the master's or doctoral degree was earned.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12

Required Courses1:

QARA 5532Global Labeling Regulation: Principles and Practices3
QARA 5533Requirements for Product Labeling and Advertising3
QARA 5592Food and Drug Law3
QARA 5611Regulation of Advertising and Promotions3
Total Credit Hours12

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum

Contacts

Certificate Program Web Address:

https://pharmacy.temple.edu/raqa/certificate-programs/post-masters-certificates/pharmaceutical-labeling-advertising-and-promotions

Department Information:

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program

425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175

Fort Washington, PA 19034-2728

qara@temple.edu

267-468-8560

Mailing Address for Application Materials:

Temple University

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program

425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175

Fort Washington, PA 19034-2728

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Wendy Lebing, MALD, MS

Program Coordinator

qara@temple.edu

267-468-8560