About the Program
The Destination Management Graduate Certificate is designed for those who are passionate about creating powerful, unforgettable destination experiences and looking to advance their career in the travel and tourism industry.
The Destination Management Certificate course is 100% online in a mobile-friendly format allowing you to experience education your way. You will also participate in live, weekly online classes enabling engagement with faculty. Plus, all nine credits earned can be applied to a Master of Science in Travel and Tourism.
Completion in Under 3 Months
Courses are five weeks long and include live online sessions that integrate discussion and project-based learning activities in which students break into small groups to solve authentic problems faced by today’s travel and tourism leaders.
Apply Credits to Master's Degree
Students who complete a graduate certificate may apply to the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism during their third course in the certificate program. The nine credits earned from the certificate program will count towards the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism (where a grade of B or higher is received).
Ideal for management personnel and high-potential employees, this professional certificate prepares you to make strategic decisions that create and add value in an exciting and fast-paced industry. The Destination Management Graduate Certificate curriculum is made up of 9 credits. For individuals that want to take their development beyond the certificate, credits earned from this certificate program count towards the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism (where a grade of B or better is received).
Choose three of the following courses:
This course will begin by looking at the three major areas that make up sustainability: economic sustainability, socio-cultural sustainability and environmental sustainability. Following this, students will examine how the international tourism industry affects each of these areas of sustainability and the interconnectedness of these impacts. Students will then investigate the main principles and practices for sustainable tourism development at the local, regional, national and international level. Students will be introduced to important tools and business skills for incorporating sustainable practices into tourism management and development through exposure to international case studies, as well as international standards and indicators for sustainable tourism practices.
- A bachelor’s degree is required for all graduate certificates.
- Students must also meet at least one of the following:
- 3.00 or greater cumulative GPA for all prior college-level coursework
- 5+ years of professional work experience
Application RequirementsApplicants should submit the following:
- Completed application form
- Current resume
- Official transcripts from all institutions at which coursework was attempted and/or completed
- Statement of Interest
- GRE/GMAT (Optional)
International Student Application RequirementsInternational applicants are encouraged to review the Temple University prospective international student application guide and requirements. Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:
- TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (ideal scores are above 90)
- 9.0 (ideal scores are above 10)
- IELTS Academic: 6.5 (ideal scores are above 7.0)
- Duolingo English Test: 110 (ideal scores are above 120)
If you don't meet our language requirements, check out our English+ global tourism certificate program.
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- June 30 – Final Application Deadline
- November 1 – Final Application Deadline