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.
TThe 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.
$933 per credit hour
Total credits: 9
Each year, tuition rates for the subsequent academic year are announced by the Board of Trustees. Rate changes will be posted when official announcements are made in June. Temple University is a state-related institution; therefore, there are different tuition rates for Pennsylvania state residents and out-of-state residents. Students make tuition payments to Temple University at the beginning of each semester.
Financial aid does not apply to graduate certificate programs. For tuition information, see current tuition and fee information on Temple University's Bursars Office website.
- 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 Requirements
International 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 100)
- IELTS Academic: 6.5 (ideal scores are above 7.0)
- Duolingo English Test: 105 (ideal scores are above 120)
Temple University’s International Student and Scholar Services offers an array of services and is committed to providing exemplary support to Temple University’s international students, scholars and researchers. Visit the International Student and Scholar Services website to learn more about their services.
- December 15 – Early Decision Deadline
- March 1 – Priority Scholarship Deadline & International Student Deadline
- June 30 – Final Application Deadline
- July 31 - Extended Final Application Deadline
- August 1 – International Student Deadline
- November 1 – Final Application Deadline
Applications are processed as they are received. Late applications may be considered for admission.
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Continue your education at your own pace and enhance your resume with a graduate certificate from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Use the form below to start your application. Should you have any questions about our graduate certificate admissions process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply Now
For questions about the application process, the program or to schedule a personalized consultation with a member of the enrollment team, please reach out to:
Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment