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Event Management Graduate Certificate

About the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Event Management provides students with the knowledge and information that facilitates the effective organization and management of events within a wide array of event planning.


Through the Graduate Certificate in Event Management, students will learn the ins and outs of managing events in a variety of settings. The certificate is made up of nine credits. Individuals that want to take their development beyond the certificate can apply the credits earned from this certificate program towards the Master of Science in Hospitality Management or Master of Science in Sport Business (where a grade of B or better is received).

The Business of Event Management | THM 5334 | 1.5 credits
The events and meeting industry has long been recognized as a major market sector in the tourism and hospitality industry, and is one of the fastest growing in the industry. This course will provide students insight into its complex and diverse nature as represented in the diversity of the industry, including goal and mission establishment, strategic planning, event program planning and design, program evaluation and many other industry specific topics.
Event Logistics and Risk Management | THM 5604 | 1.5 credits
This course examines event logistics, crisis and risk management strategies as they apply to the hospitality, festival and event industries. It is designed to look at both theoretical and practical elements of event operations and production to include a comprehensive review of logistics, contracts, technical production elements, staging and risk management.
Event Management | SRM 5243 | 3 credits
An experience-based course, this course will present principles of event management, along with a broad overview of opportunities in the industry. There will be a special focus on current trends and technology, risk management, staffing, and budgeting. A wide diversity of experiences will be available.
Destination Events - A Global Perspective | THM 5341 | 3 credits
This course provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis for the worldwide festivals and event industry, the impact of current international issues, an understanding of how events and festivals are staged globally, as well as the legal and risk related concerns that come with events and festivals. Characteristics specific to the global aspect of the industry will be examined as well as the essentials of developing an effective inbound tourist experience.


Tuition Rates
$956 per credit hour (Pennsylvania resident) $1,109 per credit hour (out-of-state resident) 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.

Application Information and Deadlines

Admissions Criteria

  • 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
    • 3+ years of professional work experience

Application Requirements

Applicants 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. Please note, if you have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate (master’s or doctoral) degree from a U.S. institution, you must take a test of academic English. The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management requires minimum scores of:

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadlines

  • June 30 – Final Application Deadline

Spring Deadlines

  • November 1 – Final Application Deadline
Applications are processed as they are received. Late applications may be considered for admission. Allow at least 1 week for review.

Apply Now

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 Apply Now

Contact Us

For questions about the application process, the program or to schedule a personalized consultation with a member of the enrollment team, please contact: Michelle Siporin Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment