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Master of Science in

Travel and Tourism

Graduate Certificates

Looking to enhance your professional expertise, but not quite ready to commit to a master’s program? The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) offers a suite of nine credit travel and tourism graduate certificates that can be completed in as few as three months.

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).

Destination Management

Learn the skills you need to coordinate the unique powerful experiences a destination provides to travelers. Ideal for management personnel and high-potential employees, this graduate certificate prepares you to make strategic decisions that create and add value in an exciting and fast-paced industry.
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Global Tourism

Looking to turn your passion for travel into business and career opportunities? You’ll learn about the changing industry of tourism and the influence of advancements in technology and tourism. Courses focus on having a high level of cultural intelligence as well as tourism and economics policy.
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Tourism Analytics

Enhance your skills and learn to transform data into decisions. This graduate certificate is designed for professionals who are detail-oriented and driven by the desire to extrapolate the value of the tourism industry.
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Tuition Rates

$956 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.

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
    • 5+ 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.

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:

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.

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

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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

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Contact Us

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:
Michelle Siporin
Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment