Graduate Certificate: Health Outcomes and Measurement Science


Learn more about the graduate certificate in Health Outcomes and Measurement Science.

About the Certificate

The Health Outcomes and Measurement Science (HOMS) graduate certificate is an interdisciplinary 12-credit certificate program offered online. Students are encouraged to take classes together in groups, which facilitates career networking and enhances the learning environment as colleagues and classmates collaborate with those from different disciplines and organizations. The certificate program is designed for clinical practitioners and researchers as well as industry-outcomes specialists who are interested in integrating evidence-based health outcomes into their clinical practice, work, or research, including athletic trainers, counselors, health services researchers, nurses, occupational therapists, pastoral counselors, physical therapists, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, recreational therapists, and social workers.

Students who complete the certificate gain an improved understanding of health models; survey methods; and the development, application, and interpretation of person-centered health outcomes within clinical and research applications to advance their practice and research. Successful completion of the HOMS graduate certificate enables graduates to:

  • describe models of health and their use as a basis for outcome measure development in health applications;
  • apply modern approaches, including mixed methods, in the development of person-centered health outcome measures; and
  • interpret and understand the psychometric properties of person-reported health outcome measures.

Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years

Campus Location: Online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate may be completed on a part-time basis, but all courses should be finished within a two-year period.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: The certificate program is open to non-matriculated graduate students.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:
Fall and Spring admissions are on a rolling basis. The admissions process for this graduate certificate varies depending on the applicant’s student status:

  • Those who are not currently a matriculated graduate student at Temple University, first submit the inquiry form found at They then complete the College of Public Health's online graduate certificate application.
  • Students who are currently matriculated as a Temple University graduate student can complete the inquiry form and provide transcripts and recommendations, but are not required to complete a graduate certificate application.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2

From Whom: Recommendations are required to be submitted on the professional Reference Report for Graduate Study form by individuals who have observed and can evaluate your leadership competencies and abilities. Evaluators should be those whom you know in a professional capacity such as faculty member, supervisor, colleague, co-worker in another department who interacts with you in a professional capacity, or the like. At least one recommendation should be from an academic who can evaluate your ability to complete graduate coursework.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts must be submitted for all postsecondary institutions attended.

Standardized Test Scores:
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 iBT: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

Resume: Current CV required.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12

Required Courses:

EPBI 8302Behavioral Measurement 13
HRPR 8001Introduction to Health Outcomes Measurement Science3
HRPR 8002Qualitative Methods in Health Outcomes Measurement3
HRPR 8003Quantitative Methods in Health Outcomes Measurement Science3
Total Credit Hours12

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Admissions Information:

College of Public Health Office of Admissions

1101 W. Montgomery Avenue, Suite 370

Philadelphia, PA 19122-2715


Submission Address for Application Materials:

HOMS Graduate Certificate Program

College of Public Health Office of Admissions

1101 W. Montgomery Avenue, Suite 370

Philadelphia, PA 19122-2715

Department Contacts:


CPH Office of Admissions


HOMS Certificate Program Co-Directors:

Carole Tucker, PT, Ph.D.


Katherine Bevans, Ph.D.