About the Certificate

As an integral component of many industries, the event industry is continually growing at an exponential rate. The courses in the Event Management certificate program impart knowledge and information that facilitate the effective organization and management of events within a wide array of event planning.

While pursuing or upon completion of the certificate program, students may apply to the Hospitality Management MS or Sport Business MS graduate program. Courses completed for the certificate program with a grade of "B" or higher count toward the master's degree program.

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. For more information, contact the assistant director of graduate enrollment for the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

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Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 9

Required Courses:

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
THM 5334 The Business of Event Management 1.5
THM 5604 Event Logistics and Risk Management 1.5
 Credit Hours3
SRM 5243 Event Management 3
 Credit Hours3
THM 5341 Destination Events - A Global Perspective 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours9

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

111 Speakman Hall

1810 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083


Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:

Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment:

Jon Campione


Assistant Dean and Academic Advisor:

Heather Blackburn, EdD

Academic Director:

Michael F. Sheridan, MTHM


Xiang Li, PhD