Graduate Certificate: Health Facilities Planning


About the Certificate

The graduate certificate in Health Facilities Planning is a collaboration between the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and the College of Public Health. The program offers coursework in health facilities planning and in public health so that students can understand the relationship between health management and health facilities. The required workshop course gives students the opportunity to work together in a classroom setting on academic projects that are best addressed through interdisciplinary collaborative work. This gives students a taste of the work environment in healthcare management and facilities planning.

Undertaking the graduate certificate in Health Facilities Planning allows students to:

  • build a knowledge base about healthcare facilities in pursuit of a career in healthcare management;
  • increase collaborative practice skills to be better prepared for the complex working environment in the facilities management industry; and
  • better articulate healthcare facility planning needs through knowledge of jobs and goals of partners in the workplace environment.

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. Please contact Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s admissions advisor for more information.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: To register for certificate courses as a non-matriculated student, please visit Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Non-Matriculating Students webpage found at

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.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12

Required Courses:

Core Courses
ARCH 5013Facilities for Health Workshop 13
ARCH 5131Form and Function in Health and Environments3
HIM 5112Health Information Systems: Design and Decision Making3
Select one from the following: 13
Fundamentals of Health Informatics
Technology for Healthcare Financial Management
Health Data: Standards and Interoperability
Fundamentals of Public Health
Total Credit Hours12

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Graduate Admissions Office

2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6016


Department Contacts:

Architecture Graduate Curricular Head:

Pablo Meninato

205 Architecture Building


Department Chairperson:

Sasha W. Eisenman

201 Dixon Hall