Health Facilities Planning Graduate Certificate

Prepare to work effectively in the field of healthcare facilities management with the Graduate Certificate in Health Facilities Planning in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. In collaboration with the College of Public Health, this 12-credit graduate certificate program gives students a comprehensive understanding of health facilities planning and public health in order to provide insight into how the two sectors relate.

Students in the graduate certificate program learn about the various roles and objectives of their partners in the healthcare workplace environment in order to effectively address healthcare facility planning needs and develop collaborative practice skills to get prepared for working environments in the facilities management industry.

Courses are held on Temple’s Main Campus. The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

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Program Format & Curriculum

As a Graduate Certificate in Health Facilities Planning student, you’ll learn the relationship between health management and health facilities and build your capacity to collaborate effectively across disciplines. A few courses you can anticipate taking include the following.

  • Form and Function in Health and Environments
  • Fundamentals of Health Informatics
  • Health Information Systems: Design and Decision Making
  • Technology for Healthcare Financial Management

Learn more about the curriculum.


Pursuing a certificate in health facilities planning will teach you how to be a dynamic thinker and problem-solver—two of the most valued skills that today’s employers seek in new hires. Design programs teach creative ways of seeing, thinking and making.

Students learn versatility and technical skills while becoming adept in traditional practice and new technologies. Students enter a competitive workforce at the head of the pack, ready to use their skill sets and creativity to tackle society’s toughest challenges.

Tyler career coaches specialize in the types of jobs available in the arts and built environment, mentoring students on everything from cover letters to interviews to career advice.

Temple’s Career Center is another resource that empowers students to find pathways to future success. The Career Center offers comprehensive career development services, from résumés and interviews to finding internships and jobs.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,053.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,449.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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