Graduate Certificate in Stormwater Management

The Graduate Certificate in Stormwater Management in the College of Engineering helps you develop the graduate-level expertise to address the effects associated with stormwater management without enrolling in a graduate degree program. Increased stormwater runoff, causing flooding and erosion in urban stream ecosystems, is a growing environmental issue. You’ll study the effects of urban runoff on stream channels in this certificate program and learn best practices to prevent the degradation of ecosystems.

Who might be interested?

This certificate is an excellent fit for professionals or graduates with undergraduate engineering degrees or educational or professional backgrounds in environmental science, geomorphology, hydrology or stormwater management. This program is an excellent fit for those with professional experience in civil or environmental engineering, stormwater management, or land development. Though the certificate is designed for applicants with an undergraduate engineering degree, those with a strong background in hydrology or environmental science may also be considered.

Credit Requirements

To earn this certificate, you must complete four courses (12 credits), including two required courses:

  • Environmental Hydrology or Engineering Hydrology and
  • Urban Streams and Stormwater Management.

Up to nine credits may be applied to Temple’s Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program.


This curriculum is designed to give you a solid foundation in understanding the scale of ecological degradation caused by stormwater runoff as well as in following best practices for managing its effects. In addition to your two core courses, you can study

  • Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams,
  • Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems,
  • Environmental Biotechnology,
  • Environmental Organic Chemistry and
  • Physical Principles of Environmental Systems.

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: $1,280.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,675.00 per credit

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

Admission Requirements

This program accepts students to begin each fall.
This certificate is geared toward those with an undergraduate degree in engineering. Applicants with strong backgrounds in hydrology or environmental science may also be considered. For additional information, contact Admissions and Graduate Student Services at Applications may also be emailed to that address.

You also may mail your application to

Admissions and Graduate Student Services
College of Engineering
Temple University
1947 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Application Components

Complete and submit the following materials. You do not have to submit GRE scores.

  1. Application form: Complete the graduate certificate program application form and include information about your current employer.
  2. Transcripts: Submit official transcripts of all credit-bearing courses you’ve taken at colleges and universities.
  3. Statement of Goals: In one to two pages, describe your relevant technical experiences and career goals.
  4. Résumé: Include a current résumé or a CV with your application.

Additional Program Information