Student Affairs Leadership Certificate

The Student Affairs Leadership Certificate is designed for students who aspire to serve in administrative roles in student affairs and related areas such as athletics administration, residential life and student activities in higher education. This certificate deepens students’ understanding and skills in student affairs administration, including focusing on current leadership contexts and best practices in managing student life and engagement in colleges and universities.

    Admissions Requirements


    To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $60 to the College of Education.

    You will need a bachelor’s degree and in most cases a 3.0 undergraduate / graduate GPA or higher for admission. After submitting the application, upload your supporting materials (listed below) through MyTU. If you prefer, you may also mail these materials to:

    Temple University College of Education
    Office of Enrollment Management
    Ritter Annex 150
    1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091

    Be sure to include your name and TUid on all documents that you mail to Temple. You will receive your TUid via email once you submit your application for admission. View a complete set of application instructions for graduate study in the College of Education

    Application Components

    Submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

    1. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended. All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.
    2. Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation are required; a third may be submitted. Recommendations should be from faculty members who can speak to your academic abilities. Submit your recommendation requests through MyTU.
    3. Statement of goals: Write a 500 to 1,000 word statement outlining your interest in the program with a specific focus on your interests, target career and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
    4. A current résumé or curriculum vitae.

    Additional Requirements for International Students

    International applicants should also submit:

    1. Official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma, and/or certificate. While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services for evaluation.
    2. Official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores if you are a non-native speaker of English. Minimums: 79 iBT or 6.5 IELTS. Learn more about specific documents you may need to complete your application for the College of Education as an international student.

    Application Deadlines

    Applications are now being accepted for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 semesters. Submit all required admissions documents by the March 1 application deadline to receive priority consideration for admissions and financial support. 

    Tuition & Fees

    In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Graduate Certificate program 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. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

    These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

    Pennsylvania resident: $898.00 per credit
    Out-of-state: $1,231.00 per credit


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