Training and Organizational Development Graduate Certificate

Increase your impact as a training and development specialist with the Graduate Certificate in Training and Organizational Development at Temple University. Earning this certificate will give you the skills and the insight to devise targeted, impactful interventions; develop effective teams; objectively assess organizational performance; and train individuals efficiently.

The objectives of organizational development are:

  • To increase interpersonal trust among employees
  • To increase employees' level of satisfaction
  • To confront problems instead of neglecting them
  • To increase organizational problem-solving
  • To help improve the ongoing operation of an organization on a continuous basis

Credit Requirements

Earning the certificate requires completing four courses (12 credits). Those credits can be transferred into Temple’s Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development program. Review Temple’s graduate bulletin for more information.

Who might be interested?

The certificate in Training and Organizational Development complements the services provided by administrators, adult educators, trainers, consultants, human resources specialists, and program or instructional developers and facilitators. It is also valuable to professionals who want to transition into this field or who might be considering earning a Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development.

Related Graduate Degrees

This graduate certificate is an excellent opportunity to evaluate your interest in and capacity to earn a full graduate degree. All 12 certificate credits are fully transferrable into the graduate program. Temple’s related graduate degrees include

Temple also offers a number of additional graduate-level certificate programs, including

Classes & Curriculum

Coursework consists of two required courses and two electives. Your required courses teach you to understand social systems, evaluate organizations, and master the best techniques and methods for adult or team learning.

Your electives allow you to deepen your understanding of individual and team interactions and training or on devising performance correcting interventions for larger, more complex organizations.

Review the program’s courses and curriculum.


The certificate does not culminate in a degree, but applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as education in areas like early childhood, middle grades, secondary, or career and technical; community engagement; psychology; and sociology, to begin this program.

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

Delivery method (online, in-person, hybrid)

All coursework is completed in the classroom through evening or weekends classes held at Temple University’s Center City campus.

Program Length

Students have a maximum of two years to complete the program and can attend full or part time.


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