Pursuing a doctoral education can lead to the development of knowledge and advancement across all fields, from medicine and political science to the arts and public health. It leads to novel research and innovation, in areas our society needs it most. It leads to a new generation of excellent high-level educators. It leads to individuals who are committed to creating and fostering opportunities within their communities. And it leads to the sense of pride that comes from pushing yourself further as a lifelong scholar and as a professional.

Temple offers accredited doctoral research and practice programs—including two online doctoral programs—across 12 schools and colleges, all of which offer outstanding instruction, research initiatives and hands-on professional experience. As a doctoral student, you'll be among Fulbright scholars, as well as National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and other professional foundation grant recipients.

STEM student presenting her research at a poster session.

Research & Opportunities

There’s no better time to be involved with research at Temple. A passionate global community of Temple students, faculty and alumni pose important questions; produce and contribute to cutting-edge work; and make strides in a wide variety of fields, including public health, environmental sustainability, engineering, social justice and more. As a doctoral student at Temple, you have the unique opportunity to focus on your passion, supported by world-class technology and facilities, small class sizes, personalized advising, and the benefits that come with attending a globally recognized institution.

Financial Aid

Students have several different funding and financial assistance options available to them, including

  • research and teaching assistantships, 
  • fellowship programs, 
  • grants, and
  • department and university awards.

Learn more about your financial aid options.