Since its founding, Temple continues to evolve as one of the largest public research institutions in the United States, and in recent years, it has seen some of its most exciting advancements. Temple master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields give students opportunities to directly contribute to this leading research.  

One of only 130 institutions nationwide, Temple is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in its “R1: Doctoral Universities—Very high research activity” category. The university’s research expenditures have reached a record $242 million, putting it in the top 100 for research spending according to the National Science Foundation, and helping it reach its spot at 15th worldwide in Google Scholar Citations.

As STEM becomes increasingly important in our global economy, Temple is committed to providing the resources, tools and support necessary for every student to pursue a STEM education. 

STEM student looking through a telescope in a lab at Temple.

STEM Research

Students and faculty at Temple are conducting advanced research on some of the world’s most pressing matters. They are working to combat dental anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease. They are seeking to better understand the opioid crisis, stem cells, decision-making behavior and how the Thwaites Glacier’s collapse could impact global sea level rise. They are building advanced microscopes, creating 3D-printed surgical needles and using robotics to understand how self-driving cars would impact traffic flow.

Students at Temple have access to the latest in research technology, from state-of-the-art instrumentation to collaborative centers and institutes, where students and faculty are always involved in exciting interdisciplinary pursuits. 

The experience Temple graduate students gain helps them take that next step in their career, positions them for professional success and contributes to advancement in fields of study that will change the world. 

Learn about the latest in Temple research.

Our Faculty

Temple graduate students have the opportunity to pursue their studies alongside some of the most esteemed scholars, teachers, researchers and artists in the country. The Temple faculty comprises Fulbright Fellows; winners of Lindback Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships and Pew Grants; and field leaders pursuing answers to some of the world’s most important questions.

Learn more about Temple’s graduate faculty.