Learn more about how a graduate education at Temple helps students realize their goals, make meaningful connections and participate in important research initiatives.

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Trae Manzili

PhD Africology and African American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

"Grad school demands a lot, but it's immensely rewarding when you're prepared and focused."

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Hoa Vo

MPH Health Policy & Management, MS Health Informatics 
College of Public Health '22

"I highly value human connections and sharing knowledge, and I believe the more you show up, the more you connect, the better the outcome."

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Uddipana Kakati

PhD Chemistry
College of Science and Technology '23

"To anyone considering a PhD, I would say make sure you're truly passionate about the field, or the process will feel like a struggle. I love chemistry, and I loved the work I was doing in my PhD."

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Colin Hammar

PhD Sociology
College of Liberal Arts '21

"A lot of the advice you get when you enter a PhD program is to know from the outset what you want to do and where you want to go, and to have your research agenda conceptualized before you start. While I think that can be helpful, I also think it’s important to stay open to new directions and opportunities."

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Noah Griffith

MS Sport Business 
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management '21

"You have to learn to be uncomfortable in order to make progress and improve. I think that’s one of the most important things."

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Simone Shemshedini

MLArch Landscape Architecture 
Tyler School of Art and Architecture

"I think it’s important to stay connected with the land you’re working on so that you can make decisions that are in-touch and realistic."

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Jaggar DeMarco

PhD Media and Communication
Klein College of Media and Communication

"My goal in grad school is to show that there is no social justice without disability advocacy."

Ontaria Kim Wilson

Ontaria Kim Wilson

MFA Directing
Boyer College of Music and Dance

"Our society puts so much stress on time and age, but I have learned that those things shouldn’t hold you back from doing what you love to do."

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Negar Ghasemi

MS Music Technology 
Boyer College of Music and Dance

"Coming to Temple was like finding a family that I felt a lack of upon my immigration."

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Sena Abigail Atsugah

PhD Dance  
Boyer College of Music and Dance

"It’s important to remember that your family and friends are looking up to you, and the world is looking up to you."

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Yerusalem Yohannes

MPH Social and Behavioral Sciences  
College of Public Health

"With Temple being such a big school, it was amazing how I received such a high level of personal and individualized support."

Camila Franco Rodriguez on campus

Camila Franco Rodriguez

PhD Hispanic Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts

"There’s something really comforting about being able to speak Spanish with people in my department."

Hannah Kim on campus

Hannah Kim

PhD Bioinformatics
College of Science and Technology

“When you conduct research, it’s all about finding something new and unique – and you will learn a lot about yourself along the way too.” 

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Mariel Delacruz

PhD Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts

“Being able to contribute to my own community, especially in North Philly, has been a motivating factor for me throughout my studies.” ​

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Jovan Andjelkovic

PhD Machine Learning
College of Science and Technology

“The best moment of teaching is the light bulb moment, and the happiness you see when the student realizes they understand the material.” 

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Linh Vo

MS Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Fox School of Business

“Temple helped me get out of my comfort zone to try new things. It will expose you to all kinds of opportunities, and all you have to do is take the steps to grab them.” 

PhD candidate Lucas de Souza Martins stands smiling on Temple's campus

Lucas de Souza Martins

PhD Diplomatic History
College of Liberal Arts

“I have had many opportunities to visit the countries I’m studying, to meet with policymakers, and to network with important figures in my field.”

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Amber Cowan 

Ceramics/Glass MFA 
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Class of 2011

“I had a wonderful support system at Tyler and met some of my best friends in the graduate program.”

Temple University College of Liberal Arts Anthropology student and Fulbright scholar Dana Muñiz Pacheco.

Dana Muñiz Pacheco

Anthropology PhD
College of Liberal Arts 
Class of 2024

Temple has been a space for me to grow, both personally and professionally. From the mentoring of faculty, to research and conference grants, to the diversity within the urban setting of campus, I have gained the tools to project my career after graduation. 

Temple University College of Liberal Arts History student and Fulbright scholar Eric Perinovic.

Eric Perinovic

History PhD
College of Liberal Arts 
Class of 2022

Dr. Jay Lockenour is one of the only people in the United States that I could work with on my project and research interests. He's offered me a great deal of help and support along the way. In many ways, applying to a PhD program is like applying for an apprenticeship.