All Temple University graduate programs require a completed application form, a statement of goals, and one certified copy of official transcripts from every college and university attended, including Temple University. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is ordinarily required for admissions consideration. However, requirements for some programs may vary.
Please note that applications typically are not reviewed until they are complete, which requires receipt of all required credentials and payment of the application fee. Applications may be submitted to more than one program, but no student may pursue two degrees simultaneously, except for those admitted to university-approved dual degree programs.
Note: International applicants should refer to detailed instructions designed specifically for them.
1. Research your graduate degree program.
Be sure you have the information you need for the application process. You can find application deadlines and evaluation criteria in the Graduate Bulletin.
You can also visit your specific degree program’s Graduate Bulletin and view the “Contacts” page to determine how and where to deliver supporting documents. You will also find a link to the school or college website where you can review the program's admissions process. All application materials, including portfolios and exhibits, become the property of Temple University and will not be copied, forwarded to another institution or returned.
Note: Application deadlines vary by school or college and by degree program. You must verify fall, spring or summer term application deadlines as specified in the degree program’s Graduate Bulletin.
2. Take a standardized test.
If required by your degree program of choice, take a standardized test of scholastic aptitude, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (general and/or subject), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). No photocopies of score reports for any standardized test will be accepted. Scores must be reported by the testing service within five years of your test date. Submission of scores should follow the requirements below.
- For the GRE, scores should be sent electronically from Educational Testing Service to institution code 2906, except for the College of Public Health and the College of Science and Technology. For College of Public Health degree programs, please refer to your specific program’s application instructions. The code for the College of Science and Technology is 4815.
- For the GMAT, scores should be sent electronically from GMAC to institution code 2906.
- For the MAT, scores should be sent in an official paper record from Pearson or the Temple University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. The reporting code is 2548 for the College of Public Health; all other MAT scores should be reported to 1666 for the Graduate School.
3. Complete your application.
If you are ready to apply, use the following links to begin the application process.
The online application is not submitted until a nonrefundable application fee of $60 is paid.
- Boyer College of Music and Dance
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Public Health
- College of Science and Technology
- Fox School of Business and Management
- Kornberg School of Dentistry
- Lew Klein College of Media and Communication
- Lewis Katz School of Medicine
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Social Work
- School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
- School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
- Tyler School of Art and Architecture
The application is also available online in PDF format. (Adobe Acrobat is required.) A nonrefundable application fee of $75 is to be paid with the paper application.
If you are a U.S. applicant, with documentation from your program director, you are eligible to have the application fee waived for a Temple-hosted application if you participate in one of the following programs.
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- McNair Scholars
- NIH Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)
- NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
- Sally Casanova Scholars
For specific instructions on how to have your application fee waived, contact
Tara Schumacher, department coordinator of graduate recruitment.
4. Submit your supporting credentials.
In addition to your application, be sure to send us all of your supporting credentials. It is important that you visit the website of the school or college that houses your program and thoroughly review its admissions process. Visit the “Contacts” page in the specific degree program’s Graduate Bulletin to determine how, where and when to deliver supporting documents. All application materials, including portfolios and exhibits, become the property of Temple University and will not be copied, forwarded to another institution or returned.
Most programs require some or all of the following materials.
If you have any questions regarding the graduate application process, contact your anticipated degree program, school or college.