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Have questions about Temple's graduate programs and campuses, tuition and financial aid, or applying as an international student? Find answers to your questions and more below.
Prospective students can refer to the online application system through which they applied to learn more about their status. Application timelines vary, according to the school or college which houses your program. See contact information for each school and college at Temple University.
Application deadlines depend on your anticipated degree program. Check the Graduate Bulletin page for your degree program to confirm the application deadline.
Required supporting application materials vary according to the degree program. Review the degree program’s Graduate Bulletin page to confirm the supporting materials that must be submitted along with your application.
Temple offers an array of master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates across many disciplines, including arts and humanities, business, education and STEM fields.
If you have a specific course in mind, explore the graduate course list in the Graduate Bulletin, which also includes the full breadth of graduate programs organized by school or college. Temple also offers a full list of courses and programs that can be completed online, providing the flexibility needed for working professionals.
You can also find more information specific to graduate students and programs by visiting the following school and college websites.
Any currently enrolled Temple graduate student taking nine or more credit hours of coursework is considered a full-time student.
Yes. Check the Graduate Bulletin to determine your program’s criteria for accepting advanced standing or transfer credits.
Some graduate degree programs offer online courses. To confirm if a particular course is offered online, you can reference Temple's Course Catalog in TUportal. All online course section numbers are in the 700s.
Students taking a leave of absence must complete a Leave of Absence Request form and submit it to their department advisor. Forms can be easily accessed by following the steps below.
Please note that students who do not return following the approved term for their Leave of Absence or who did not apply for a Leave of Absence and are not enrolled for two consecutive terms must apply for readmission to their school or college.
Research is an essential building block in the foundation of learning at Temple. Graduate students and faculty continue to perform groundbreaking research throughout the academic year, and beyond.
Classified as an R1 research facility by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Temple ranks among the top five most active research institutions in Pennsylvania. As of 2017, 35 startup companies that were formed based on Temple discoveries accounted for $394 million in investment and 93 active jobs.
Additionally, Temple's research faculty includes 15 Guggenheim fellows, two MacArthur fellows and two Nobel Prize winners. Learn more about research and research opportunities at Temple, and explore graduate degree programs in STEM.
There are hundreds of organizations and events at Temple, many of which are available to graduate students. Connect with fellow students, explore an area of interest or learn more about professional development opportunities by accessing Owl Connect, Temple’s online source of upcoming events, clubs and committees. Find a complete list of diverse organizations and view their upcoming events. You can even use the tracking tool to schedule and record your individual involvement.
An international student seeking admission to Temple who does not hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. institution is required to take a test of academic English, such as the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or Duolingo. With some exceptions, the required minimum scores are as follows.
Learn more about international application requirements.
Philadelphia residents have the benefit of living in a major city with an affordable cost of living. Its neighborhoods offer diversity and culture, all within close proximity to Temple’s campuses. Learn more about the city, including opportunities for exploring your interests outside of your graduate studies.
If you plan to commute to Temple’s Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center or our Center City location via public transportation, SEPTA (Philadelphia’s transportation system) offers multiple ways to get to campus via its subway, bus and regional rail systems. Broad Street, or Route 611, runs north-south through Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center and the city. Broad Street is easily accessible from Interstate 676 via Interstates 76 and 95, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For New Jersey residents, these campuses are not far from the Ben Franklin Bridge.
For those who want to live in Philadelphia but take classes at the Ambler campus, there is a shuttle from Main Campus that transports students back and forth between Ambler and the city.
Learn more about traveling to campus and finding the best route for you.
Tuition costs and fees vary depending on your school or college. Once you have selected a degree program, visit the Bursar’s Office website to determine your tuition costs. For information on fees, contact your program of study.
Temple University offers two types of fellowships to a limited number of newly admitted students in both doctoral and Master of Fine Arts degree programs. Students can be nominated by their program of study for a
Learn more about fellowship opportunities at Temple University.
University financial support is available in the form of academic internships, graduate externships, research assistantships and teaching assistantships. These are offered through departments, as well through nonacademic units, based on need and fit. Learn more about these opportunities.
As a graduate student, you may apply for university funding, external scholarships and federal financial aid options to help fund your degree. Learn more about financial aid available to graduate students.