Temple University

Temple University Admissions and General School Information

Temple University's main campus is located in Philadelphia, PA, and offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. Students pursue study in fields such as law, medicine, education, engineering, communications, social work and liberal arts.

Temple University General Information

Temple University is a comprehensive public research university that offers 300 degree programs to its 34,000 students. In addition to its main campus in Philadelphia, PA, the university maintains its Health Science Center and four other campuses in Pennsylvania, also operating international campuses in Japan and Rome.

Ranked as a High Research Activity university for the Advancement of Teaching by the Carnegie Foundation, Temple is home to 21 centers and institutes and receives extensive federal and state funding. The university offers several notable programs in painting and drawing, trial advocacy and legal writing, which have been recognized by the U.S. News and World Report.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Admission at Temple University is open to first-time, transfer, graduate and continuing education students. The university receives 18,000 undergraduate applications annually and regularly admits just over 11,000 students. All applications require that students supply the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT or the appropriate test scores.

Temple University Schools and Colleges

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts provides opportunities for inter-disciplinary study in 31 undergraduate majors, including four pre-professional programs, 18 master's and 15 doctoral degree programs. Students may pursue liberal arts degrees on the main campus, the Ambler campus or in one of the many Temple University affiliated study abroad programs. In addition to providing instruction from renowned scholars in the social sciences and humanities, most College of Liberal Arts programs engage students in internships, cooperative learning experiences and service learning projects.

College of Education

As the fifth largest college at Temple University, the College of Education enrolls more than 1,800 undergraduate and 650 graduate students. Through three divisions, which include curriculum, instruction and technology studies, educational leadership and policy studies and psychological studies, the College of Education offers 31 areas of concentration that lead to Pennsylvania certification. The college offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as teaching certificate and specialty credentials.

Tyler School of Art

Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art incorporates 13 departments offering bachelor's and master's degrees and doctorates in a range of mediums, including as sculpture, graphic design and art history. Professional degrees in architecture are also available. The school is known for engaging all first-year art students in the same foundational curriculum, which promotes problem-solving, critical thinking and studio techniques. Located in a cutting-edge, 255,000 square foot building, the Tyler School of Art offers high-tech studios and classrooms as well as large-scale installation and exhibition spaces.

Fox School of Business

With a student population of more than 6,500 students, the Fox School of Business is the largest business school of the greater Philadelphia metro area. Comprised of 14 departments, the school offers bachelors, master's, doctoral and dual degree programs that have been ranked by such publications as The Princeton Review, The Economist, and The Financial Times. The school also has 21 business student organizations that can provide networking and career advancement opportunities.

School of Tourism & Hospitality Management

Temple University's School of Tourism & Hospitality is the largest school of its kind in the Philadelphia region and is home to a unique research center on tourism and e-commerce. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of tourism and hospitality management and sport and recreation management. Students in this school may get to intern with major sports and tourism companies, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Walt Disney World and Hyatt Hotels.

Beasley School of Law

The Beasley School of Law offers Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degree programs with specializations in legal writing and research, intellectual property law, tourism and hospitality managementlaw, business and tax law, international law, public interest law and trial advocacy. The school heavily emphasizes practical law experience, connecting students with internships and professional experience in civic agencies, law firms, financial organizations and court. Additionally, the Beasley School of Law is home to a national trial team that has won several National Criminal Defense Lawyers' championships.

College of Health Professions & Social Work

This college encompasses eight departments as well as the School of Social Work. Several of the college's programs, including occupational therapy, physical therapy and public health, have been ranked among the nation's top 50 by U.S. News and World Report. The college offers five doctoral, nine master's and eight bachelor's degree programs in addition to postgraduate certificates in nursing.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine, located at Temple University's Health Sciences Center, is divided into 18 clinical departments, including pathology, neurosurgery and emergency medicine, seven basic science departments, such as biochemistry and microbiology, and two research centers. The School of Medicine offers residency and fellowship, graduate-level biomedical science, medical doctorate, post-baccalaureate and continuing education programs. In total, the school serves approximately 500 residents, 150 graduate students and over 700 medical students.

School of Pharmacy

Temple University's School of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Pharmacy program and several thesis and non-thesis graduate programs that can lead to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The school oversees the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research, which offers students the opportunity to study drug design and development.

Kornberg School of Dentistry

The comprehensive Kornberg School of Dentistry offers graduate and professional degrees in seven areas of dentistry, including oral maxillofacial medicine and surgery, orthodontics, endodontolgy and dental public health services. The school also offers clinical dental services to the community through its clinic at the Health Sciences Center.

School of Podiatric Medicine

Temple University's School of Podiatric Medicine is located in the Health Sciences Center and offers a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program as well as internships and dual degrees in health professions or business. Additionally, the school manages the Gait Study Center, which pursues biomedical research in health and mobility.

School of Environmental Design

The School of Environmental Design on the Temple University Ambler campus offers sustainable design courses, certificates and degrees in community and regional planning, horticulture and landscape architecture. The school incorporates the Landscape Arboretum, which includes an award-winning sustainable wetland garden, and the Center for Sustainable Communities, which conducts interdisciplinary environmental research.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is made up of of three departments, which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering, bioengineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and construction management technology. The college offers a unique cooperative work program, which lets students apply classroom skills in professional settings and to use new engineering technology. Students in the College of Engineering get to conduct research with faculty through the 18 laboratories and research centers the college maintains.

College of Science & Technology

Home to 3,200 students and 180 faculty members, the College of Science and Technology provides more than 20 bachelor's degree programs and 11 graduate programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The college is comprised of four research centers and six departments, including physics , biology and computer science. Dual degree and interdisciplinary programs are available at the undergraduate level in conjunction with other Temple University colleges, such as the School of Medicine, or multiple College of Science and Technology departments.

School of Communications & Theater

Temple University's School of Communications and Theater is the largest in the Philadelphia metro area and offers interdisciplinary programs through seven departments, including telecommunications and mass media, broadcasting, film and media arts, theater, journalism and advertising. The college offers Bachelor of Arts degrees, several types of master's degrees and a Doctor of Philosophy program. Students in this college have access to state-of-the-art facilities including multiple multimedia and video editing labs, two 300-seat theaters and a fully equipped newsroom.

Boyer College of Music & Dance

The Boyer College of Music and Dance offers conservatory level training, preparing students for careers as professional musicians and dancers. The music department offers ten music programs, including voice and opera, composition, jazz studies and instrumental studies, which lead to Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. The college's dance department offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Education and PhD programs which emphasize modern dance, performance and choreography.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • Phone Number: (215) 204-7000