College of Engineering Temple University

College of Engineering Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $15,354
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
7 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Graduate Engineering Degree and Program Options

Our Ph.D. Degrees are designed for students planning careers in industrial, government, or academic settings. These degrees can be earned through advanced study in any engineering departments: Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

By earning a Master of Science degree, a student can advance in a chosen field by uniting engineering theory and practice. Research and non-research focused programs are available in the M.S. degree programs. Graduates who complete the research program option are prepared to enroll in a doctoral program. The graduates who choose either option are ready to contribute to technological industries.

Graduate education within the Bioengineering Department is interdisciplinary. Engineering research is applied to healthcare and other related areas. Those working toward a graduate degree in bioengineering can concentrate on biomechanics, biomaterials, or bioelectronics.

Graduate education within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department involves practical instruction and research concentrations. Candidates for the M.S. in Electrical Engineering degree may choose from concentrations in computer architectures and microelectronics, digital signal processing and digital data communication, or intelligent systems and control. Students in the Professional Science Master's degree in Computer & Security Systems will focus on the technology layer within the cyber-physical security paradigm, and on the tools and methodologies needed to ensure trustworthiness and asset protection of hardware and network systems.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering focuses on advanced composites, biomechanics, dynamical systems and fluids, and energy.

The M.S. in Environmental Engineering covers fundamentals and applications of water resources engineering; pollution in natural systems, such as water, ground, and air; the fate of pollutants in groundwater and soil; emerging contaminants; flow in porous media; and use of multifractals in environmental transport, hazardous waste management, and complex geochemical processes in subsurface environments, among others. The M.S. in Civil Engineering encompasses studies and applied research in structural engineering, including reinforced masonry, pre-stressed masonry walls, and seismic design.

Finally, the College of Engineering, in conjunction with Temple's Fox School of Business, offers a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. Students in this program will develop an in-depth understanding of strategy, innovation, creativity, management, and entrepreneurship.

Faculty and Students Conduct Interdisciplinary Research in Forward-looking Facilities

Temple University recognizes that engineering is becoming a more interdisciplinary field, as engineers contribute to a range of industries. The College of Engineering's research initiatives also reflect an interdisciplinary approach. The college's research-focused faculty leads activities in promising spheres, such as the computer-brain interface, targeted drug delivery, and green engineering. Conducting research in an atmosphere of teamwork prepares students to become leaders in their profession. Graduate students from the College of Engineering conduct projects with other departments, colleges, and schools at Temple University, such as the College of Science and Technology and the School of Medicine.

In fields such as bioengineering, College of Engineering projects can involve interdisciplinary research that is coordinated with other sciences and clinical investigators at the university or at other institutions. Electrical engineering students conduct interdisciplinary research in conjunction with faculty in other branches of engineering, science, and mathematics. All disciplines in the college are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary research projects. Graduate students are also eligible for research assistantships.

The college's distinguished faculty members have received prestigious awards and grants for research funding. Cutting-edge research facilities and laboratories are dedicated to collaborative initiatives. The Center for Bioengineering and Biomaterials and the Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center are two examples of College of Engineering centers established to facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Philadelphia is a City at the Forefront of Technology

Temple University's main campus is located in vibrant Philadelphia, less than two miles from the city's center. This urban location is an advantage for Temple graduate students who are immersed in progressive science and technology. As the second largest city on the east coast, Philadelphia appeals to graduate students with its numerous music venues, restaurants, theaters, and shopping.

Furthermore, Temple University's location in Philadelphia gives access to a phenomenal array of employment opportunities all throughout the city. Chances are, there will be some opportunity available for employment for any interested student at Temple.

Philadelphia has a full roster of teams: baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. Students can navigate the neighborhoods using all modes of transportation. Not far from this major Pennsylvania city, two other attraction-filled, urban areas can be reached for a student weekend away: New York City and Washington, D.C.

Philadelphia itself is a multicultural city, providing to students numerous opportunities to immerse themselves in other cultures and traditions. Moreover, Philadelphia also offers up the opportunities of a city filled with universities and colleges, including activities and events open to all participants, and a thriving youthful culture spread city-wide. Philadelphia offers all this and more while also providing an affordable cost of living to its denizens.

Students will find the history of America's founding inside and outside city limits. Valley Forge is not only a historical park, but also a place to cycle and picnic among rolling hills. The Franklin Institute, a hands-on science museum, ranks as a favorite of visitors and Philadelphians alike.

When the weather's warm, students can shop at the open-air Italian Market, or visit any of the beaches within driving distance. They can travel less than hour away from the city to explore the Dutch Country of Pennsylvania. In this area, they can soak up the greenery and exotic flowers in Longwood Gardens. When snow starts to fall, skiing and festivals continue to keep students active in Pennsylvania, especially with the beautiful Poconos within driving range of the campus.

Location & Contact

College of Engineering

Temple University

1947 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Dr. Keya Sadeghipour


Phone: 215-204-5285

Ms. Colleen Baillie

Director, Enrollment

Phone: 215-204-7800
Fax: 215-204-6936

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Science (MS)
      Graduate Certificate in Stormwater Management
      Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS Env E)
      Master of Science in Bioengineering (MBE)
      Master of Science in Engineering Management (MEM)
      Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
      Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
      Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 30
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 1
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$15,354
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,700
    • International student tuition$20,700
    • * Tuition for full-time graduate student per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term fees$345
    • One-time fee$60
    • * Fees for full-time graduate students
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied299
    • Accepted195
    • Acceptance Rate65%
    • Enrolled53
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Application Fee - Online $60
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline March 1st August 1st Yes
    • For students seeking funding consideration:
      Fall Deadline: March 1st
      Spring Deadline: November 1st
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreeminimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; BS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution; resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
    • PhD Degreeminimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; MS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution (preferred); resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
    • Other Advanced Degreesminimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; BS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution; resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, 79 TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, 6.5 IELTS paper based
  • Application Requirements
    • Graduate application and application fee.
    • Official transcripts for all postsecondary institutions attended. Applicants presenting international credentials must provide transcripts/marksheets, and degree certificates or diplomas in their original language. Additionally, applicants must provide literal translations of these academic documents by an appropriate university of government official. All transcripts/marksheets, degree certificates and diplomas must be sent directly from the postsecondary institution.
    • Resume
    • Three letters of reference.
    • Statement of goals.
    • Official GRE score report sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
    • For applicants whose native language in not English: TOEFL or IELTS official score report sent directly from the testing agency.

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students164
    • Female Percentage34%
    • Male Percentage66%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students164
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Full-time Percentage78%
    • Female34%
    • Male66%
    • Minority Students48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian24%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown42%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty116
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage14%
    • Male Percentage86%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchadvanced/computer-aided manufacturing and advanced materials processing; soft-tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; biomaterials and stem cell engineering; computer engineering; construction engineering and management; dynamics, controls, and systems; energy and environmental science; engineering physics and engineering mathematics; green engineering; signal processing and communication; transportation engineering; water resources, hydrology, and environmental engineering
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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