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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.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS Env E)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
(Graduate Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 44
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, dissertation proposal and defense


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st August 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; BS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution; resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; MS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution (preferred); resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; BS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution; resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 3.37%
Black or African American 5.29%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.48%
Asian 9.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.96%
Unknown 2.4%


Male (75%)
Female (25%)


Total faculty
Full-time (67)
Part-time (49)
Male (100)
Female (16)


Focus of faculty research: Advanced/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 year:

Location & Contact

Address 1947 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122
United States
Contact Dr. Keya Sadeghipour
Phone: 215-204-5285