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Temple University

Department of Geography and Urban Studies

Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University

Overview

Temple University / Department of Geography and Urban Studies is located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography and urban studies
Professional Science Master's (PSM) Geographic information systems
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information systems
Master of Arts (MA) Geography and urban studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
24
Accepted
15
Enrolled
45%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th December 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.12%
Black or African American 18.37%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 8.16%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 2
Male (16)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social justice, sustainability, globalization, geographic methods, urban processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6096
United States
Contact Dr. C. Hamil Pearsall
Graduate Director
Email: hamil.pearsall@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-3074
Fax: 215-204-7833

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