Admissions Information

Learn more about the admissions process for prospective graduate students

Admissions Requirements

The College of Engineering at Temple University welcomes applications to its doctoral and master’s degree programs.  Applications are considered for both the fall and spring terms.  We encourage applicants to apply early to allow plenty of time for processing the required credentials.  Upon receiving all of the required credentials, a student’s application is reviewed individually by the appropriate department.

Applicants to the doctoral or master’s degree programs must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited or equivalent institution.  Students with an undergraduate degree in a related field will also be considered for admission, though they may be required to complete some prerequisite coursework.  For applicants to the doctoral program, a master’s degree is preferred, though not required. 
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Minimum GRE scores as follows:  Verbal – 450 (150 for revised test), Quantitative – 650 (151 for revised test), Analytical Writing – 4.5
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required with the following minimum scores: 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, OR a 6.5 on the academic version on the IELTS.

Application Materials

To apply for admission to our doctoral or master's degree programs, applicants must submit the following credentials:

  • Graduate Application and application fee. Click here for the online application.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.  Applicants presenting international credentials must provide transcripts/marksheets, and degree certificates or diplomas in their original language1.  Additionally, applicants must provide literal translations of these academic documents by an appropriate university or government official.  All transcripts/marksheets, degree certificates, and diplomas must be sent directly from the post-secondary institution2.
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resumé / CV
  • Official GRE score report sent directly from the Educational Testing Agency (ETS).  Temple University’s institutional code is 2906. 

1For applicants whose native is not English: TOEFL or IELTS official score report sent directly from the testing agency.
2Applicants from India and China: please see “International Applicants Requirements” section. 

We encourage applicants to submit their applications online; however, all supporting documents (transcripts, goals statement, reference letters) must be submitted by regular mail. 

All supporting documentation and paper applications must be mailed directly to the College of Engineering at the following address:

Office of Graduate Studies
College of Engineering
Temple University
1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

If needed, a paper application can be found at the Graduate Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

 Fall TermSpring Term
Domestic Students6/111/1
International Students3/18/1
Funding Consideration
(Domestic and International Students)
1/158/1

Applications received after the stated deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Application Process for Non-Degree Study

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree have the option to take graduate-level courses in the College of Engineering on as a non-degree student.   To register for classes as a non-degree student, students will need to complete and submit the following documents:

These materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies at the address listed above.