The College of Engineering at Temple University welcomes applications to its doctoral, master’s and certificate programs.

In our small, tight-knit community you will get the most up-to-date education at a great value to your career. Explore our programs request an information packet, or reach out to the graduate office at the College of Engineering for more information or to arrange a visit. 

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. We suggest you apply early to allow plenty of time for processing the required credentials. Upon receiving all of the required credentials, the application will be reviewed individually by the appropriate department.

Start your application here!

Graduate Program 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 – 150, Quantitative – 151, Analytical Writing – 4.5
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required with the following minimum scores: 79 on the internet-based TOEFL OR a 6.5 on the academic version of the IELTS.

Application Materials

The following credentials must be submitted for doctoral or master's degree programs:

  • Completed graduate application and submission of the application fee. 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants presenting international transcripts/credentials should click here for additional information.
  • 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.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL or the academic-version of the IELTS exam is required. TOEFL scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. Students who have taken the IELTS can submit a photocopy of their score results.


The following credentials can be sent to our office either via email to or by hard-copy mail to the college address listed below.

  • Goals statement (note: this can also be uploaded in the online application) Resumé / CV Reference letters - if sending these via email, they should come directly from your reference writer's email address .
  • Both the GRE and TOEFL test scores must be sent officially to Temple University directly from ETS. Students who have taken the IELTS can submit a photocopy of their score results.
  • Transcripts must be sent officially to the College of Engineering directly from your institution either by email or mail.

Mail official documents and transcripts directly to the following address:

Office of Admissions and Graduate Student Services
College of Engineering Temple University
1947 N. 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122


Note: The Professional Science Master in Computer and Systems Security has a Fall Semester start only.

Domestic Students
Fall Term: March 1
Spring Term: November 1

International Students
Fall Term: March 1
Spring Term: August 1

PhD Funding Consideration (Domestic and International) 
Fall Term: January 15
Spring Term: August 1 

Applications received after the stated deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis. You can track your application status to determine the progress of your application and whether an admission decision has been made by clicking here.


Tuition Rates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:

  • Pennsylvania Resident: $1041 / semester hour
  • Out-of-State Resident: $1373 / semester hour
Financial Assistance 
For PhD Students Only
  • Teaching and Research Assistantships: All qualified full-time applicants are automatically reviewed for either a teaching or research assistantship.  There is no separate application necessary to be considered for one of these awards.  Students awarded an assistantship receive a stipend, tuition remission and health insurance.  In exchange for this, students are asked to conduct research or assist faculty in the classroom.  Preference is given to those applicants who already have M.S. degrees.
  • University-Wide Fellowships: Temple University offers a limited number of fellowships to support its most outstanding applicants.  Nominations for fellowships are submitted by the department / program only; self-nomination is not permitted.  Fellowships typically provide a stipend, tuition remission and health insurance coverage.
For MS Students Only
  • Merit-based Scholarships:  The College of Engineering awards a number of merit-based scholarships to our most competitive master's degree applicants.  Students are automatically considered for these awards when they are reviewed for admission, and will be notified at time of admission if they've received such an award.
For All Graduate Students
  • Federal Aid: U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for need-based assistance by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Merit-based National Fellowships: The Office of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising (SDFA) offers assistance to Temple students in all stages of the application process for competitive, merit-based national fellowships.
  • Additional Resources for International Students:  Temple's Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides information about a variety of funding sources available to international students pursuing an education in the United States.