Welcome to the College of Engineering

In our small, tight-knit community you will get the most up-to-date education at a great value to your career.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis within the deadlines outlined below. It is highly recommended that you apply early to ensure the processing time can be completed and consideration be given for scholarship or university/college funding. Upon receiving all required credentials, the application will be reviewed individually by the appropriate department.

For graduate level Engineering Certificate programs or non-degree coursework please review this information

Graduate Program Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited or equivalent institution. Students with an undergraduate degree in a non-engineering field will be considered for admission, though pre-requisite coursework may need to be completed prior to enrolling. Applicants with a non-engineering degree should contact the Admissions office prior to applying at gradengr@temple.edu.
  • In the Ph.D. program a master’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • An undergraduate GPA minimum of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Minimum quantitative GRE scores of at least the 50th percentile.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official results from the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum scores required are 79 on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS.

Application Materials

  • Graduate application and $60 application fee. 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Get more information about international transcripts/credentials.
  • Three letters of reference from academic or professional sources
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Official results from the GRE exam. Temple University’s institutional code is 2906.
  • Official results from the TOEFL exam for applicants whose native language is not English. TOEFL scores must be reported directly from the testing agency using code 2906. Applicants who have taken the IELTS can submit a photocopy of their results.

Mail official documents and transcripts directly to the following address:

Temple University College of Engineering
Office of Enrollment Management
1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Official electronic copies can be emailed to gradengr@temple.edu.


Note: The Certificate program in Computer and Systems Security begins in the Fall Semester only

Master's Programs

Domestic Applicants
Fall Term: June 1
Spring Term: November 1

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

PhD Programs

Fall Semester (all applicants)

December 15 – Fellowships Consideration Deadline
January 15 – Priority Deadline for Teaching and Research Assistantship Consideration
March 1 – Regular Decision Deadline

Spring Semester:
Domestic applicants: November 1
International applicants: August 1

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


To estimate your tuition expense, please visit the Bursar's Office.

PhD Student Funding Opportunities

  • University-Wide Fellowships: Temple University offers a limited number of fellowships to support its most outstanding doctoral 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. Applicants must apply by December 15 to be considered for a University fellowship.
  • 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. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 15 priority deadline to be considered for teaching or research assistantships.

MS Student Scholarships

  • Merit-based Scholarships:  The College of Engineering awards a limited 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 the 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.