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Temple University

Department of Political Science

Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University

Overview

Temple University / Department of Political Science is located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Preliminary and oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
43
Accepted
23
Enrolled
67%

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 December 1st 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 General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

73
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.59%
Black or African American 6.85%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.74%
Unknown 1.37%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 3
Male (16)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6096
United States
Contact Ryan Vander Wielen
Graduate Chair
Email: rwielen@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-1469
Fax: 215-204-3770