Established in 2007, the Dual Bachelor Master Degree Program is the right choice for students who value the importance of a graduate degree combined with the educational experience of living and studying at a top research university in the USA.
...early admission into graduate school allows most students to complete both a bachelor and a master degree within five years. The graduate and undergraduate degrees can be in the same field, or in different fields. The Dual Degree Program is an excellent launch pad for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree or a professional career in the USA or in their home country.
...is one of the largest cities on the East Coast and the birthplace of the American nation. Home to more than 60 colleges and universities, the city combines a comprehensive economy with rich cultural diversity.
...and receive individual advising to ensure a successful transition to graduate school and life in the USA. Whether support is needed with preparing the application package, identifying the optimum ways to plan the trip to Philadelphia, navigating the university (housing reservations, course registration, or electronic payments), we are here to answer questions and offer solutions.
Founded in 1884, Temple is a high research activity, state-affiliated public university with over 35,000 students, 8 campuses and 300 academic degree programs. Located in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple is the 28th largest university in the United States and the 5th largest provider of professional degrees.
Temple University: Growing Campus, Growing Reputation
President Ann Weaver Hart is leading Temple University through a renaissance period of high growth and development...
President Ann Weaver Hart is leading Temple University through a renaissance period of high growth and development. Temple programs are climbing national rankings and the campus is growing by leaps and bounds. Over $500 million in renovations have been undertaken in recent years. Several projects were completed in 2009, including:
- $160 million Medical Education and Research Building for the School of Medicine, Ranked 56th in the U.S.A. in research by U.S. News and World Report
- designed for current and emerging trends in medical education, such as virtual learning, clinical simulations, smart classrooms, interdisciplinary collaborations and small group endeavors
- 23,130 square meters of research and laboratory space
- $80 million Alter Hall, home to the Fox School of Business, number 7 for International Business Programs for undergraduate studies and number 18 for graduate studies in the U.S.A. by U.S. News and World Report, one of the Top 50 MBA programs in the U.S.A. and Top 100 in the world by The Economist
- smart classrooms and conference rooms throughout, the largest stock ticker at an American university, and collaboration spaces that facilitate interaction among students, faculty and community and business leaders
- 20,160 square meters in eight stories
- $75 million Tyler School of Art building, which was ranked 14th in the U.S.A. for graduate studies by U.S. News and World Report
- $25 million renovation project for wet labs and infrastructure in Beury Hall, which houses the chemistry and earth and environmental science program
The University also invested $29 million to refit the Baptist Temple, the building in which the university was founded in 1884, as a dramatic new performance space. Over the next few years, Temple plans to construct a high-rise student residence to accommodate the increasing numbers of students attending the university, a new science building in the center of campus, and a new library.
Temple Research News
Temple University’s top tier researchers are making more discoveries, receiving more awards and attracting more funding than ever before ...
- Doctors in the School of Medicine’s Radiation Oncology Department have developed a treatment for lung cancer that administers large, highly precise doses of radiation and doubles patients’ chances of surviving the deadly disease. More information
- Antonio Giordano, director of Temple University’s Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine as well as the Center of Biotechnology, published a comprehensive overview featured on the cover of Nature Reviews Drug Discovery that explores the progress of synthetic inhibitors to target cell cycle kinases in cancer. More information
- In research presented at the International Neurological Society, Gerry Stefanatos, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Health Professions, found that dextroamphetamine (D-AMPH), a drug commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, improved the processing of speech among those suffering from Broca’s aphasia and the similar Anomic aphasia. More information
- Michael Klein, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Science and founding Director of the Institute for Computational Molecular Science, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences at the 146th annual meeting on April 28, 2009. More information
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a five-year, $6 million grant to Biology Chair and Professor Shohreh Amini to continue investigating neurological abnormalities, or injuries, in the central nervous system caused by HIV infection. More information
The Dual Bachelor Master Degree Program is a growing network. We continue to add new university partners, master options, and study options.
University Partners Added 2009
- Xiamen University, China
- Feng Chia University, Taiwan
- Hanyang University, Korea
- Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
- National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
- National Taipei University, Taiwan
Temple Departments Added 2009 (see Master Options)
- Social Work
- Actuarial Science
- Master of Liberal Arts
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Sport and Recreation Management
- 18 students are currently pursuing a master’s degree in engineering, medical research, communication management, statistics, actuarial science, finance, TESOL, sports and recreation management, chemistry, computer science, and liberal arts.
- Six DBMD students are scheduled to graduate from their master program in May 2010. Come back for details
- Tang Weijia (USTC ’05, TU Chemistry MA ‘10) accepted a teaching appointment with the Chemistry Department
- Zhang Yongxu (USTC ’05, TU Statistics MS ‘10) accepted an Academic Intern position with the Math, Science, and Research Center
- Zhuo Li (USTC '05, TU Electrical Engineering MS '10) accepted a Research Assistant position in the Department of Electrical Engineering
DBMD: Home away from home
“At first it was hard for me. But now I feel I found a new home,” Li says. “I think it’s a great program."
In spring 2008, Zhou Li was finishing his junior year as an Electronic Engineering and Information Science major at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei (Anhui province). Just one year later, through the Dual Bachelor Master Degree program, he was more than 7,000 miles away in Youngstown, Ohio, presenting the results of his work with a team of fellow Temple students at the Spring 2009 IEEE Student Activity Conference. His team won 2nd place in the Project Showcase competition. Li was the only representative of his team at the conferences, and he credits this success in large part to how quickly he became comfortable in the American academic environment.
“I was impressed with Mr. Li's technical talent and English speaking skill,” said Professor Li Bai, Li’s advisor at Temple’s College of Engineering, of Li’s performance at the conference. “He was very good at explaining his project to students from other universities.”
“Before I came here, my English was so-so,” says Li. “But I learned a lot during class and in group work and my senior design project.”
Using English in class was the biggest challenge for Li when he first arrived. While there are obvious differences between Philadelphia and Shanghai, Li’s hometown, the cultural adjustment was not difficult for him. “The people are pretty friendly and kind. The biggest difference is population size,” he says. “Temple is a large university, but we have classes of maybe 20 or 30 students at most. In China, our school had much bigger classes. Also, Philadelphia is a big city; you seldom find a seat on a bus or a subway in China, but here it is not as crowded, public transportation is very convenient.”
At Temple, Li is a 5 minute subway ride from the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, cultural activities like the Philadelphia Art Museum, and a wide range of international restaurants in Center City Philadelphia. Historic locations like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and ethnic neighborhoods like the Italian Market, Chinatown and Little Vietnam are all easy to reach. And New York City and Washington, D.C. are about 200 kilometers away and easily accessible by train, airplane or car.
Closer to home, the area around Temple is experiencing rapid development. A new movie theater complex including several new shops was introduced in 2006, and there are plans for a new grocery store as part of a $16 million renovation of nearby Progress Plaza.
Li feels at home at Temple. “At first it was hard for me. But now I feel I found a new home,” he says. “I think it is a great program. I can finish my bachelor and master degree in only 5 years and I got the opportunity to go abroad and study much earlier.”