College of Liberal Arts
Dean's Office, 12th floor
Degree Programs: isc.temple.edu/grad/Programs/
Morris Vogel, Ph.D. Acting Dean
Mark A. Schneider, J.D., Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Dean's Office, 12th floor Anderson Hall Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-8583, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Liberal Arts offers course work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.), the Master of Arts degree (M.A.), and the Master of Liberal Arts degree (M.L.A.). Programs are offered in the following fields:
General Requirements for Master's and Doctoral Programs
Students are urged to read carefully applicable requirements set out elsewhere in this Bulletin.
Application of Credit Taken Prior to Matriculation
The time period for completing a graduate degree program begins with the semester of matriculation. All courses taken prior to that semester are subject to evaluation and approval by the departmental faculty and the College of Liberal Arts.
The following guidelines apply to transfer of graduate credits taken prior to matriculation:
Note: The College Graduate Committee will consider exceptional cases put forward by departments.
Master of Arts
Detailed information about the regulations and requirements for each of the College's M.A. programs is available under departmental entries in this Bulletin.
The faculty and the College reserve the right to establish additional requirements, with or without credit, for the degree.
Doctor of Philosophy
Detailed information about the regulations and requirements for each of the Ph.D. programs is available under departmental entries in this Bulletin.
A doctoral student may request up to 30 credit hours of advanced standing for graduate work completed at Temple or at another recognized college or university. This credit must satisfy the following requirements:
In evaluating previous graduate work for advanced standing the receiving department and the College of Liberal Arts will consider the age of the work and the applicant's professional activities since the conferral of the graduate degree in question.
The College of Liberal Arts has established procedures to handle student appeals. For a copy of these procedures, contact the Graduate Office. However, appeals concerning dismissal from graduate programs for failure to receive satisfactory grades, pass general examinations within two tries, or register continuously, are to be directed to the Graduate School.
Direct inquiries to: Dr. Nathaniel Norment, Jr., Graduate Studies Director, 215-204-8478, 8th floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Abu Abarry, Associate Professor, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Nilgun Anandolu-Okur, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Hacettepe University; Molefi Kete Asante, Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, L.H.D., University of New Haven; Ella Forbes, Associate Professor, Ph.D, Temple University; Joyce A. Joyce, Professor and Chair, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Ama Mazama (Marie-Josee Cerol), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Sorbonne; Nathaniel Norment, Jr., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Fordham University; Sonja Peterson-Lewis, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida;
The Department of African American Studies offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The M.A. program seeks to answer the intellectual needs of the student and the particular needs of society that are not satisfied by a baccalaureate degree. Thus the M.A. provides more specialized study in African American Studies than the baccalaureate. The Ph.D. program is designed to ensure that the student satisfies the standards of excellence in preparation for the highest achievement in active scholarship and research in African American Studies. Thus a student is prepared for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry that may be manifested in creative scholarship or careers in social, academic, civil, or international settings.
Areas of Concentration
The Department of African American Studies offers two broad areas of
concentration at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels:
Students who choose the Social/Behavioral concentration will take a course of study that emphasizes theories and methods for identifying, researching, and suggesting solutions for various historical, social, and behavioral puzzles within the African experience in the United States and the world.