College of Science and Technology
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College of Science and Technology
The College of Science and Technology offers course work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.), the Master of Science degree (M.S.), the Master of Arts degree (M.A.), and the Master of Science in Engineering degree (M.S.E.). Programs are offered in the following fields:
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 Science and Technology.
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 Science
Detailed information about the regulations and requirements of the College's M.S. 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 of 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 Science and Technology 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 Science and Technology 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 Board Student Appeals Committee in the Graduate School.
Direct inquiries to: Chair of the Graduate Committee, (215) 204-8854, 255 Biological Life Sciences Building, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, E-mail: V5381e@vm.temple.edu
Frank N. Chang, Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Edward R. Gruberg, Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois; S. Robert Hilfer, Professor, Ph.D., Yale University; Nina Hillman, Professor, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ralph Hillman, Professor, Ph.D., Yale University; Richard L. Miller, Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Michael I. Mote, Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles; Paul Z. Myers, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Oregon; Karen Palter, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Princeton University; Harry P. Rappaport, Professor, Ph.D., Yale University; Robert Sanders, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Joel B. Sheffield, Professor and Chair, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Laurie Tompkins, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Princeton University; Richard B. Waring, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Essex; Richard C. Weisenberg, Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Michael Wolfersberger, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Temple University; Lawrence Yager, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University.
The Department of Biology offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Department believes that preparation for both teaching and research is important. Broad preparation is offered in the major research areas in biology through a variety of formal courses and advanced seminars, and students are encouraged to take courses in related sciences.