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Africology and African American Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Contribute to the body of work that analyzes and interprets the past, present and future of the African and African American peoples. Gain a comprehensive working knowledge of African and diaspora studies and the ability to design and evaluate coursework in the subject. 

Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts

Study humanity with a doctoral degree from a highly selective program with a focus on practical research. Become well-positioned for tenure-track academic positions and advisory roles in the government and private sectors. 

Art History

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Prepare for teaching at the college level or other research-oriented positions that require advanced specialized study.

Bioengineering

College of Engineering

Expand your knowledge of bioengineering and collaborate with faculty from Temple’s Medical and Engineering departments, as well as regional and global leaders in biological research, clinical applications and pharmaceuticals.

Bioinformatics

College of Science and Technology

Form expertise in computational methods for analyzing biological data. Study a blend of biology, computational chemistry and genomics, computer science, data science, mathematics, and statistics in a research-focused curriculum. Choose from the biological data analysis, evolutionary genomics, evolutionary medicine and structural bioinformatics tracks.

Biology

College of Science and Technology

Delve into rigorous advanced study of biological life and processes. You'll prepare for further scholarship and teaching through interdisciplinary research and coursework in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Cap your degree with an original dissertation exploring your primary research interests. 

Biomedical Sciences

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Complete your graduate education in the applications of human biology and chemistry in a program that includes dissertation research, journal clubs and seminars, and research rotations. Students may choose from five concentrations. This program is also available as a dual degree with an MD.

Concentrations

  • Cancer Biology and Genetics
  • Infectious Disease and Immunity
  • Molecular and Cell Biosciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Organ Systems and Translational Medicine

Business Administration

Fox School of Business and Management

Learn to lead management research. The PhD in Business Administration provides a collaborative, supportive environment, one-on-one faculty mentorship, and a deep-rooted commitment to research excellence, as well as multiple concentration opportunities.

Concentrations

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Interdisciplinary Study
  • International Business Administration
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Strategic Management
  • Tourism and Sport

Expand your decision-making abilities with a doctorate program that's designed to help senior managers and executives become evidence-based leaders. Distinct from a PhD, the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration is a part-time, three-year program that equips executives with the ability to apply research and theory to business challenges. This program is not designed for those who wish to become academic researchers. 

Chemistry

College of Science and Technology

Choose from a host of specialties: environmental chemistry, materials and polymers, medicinal, nanoscience, photonics and surface science. Along with a series of lecture and literature courses, you’ll immerse yourself in research in your specialty and finish your degree with an original dissertation.

Civil Engineering

College of Engineering

Focus on advanced issues and techniques, such as bridge longevity and new applications of geotechnical data, in an individualized course of study.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

College of Public Health

The Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD program trains students to examine the processes and problems of adult and child language disorders.

Computer and Information Science

College of Science and Technology

Prepare to undertake independent research leading to science and engineering advances in computer and information sciences. The program is structured around a dissertation, with coursework and seminars designed to attain work that is publishable in a recognized journal and presentable at international conferences.

Concentrations

  • Artificial Intelligence and Applications
  • Computer and Network Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Software Systems

Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts

Lead the field of criminal justice. Students will deepen their understanding of crime, governance and social justice in the scope of criminal justice application and education. 

Dance

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Research dance through a biennial symposium, a diverse array of courses, a public seminar series and a rigorous advising process with experienced faculty. Acquire the skills to envision new paradigms for the arts and education, forge new integrations across disciplines and create new knowledge through research. 

Decision Neuroscience

College of Liberal Arts

Gain a thorough understanding of the intellectual issues in the rapidly growing areas of decision neuroscience, neuroeconomics and neuromarketing, and work at the intersection of neuroscience and business. The program integrates scientific findings with everyday, real-world problems.

Fox School of Business and Management

Develop the ability to integrate and apply academic findings to real-world questions and problems within the field of decision neuroscience and its subfields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing. Explore truly interdisciplinary research through rigorous research training and a supportive, collaborative environment.

Documentary Arts and Visual Research

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Integrate production and theory to pursue doctoral research that builds on an MFA in film or media arts. Create work that moves fluidly between creative and critical approaches to images and the stories they tell in this interdisciplinary program.

Economics

College of Liberal Arts

Prepare to design and teach university curricula in economics and related fields, or serve as an administrator or a consultant in government agencies, private companies and nongovernmental organizations. 

Education

College of Education

Prepare for a career in teaching or research with this interdisciplinary doctoral degree. Immerse in a program that embraces user-inspired, social justice-oriented and community-connected scholarship. Students will gain fundamental knowledge and resources and hone in on a specialization that aligns with specific interests. Completion of this degree requires a concentration. 

Concentrations

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Literacy and Learners
  • Science, Mathematics and Educational Technology
  • Special Education

Educational Leadership

College of Education

Learn to diagnose and resolve organizational challenges and to craft and evaluate programs and policies that affect student success. Focus on the theoretical and methodological foundations of academic research, and develop the professional wisdom necessary to effectively manage change in complex organizational structures. 

Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

Develop research, analyze literature and design experiments in a terminal degree for technicians, educators and innovators. Opportunities for participation in federally funded research allow for learning the most advanced skills in electrical engineering.

English

College of Liberal Arts

Specialize on a specific time period in literature or a feature throughout history, while gaining faculty support for research and personal projects. 

Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

Complete an education in environmental engineering with a terminal research degree. Candidates may choose from a variety of specialties, from environmental contaminants to floodplain marking, and are fully prepared to design and teach courses at the college level and above.

Epidemiology

College of Public Health

The Epidemiology PhD in Temple’s College of Public Health prepares students for independent, research-oriented careers in epidemiology.

Geography and Urban Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Join an innovative program that integrates the contributions of several areas related to geography and urban studies. Hone skills for designing and teaching curricula in college and postgraduate environments, as well as preparing for high-level social research. 

Geoscience

College of Science and Technology

Examine the geological processes and cycles which affect human well-being and how the increasing human population and technology alter those processes and their effects. The program focuses on new and emerging areas of geosciences. 

Health Policy and Health Services Research

College of Public Health

The Health Policy PhD program emphasizes the use of economics, health services and outcomes research to study today’s challenging health policy issues.

Higher Education

College of Education

Gain a robust intellectual and theoretical understanding of the higher education field, as well as a range of applied experiences. This program prepares accomplished higher education leaders for senior leadership positions in colleges and universities.

History

College of Liberal Arts

Complete studies in history in a city replete with real-life examples of the discipline’s power, and round out an understanding of historical analytical methods and prepare to teach or research history at the most advanced levels. 

Kinesiology

College of Public Health

Explore the complexities of human movement in this terminal degree. You'll have the chance to shape your degree through independent research projects and a culminating dissertation. Choose to focus on one of two specializations: Athletic Training and Integrative Exercise Physiology. 

Concentrations

  • Athletic Training
  • Integrative Exercise Physiology

Law

Beasley School of Law

Gain the experience, knowledge, professionalism and skills necessary to excel at the practice of law. Diverse doctrinal, experiential and integrated courses, all led by accomplished faculty, ensure that every student has access to a world-class legal education.

Dual degree options

  • Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Business Administration
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health
  • Taxation JD and Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Transnational Law JD and LLM 

 

Mathematics

College of Science and Technology

Advance your understanding of mathematics and prepare for a career in administration, education and research. Graduates have strong proficiencies in conceptual competency, mathematical analysis and scientific inquiry.

Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Conduct advanced research and gain instruction skills in biofluidics, nanosynthesis and other exciting developments in mechanical engineering. Take advantage of Temple's cutting-edge assortment of technology and tools for researchers while pursuing grant-funded opportunities.

Media and Communication

Lew Klein College of Media and Communication

Work with mentors, participate in faculty research and publish your findings in academic journals related to a wide variety of subjects. You may focus your research and coursework on a variety of topics in the field, including communication and gender studies, communication and social change, communication history, international communication, media institutions, new media, and psychological processing of media.

Medicine

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

This four-year program trains future physicians interested in world-changing research and the clinical care of diverse patient populations, with the complex public health environment of Philadelphia providing practica and inspiration.

Music

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Develop university teaching skills and research experience, and acquire advanced skills in quantitative or qualitative research methods to effectively translate research findings into music education practice. Students participate in advanced study through specialization in music education practice and research, focusing on skills development and accountability for a diverse student population. 

Concentrations

  • Composition-Music
  • Music Studies
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology

Music Education

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Develop university teaching skills and research experience, and acquire advanced skills in quantitative or qualitative research methods to effectively translate research findings into music education practice. Students participate in advanced study through specialization in music education practice and research, focusing on skills development and accountability for a diverse student population. 

Music Therapy

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Prepare to become a competent scholar who will make significant contributions to research and theory in the field. Conduct research and develop theory, with opportunities to study both quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. 

Neuromotor Science

College of Public Health

The Neuromotor Science PhD program in Temple’s College of Public Health examines the neural and sensorimotor factors of human movement.

Pharmaceutical Science

School of Pharmacy

Build a foundation in pharmaceutical sciences and prepare for a rewarding career in academia, the pharmaceutical industry or a government agency. Choose to specialize in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics or Pharmacodynamics. Take advanced coursework, perform groundbreaking research, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and defend a thesis, all while working closely with faculty.

Concentrations

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

Master the academic, interpersonal and professional skills necessary for pharmacists. Participate in dynamic courses, group projects, lab work and diverse inter-professional clinical experiences. Temple offers elective concentrations, which allow you to tailor your studies in a specialization: Business, Clinical Practice, Clinical Trials, Medication Safety or Regulatory Affairs.

Philosophy

College of Liberal Arts

Continue lines of philosophical inquiry in a competitive doctoral program that offers the opportunity to teach classes before graduation. Choose one of Temple’s departmental specializations, including regional philosophies, aesthetics and the philosophical study of other disciplines. 

Physics

College of Science and Technology

Gain an understanding of physics sufficiently broad to form a basis for independent research, as well as the experience of doing significant research under the guidance of a mature scientist. Focus on atomic physics, condensed matter physics or particle physics with a theoretical or an experimental approach. 

Policy and Organizational Studies

College of Education

Immerse yourself in a program that embraces social justice-oriented, and community-connected scholarship as you gain a firm foundational understanding of social science and policy analysis. Refine your research skills by completing multiple courses in research methods, including qualitative and quantitative research.

Concentrations

  • Adult and Organizational Development
  • Higher Education
  • Urban Education

Political Science

College of Liberal Arts

Gain a comprehensive understanding of policy and politics in the U.S. and abroad. Prepare to be a leader in scholarship and teaching, or pursue a nonacademic career in government or the private sector. 

Psychology

College of Liberal Arts

Specialize in brain and cognitive sciences, or clinical, developmental or social psychology and prepare for an advanced career in academia, research or an applied specialty. 

Concentrations

  • Quantitative Methods

Religion

College of Liberal Arts

Commit to the study of religious traditions around the world. Work with faculty who specialize in particular regions and traditions and tailor a program that serves specific research and academic interests. 

School Psychology

College of Education

Build on your understanding of the science of psychology to prepare to become a school psychologist in a university, public or private school, hospital, research facility, government and state agency, or private practice. This accredited program teaches how to adapt to the evolving professional demands of school psychology and help determine the future of this profession. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Public Health

The Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD program in Temple’s College of Public Health is designed to develop leading public health scientists and academics.

Sociology

College of Liberal Arts

Examine sociological research methods, statistics and theory while pursuing your dissertation research. This program’s main areas of graduate teaching and research are gender and sexuality, immigration and globalization, medical sociology, race and ethnicity, and urban sociology. 

Spanish

College of Liberal Arts

Integrate linguistics and literature and gain a holistic education in the Spanish language. Specialize in Spanish peninsular literature, Spanish American literature or Hispanic linguistics. 

Statistics

Fox School of Business and Management

Become a leader in the advancement of statistical theory and practice through a PhD program that features a supportive research environment and personalized attention. This program is distinct from the PhD in Business Administration and prepares students to pursue original research in the field of statistics within academia, industry and government. 

Athletic Training

College of Public Health

The online Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) is designed for currently certified athletic trainers who want to further develop their clinical skills.

Dentistry

Kornberg School of Dentistry

Prepare for general practice in dentistry in this four-year program. Learn about the structures and the functions of the body and the oral cavity in both classrooms and pre-clinical labs during the first two years. In the second two years, you will be supervised by faculty while working with patients in our state-of-the-art clinical facilities developing clinical skills. 

International Dentists

Kornberg School of Dentistry

Train in a comprehensive general dentistry clinic simulating real-life private practice. Build on previous international schooling and clinical practice to develop your professional competencies.

Nursing

College of Public Health

Become a clinical practitioner and community leader through the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Temple University’s College of Public Health.

Concentrations

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
  • Family-Individual Across the Lifespan

Occupational Therapy

College of Public Health

The Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) is open to currently licensed OTs who have a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Performance

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Study and perform under the guidance of highly specialized faculty in your major instrument. Deepen your interpretive and performative abilities in this doctoral degree program. 

Concentrations

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harp
  • Historical Keyboard
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Physical Therapy

College of Public Health

Diagnose, evaluate and treat movement-related disorders with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the College of Public Health.

Podiatric Medicine

School of Podiatric Medicine

Build your foundation as a podiatrist with this highly ranked four-year program, which includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and clinical practices to prepare students to take up residency training and promote themselves in practices. 

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