Research & Facilities

Students are encouraged to get involved with ongoing faculty research and develop their own research ideas and interests in applied behavior analysis. Graduates will leave the program with the experience of completing a research study from start to finish. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you’ll develop the skills to select a research question, conduct a literature review, submit an application to the Institutional Review Board, conduct your study, describe your results in writing, and present and defend your thesis.

Research Quality & Funding

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

In the same year, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.

The College of Education and Human Development’s externally funded research expenditure was $13.8 million in fiscal year 2017.


The College of Education and Human Development is primarily located in Ritter Hall, Ritter Hall Annex and Weiss Hall on Temple’s Main Campus. The campus’ North Philadelphia location is suited to provide opportunities for students to engage with area schools, communities, government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations.