How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple's online graduate application along with an application fee of $60. 

A baccalaureate degree in any of the social sciences is appropriate. A bachelor's degree in another discipline may also be considered.

Candidates will be asked to submit the following along with their application.

Supporting Materials

Official electronic transcripts must be sent to Original transcripts can be mailed to the following address.

Temple University College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Admissions Committee
Dept. of Geography and Urban Studies
308 Gladfelter Hall
1115 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores are required. The minimum scores required are

  • TOEFL iBT: 88
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 60

See more detailed instructions on applying to Temple as an international student.


If you have questions about the Geography MA, contact
Jessica Brennan, administrator in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.
Phone: 215-204-7577

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1

Although students are sometimes admitted for the spring term, the department encourages applicants to apply for the fall term since the program sequence is designed to begin at that time.