How to Apply

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

College of Science and Technology graduate candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to apply. Most applicants have an undergraduate degree in one of the natural sciences, Computer Science or Mathematics. Students from other fields will need to take prerequisite courses.

Contact the faculty member in your area of interest prior to submitting an application. See a list of core Earth and Environmental Science Department faculty


Candidates should have taken at least five courses in geology and one year of college-level chemistry, calculus and either physics or biology to prepare for graduate-level classes and instructing undergraduate majors.

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Additional Requirements for International Students

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required. The minimum score for the TOEFL is 105 iBT or 620 PBT.

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

Admissions Deadline

  • Fall: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15

​For full consideration, applications must be submitted by the deadline. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should target Fall entry as Spring admission is rare.

Program admissions are limited and competitive. Applicants are expected to contact the faculty in their area of interest prior to submitting an application.


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