College of Liberal Arts Research

Research in the College of Liberal Arts provides graduate students opportunities to collaborate and lead initiatives that span the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields. As a public research institution, Temple equips its students with the tools and opportunities they need to pursue original ideas and create real, sustainable change in the world.

Research Honors 

Graduate students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are regular recipients of awards and accolades for their achievements. Recent honors include the following. 

Learn more about research initiatives at Temple

Research Facilities

Graduate students in Temple’s College of Liberal Arts have access to the following state-of-the-art, collaborative research centers and institutes.

  • Housed within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, the Center for Asian Health seeks to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among underserved Asian Pacific Americans and other diverse health disparity populations. 
  • The Center for the Humanities at Temple is an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship and intellectual inquiry in the humanities, intended to bridge the disciplinary divide between departments and colleges.
  • The Public Policy Lab is home to researchers who study public policies and the social processes relevant to their development and consequences.
  • The Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center is an interdisciplinary research hub dedicated to the study of neurological biology and behavior. 
  • The University Community Collaborative prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders, and it creates cultures that value and integrate the contributions of youth with the goal of building stronger communities.

Learn more about College of Liberal Arts research centers and institutes.

Department Research Centers

History PhD students have access to three research facilities at the College of Liberal Arts. 

  • The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a global context.
  • The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History supports innovative approaches to understanding American Jewish life. In collaboration with institutions in Philadelphia and beyond, the center invites the public to join conversations about Jewish culture, history, identity and politics across time and space.
  • The Center for Public History combines a solid grounding in American history with practical training in nonprofit heritage management. Students serve internships in the shadow of Independence Hall, wander the back rooms of our nation’s oldest museums and explore new possibilities for digital pasts at some of the most historically significant sites in the United States.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple University among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.