Admission Requirements

Fee: Include a fee of $60 for the online application.

Process: You’ll need to complete an application online through Temple’s online system.

To apply, you should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If your GPA is below 3.0, you should have a score at or above the 65th percentile on the GRE/MAT or a GPA of 3.25 in graduate coursework (nine credits).

Send all of your application materials to:

Temple MS RT Admissions
Attn: Gretchen Snethen
1700 N. Broad St., Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Application Components

  1. References: You’ll need two letters of reference. One of the letters should be written by a faculty member who can comment on your academic ability. The other can be from a professional reference who can speak to your work-related competencies.  

  2. Goals statement: Write a 500 to 1,000 word essay describing your background, interests, accomplishments and career goals. Specifically, you should describe why your interests and goals make you a good fit for a career in Recreation Therapy. Focus on producing a clear, well-written document, as the master’s program emphasizes scholarly writing.

  3. GRE or MAT score is required.

  4. TOEFL score (if needed)
    Minimum 79 iBT or 550 PBT
    See all international graduate applicant requirements.

  5. Current professional résumé is required for admission.

Additional: To begin your required clinical/fieldwork placement, you’ll need to pass clearances that may include criminal background checks and drug screenings. You may also need to maintain personal health insurance and/or submit proof of physicals and immunizations. For a full list of requirements, see the Recreation Therapy MS Bulletin.

Application Deadlines

 Applications are now being accepted for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 semesters. Submit your application.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Master of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $928.00 per year
Out-of-state: $1,276.00 per year