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

One of only 131 universities in the United States to be classified as an R1 research institution—the highest category of research activity—Temple is dedicated to providing the tools, resources and support our scholars need to move their fields forward. Students in the Spanish MA program are engaged in groundbreaking scholarship, working alongside renowned faculty, fellow scholars and local organizations.

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your original research or to participate as a research assistant in the editing of two scholarly journals. 

  • Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea publishes refereed articles studying all aspects of 20th- and 21st-century Spanish literature and is part of The Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies
  • La corónica is a journal published by the MLA Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

You can also explore the dissertations of previous graduates and the doctoral reading list.

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.