Admissions Information

You’ll need to complete an application online. There is a $60 application fee. 

Admission to this program is restricted to a limited number of highly qualified individuals with strong backgrounds in this field or a related one. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree earned with a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).  A master’s degree is preferred but not required.

The College of Engineering automatically reviews all qualified full-time applicants for either a teaching or a research assistantship. There is no separate application necessary to be considered for one of these awards.

Application Requirements

  1. References: You’ll need three letters of recommendation. If sending by email, these should come directly from your reference writer’s personal email address.
  2. Goals statement: In one to two pages, describe your relevant technical experiences and career goals.
  3. GRE score: Minimum quantitative GRE scores of at least the 50th percentile for PhD candidates. Your official scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Agency. The institutional code for Temple is 2906. 
  4. Current professional résumé
  5. Transcripts: Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution.

The above materials should be sent by email to, or mailed to

Office of Admissions and Graduate Student Services
College of Engineering
Temple University
1947 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

International Applicant Requirements

In addition to the standard application requirements, international applicants need to submit the following credentials.

  1. Transcripts or marksheets and degree certificates or diplomas in your original language are required. You’ll also need translations of these academic documents by an appropriate university or government official. You may submit photocopies for the admissions process, but should submit original documents if you’re accepted and choose to attend.
  2. Evaluation: The department encourages applicants who have attended international post-secondary institutions to have their credentials evaluated by a NACES-accredited agency and submit a course-by-course evaluation. This will speed up the admissions process.
  3. TOEFL or the academic version of the IELTS exam: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official results from the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo exam. The following minimum scores are required.
  • TOEFL: 79
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo: 110

Applications seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa must also submit

For more information on international student resources, visit International Student and Scholar Services.

Learn more about specific instructions for applicants educated in China and India.

Admissions Deadlines

Fall Funding Consideration
  • Dec. 15: Fellowship Consideration
  • Jan. 15: Final Fellowship/Early Assistantship Consideration
  • March 1: Final Admissions 
  • Nov. 1

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our graduate programs, the admissions process or other general inquiries, do not hesitate to contact us.  
Phone: 215-204-7800