Temple University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.96 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 39,296 (29,275 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,054 in-state; $23,048 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program tailors to both the working professional and dual degree medical students. It focuses on instilling a strong foundation in Urban Bioethics followed by incredible opportunities to apply what you've learned in the classroom in various community setting working with a variety of populations. Although the program is strategically located within Temple Universities School of Medicine, transportation to community sites may pose minor challenges.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Temple University is undoubtedly a great school academically and in terms of networking. The professors are incredibly accessible and easy to talk to as well as eager to help. Everyone is very accommodating. The program itself isn't competitive in the sense that you are competing against classmates for a select number of diplomas at the end of the program, but the coursework is rigorous. The first semester, there is a class called Molecules to Cells that accounts for six of the nine credits for the whole semester. If you do not do well in this one class, you will be spending the rest of your tenure playing catchup and it can be very difficult to pass the program. Also, the area in which Temple is located is not exactly the safest part of Philadelphia. Rent is cheap, but I don't always feel safe, especially at night. Overall, my experience at Temple is shaping up to be a positive one.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2016

I am a first year Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student at Temple University. I am Temple Made and very proud of my school which I believe has shaped me into the person I am today. The Speech-Language Pathology Graduate program at Temple is very prestigious and I fully believe these next two years will prepare and challenge me to become the SLP of my dreams. This being said, it was very difficult to be accepted into the program, even with a 3.8 GPA, the competitiveness is no joke. I even graduated from Temple with my Bachelor's Degree in May, still not knowing whether I was accepted into the program or not yet. One of the best feelings was receiving my acceptance letter and knowing I will be returning to an extremely supportive staff and faculty which will continue to mold me into the SLP I aspire to be. The only downside is, I am struggling financially. I desire this scholarship because I want to be able to provide myself with all of the necessary materials in order to continue this magnificent educational journey at Temple.
0.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2011

Teachers are too self-centered with a few exceptions. Some expect students to know everything and their teaching style is so old they even carry notes from fifty years ago and brag about it. There are other professors willing to make students think and understand the course and these are the ones whose classes filled up right away.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010

Temple University is a very diverse school with faculty who truly care and are invested in the success of their students. This is Temple's biggest pro and provides students with a network of support for their entire educational journey. Along the same lines, within such a large student body, sometimes the individual student becomes lost as there is not as much one-on-one attention or interaction possible.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The bioengineering program is fairly new, but offers many exciting research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

Temple University offers a very diverse educational experience with professors that are passionate about teaching, and the majority of whom maintain full-time jobs in their respective fields in addition to teaching. Temple offers an exceptional value for their education, offering an affordable, quality education. I love attending Temple University.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Temple, in the heart of Philly, is a service oriented school with emphasis on hands on application. Early on, we learn how to examine patients alongside the academics of medicine. The faculty invest themselves in accommodating students, and the hospital's proximity to the school makes immediate application of the curriculum a breeze. The class has a more "cooperative" atmosphere with sharing of resources; as a result though, the class lacks a hint of competition. The school's location in a poverty stricken North Philly raises some eyebrows despite excellent campus safety.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Disclaimer: This review is for the Podiatric program, but that was not offered as an option, nor was "other" button. Pros: Temple has one of the busiest clinics, if not *the* biggest clinic out of all the podiatry schools. This affords the student an opportunity for hands on work starting 3rd year. The curriculum is quite robust and many classes are shared with the MD students. However, we get an extra semester of anatomy with a special focus on the lower extremity. Out of all the podiatry schools, Temple has the most recognizable name, which was a selling point for me. Add to that a vibrant city scene and relatively affordable conditions, and you get an attractive package. Cons: The school is located away from main campus and the new medical sciences building. However, it's located in Chinatown, so if you like ethnic foods this might not be a disadvantage. Temple's tuition is slightly higher than other schools.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: The professors and instructors are expert in their field. The clinical experience provided by the school is excellent. Cons: Very heavy workload and the area is not very safe.
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