How To Apply

To apply, submit Temple's online graduate application along with an application fee of $60.

All College of Liberal Arts applicants must have completed their bachelor’s degree in a related field before applying to a graduate program.

Official electronic transcripts can be sent via an email to mpp@temple.edu. Originals can be mailed to the following address.

Temple University Master of Public Policy Program
1114 W. Polett Walk
837 Anderson Hall 
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores are required. The minimum score for the TOEFL is 90 iBT or 575 PBT.

See more detailed instructions on applying to Temple as an international student.

Admissions Deadlines

The following deadlines are for fall 2021 admission.

  • Fall application deadline: March 1
  • Partial scholarship award consideration deadline: March 1
  • Fall late application deadline: June 15

The following deadlines are for spring 2021 admission.

  • Spring application deadline: Nov. 1
  • Spring late application deadline: Dec. 6

Application must be completed and all supplemental materials correctly submitted in order to be eligible for consideration on the deadlines listed above.

Transferring Credits

Students admitted to the MPP program can transfer up to six credits. The credits must have been earned at a reputable institution with a grade of B or higher, and Temple University must have equivalent courses in its course inventory. Students who wish to transfer credits must submit a transcript listing the courses to be transferred and set up an appointment with the director of the MPP degree program to discuss transferring into the program.

Transfer students must apply to the MPP program and generally meet the same requirements as other applicants, although their performance in another MPP or Master of Public Administration program will be given special consideration in the admissions decision. Questions about whether applicants qualify for waivers should be sent via email to mpp@temple.edu. Learn more about transfer admission requirements