Admitted Graduate Students: Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s distinguished graduate program. We’re excited for you to join our influential community of bold thinkers and makers who are reshaping the way we all see the world.

Please find helpful information as you prepare to attend Tyler. If you have program-specific questions, such as curriculum, program requirements, which courses you should first take or if you’d like to schedule an advanced visit to campus to meet the faculty and explore the facilities, please contact your program head:

•    Architecture: Pablo Meninato
•    Art Education: Renee Jackson
•    Art History: Jane DeRose Evans
•    Ceramics: Roberto Lugo
•    City & Regional Planning: Jeffrey Doshna
•    Community Arts Practices: Billy Yalowitz
•    Facilities Planning: Pablo Meninato
•    Fibers & Material Studies: Jesse Harrod
•    Glass: Jessica Julius
•    Graphic & Interactive Design: Kelly Holohan
•    Landscape Architecture: Pauline Hurley-Kurtz 
•    Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM: Doug Bucci
•    Painting: Philip Glahn
•    Photography: Byron Wolfe
•    Printmaking: Amze Emmons
•    Sculpture: C.T. Jasper 

How do I pay my tuition deposit? 
First, you must activate your TUportal account. Once your TUportal account is activated, look in the “Next Steps” channel for instructions about paying your deposit online.

How do I apply for financial aid and other support?
Information on university support through fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and grants is available on the Temple University Graduate School website. You can also find information on our website here.

For domestic students: In order to be considered for financial aid, such as federal grants, work-study and loans, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you have submitted your FAFSA and listed Temple University (003371), the information will be sent to Temple University’s Student Financial Services (SFS) Office. SFS begins to process graduate student financial aid awards in late May for the upcoming academic year. You will receive an email notification of a processed financial aid award letter in your TUportal.

For additional information on graduate financial aid at Temple University visit the Graduate School’s Financial Information site.

Where will I live?
Any full-time, matriculated graduate or professional school student can apply to live in graduate housing. Download the “Graduate Living: Housing Selection” guide here.

The majority of our graduate students live off-campus. A good resource for off-campus housing information can be found on our Off-Campus Services website. You can also download Temple’s “Student Guide to Finding Off-Campus Housing” here.

What about my health insurance?
Full-time graduate students have the opportunity to enroll in one of Temple University’s health insurance plans. Teaching assistants, research assistants, academic interns, and graduate externs receive health insurance benefits. Fellowship recipients have similar options. For questions regarding the plans, visit Temple’s Human Resources site for students.

How do I register for courses?
You can register for fall courses starting in April. To access registration, you should sign into TUportal. On the left side, select the link for “Self Service Banner,” then “Student,” then “Registration.”

Tyler’s Advising team is here to help if you have trouble registering for any course. Please contact Kathy Peters, assistant director of academic advising at or Dave Logan, director of academic advising at

Check out the Academic Calendar for the semester schedule. Don’t forget that New Graduate Student Orientation will be held in August. More details to come.

I’m an international student. Where can I find more information?
Temple’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing support to our international students, scholars and researchers.

Where can I learn more about Temple’s disability resources and services?
We encourage you to meet with a Disability Resources and Services (DRS) coordinator to learn more about resources and services available at Temple. Please contact DRS at 215-204-1280 or to schedule an information session.