Leading and innovating in the built and natural environments
With a curriculum focused on engaged learning on site and in design studio and collaborative workshops, graduate students in Tyler Architecture and Environment Design (AED) disciplines work alongside each other to explore opportunities and challenges facing society today and into the future.
Whether studying Architecture, Facilities Planning, Landscape Architecture or City and Regional Planning, our graduate students find commonality in their academic pursuits and professional programs that prepare them to impact their chosen field.
The Tyler Experience
"At Tyler, I've grown the most from learning from my peers in my grad cohort, and the knowledge we share with one another from our different backgrounds and paths. We are always recommending readings and sharing projects with one another."
– Allyson J. Church, Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate, '23
Graduate students form a diverse and interconnected community supported by a faculty of forward-thinking educators, practitioners and researchers who bring real-world experience into the classroom -- combining the latest praxis with theory and scholarship.
On Temple’s main campus, graduate students have access to a four-story, 50,000-square-foot building with expansive design studios, maker spaces, fabrication labs and printing facilities that offer 3D printers, laser cutters, AR/VR design stations, woodshop workstations, plotters, digital routers and more. Students also have use of a full array of digital tools at Temple’s Loretta Duckworth Digital Scholars Center in the Charles Library.
Tyler’s Landscape Architecture graduate classes take place at Temple’s suburban Ambler Campus, home to the 187-acre Ambler Arboretum, an outdoor classroom and living laboratory where site-based design research takes form amid woodland landscapes, native gardens, Tyler’s greenhouse and the Ambler Research Field Station.
Research and Experiential Learning
Graduate students have access to the abundant resources of a large, tier-one public research university and AED faculty who model a culture of inquiry through their own research and professional practice. The richness of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and allied professional fields across the Philadelphia region offers limitless possibilities for experiential learning.
Mentorship and Internships
With a large network of alumni in leading firms around the Philadelphia region, graduate students have a plethora of opportunities for mentorship and internships with some of the most accomplished professionals practicing today.
Explore Tyler In Person
Schedule a Visit
A visit to Tyler is a critical first step in exploring our MFA program. You'll have an opportunity to meet with faculty and fellow graduate students, see various disciplines in action and explore our expansive facilities on Temple University's main campus.
Complete this form to schedule a visit and explore everything Tyler has to offer.
Financing Your Education
Tyler and Temple offer a range of generous funding opportunities for incoming and continuing students, to support your creative research, allowing you to act and think big in ways that are meaningful to your education and how your work will impact the world in the future.
- December 15 (international)
- January 6 (U.S.)
Learn more about the application process here.