The graduate admissions process differs depending on the degree program but all students embark on a two-part enrollment process to both Temple University and the Tyler School of Art via the steps listed below.


​December 15: MA & PhD in Art History

​January 15: MEd in Art Education; Master of Architecture; MFA in Glass/Ceramics, Fibers & Material Studies, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Photo and GAID

​March 1: MFA in Metals/Jewelry/CADCAM; MS City & Regional Planning; ML.Arch in Landscape Architecture

Extended deadlines for MEd in Art Education and Master of Architecture to March 1, 2018 for Fall 2018 admission.


​November 1: MA & PhD in Art History; MEd in Art Education; Master of Architecture; MS City & Regional Planning; ML.Arch in Landscape Architecture

Step One – Temple University Application

All students must complete the Temple University Graduate School application before the program deadline. The graduate application allows us to collect essential student information necessary to evaluate all applicants. Due to processing time, we recommend completing the Temple application well before the deadline and before submitting transcripts and standardized test scores (if applicable).

Step Two – Academic Materials

All students must submit transcripts from all previously attended universities and colleges before the program deadline. Transcripts must be official and come in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Tyler School of Art – Temple University
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

(Many schools will default to sending transcripts to the Temple Graduate School if not provided with the specialized address above. Transcripts sent to Temple University experience significant processing time before being transferred internally and are not considered received until they arrive at the Tyler School of Art Office of Admissions.)

For international students, a NACES evaluation is recommended. Transcripts which do not come from an evaluation agency must be translated internally, a process which adds approximately 4 weeks to the processing time. Students submitting transcripts directly from their home institution should do so six weeks prior to the application deadline to ensure sufficient time for consideration. Additional international application information can be found at

Test scores, if required, should be submitted directly to Temple University before the program deadline by the testing agency and must have been completed in the last 5 years. We cannot accept paper copies of tests. This includes the GRE, MAT, TOEFL and IELTS.

Architecture, Art History, and City and Regional Planning applicants must submit their GRE test scores. Art Education applicants may choose to either submit their GRE or MAT test scores. MFA applicants are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores. Landscape Architecture, GRE/GMAT: Required.  A waiver of this requirement may be requested.

More information about the academic materials can be found on the Temple Graduate School's website:

Step Three – Tyler School of Art Materials

All additional materials MUST be submitted via SlideRoom at before the program deadline. If required for the individual program to which you are applying, the following should be uploaded to SlideRoom:

  • Portfolio (MFA, MEd, MArch)

    20 pieces showcasing recently completed work in the medium you are applying to pursue (with the exception of Art Education students who may show a variety of recently completed work by the applicant – not the work of their students). Individual portfolio requirements vary; please contact the individual department for more details.

  • Writing Sample (Art History)
  • Resume (All Programs)
  • Statement of Goals (All Programs)
  • Letters of Recommendations (All Programs)

    2 Letters required for Art History, 3 Letters required for all other majors. When you are filling out your SlideRoom application, there will be a place to enter the email address for your references. SlideRoom will then automatically send them an email prompting them to submit their recommendation letters via the SlideRoom website. Please do not send paper letters of recommendation; we cannot accept these.


Graduate funding is offered in a variety of formats including fellowships and assistantships depending on the individual department. Please contact your individual program coordinator for additional information.