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 AND International Application recommended deadline

NEW THIS YEAR! January 6: ​Deadline for all other programs - MEd in Art Education; Master of Architecture; MS Architecture; MS Facilities Planning; MFA in Glass/Ceramics, Fibers & Material Studies, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Photo and GAID; MS City & Regional Planning; ML.Arch in Landscape Architecture (note: applicants must meet the January 6 deadline to be considered for financial assistance.)

After January 6, late applications may be considered for the following programs as space is available: MEd in Art Education; Master of Architecture; MS Architecture; MS Facilities Planning; MS City & Regional Planning; ML.Arch in Landscape Architecture.


​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 Tyler Graduate application before the program deadline. The graduate application allows us to collect essential student information and documents 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). If your program requires a portfolio for admission, you will submit your portfolio at

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:

Tyler 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 or WES 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 though the Temple application Supplemental Items section (with the exception of the portfolio):

  • Writing Sample (Art History)
  • Resume (All Programs)
  • Statement of Goals (All Programs)
  • Letters of Recommendations (All Programs) When you are filling out your reference requests there will be a place to enter the email address for your references. The Temple application system will then automatically send your reference an email prompting them to submit their recommendation letters by email. Please do not send paper letters of recommendation; we cannot accept these. Three letters are required for all programs.

For all programs that require a porfolio, you will be prompted with a link in your Temple application to: Select your program from the list and submit your portfolio by the deadline. Upon submission, copy the Submission Id # and paste it into the Supplemental Items section of your Temple Application to complete that portion of the application.

  • Portfolio - MFA, MEd, MArch, MS Architecture, ML.Arch (optional)

    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.


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. Applicants are considered for awards after they have been accepted into a graduate program. There is no separate application for financial aid prior to admission.